One of the first lessons learned in the business world is often a very simple one -- don't burn any bridges. Cam Cameron apparently believes in that.
The former Baltimore offensive coordinator, fired by John Harbaugh in December, was introduced Friday as LSU's new offensive coordinator and said only nice stuff about the Ravens and their coach.
Cameron is very close to LSU coach Les Miles -- he was in his wedding and they've coached together before -- a similar situation to Harbaugh, who fired him the day after the Ravens lost in Washington in December. But Cameron wouldn't take any shots at Harbaugh when speaking at his introductory press conference in Baton Rouge on Friday.
""The past five years working with John Harbaugh, I would not trade for anything in the world," Cameron said. "We are still great friends to this day. When you love somebody, it is easy to look each other in the eye and know that we love each other unconditionally. We understand how things in football and things in general can play out."
The offense did seem to take off after Jim Caldwell took over as the offensive coordinator. In fact, the offense's scoring ability in the post-season was a crucial reason the Ravens went 4-0 and beat the Colts, Broncos, Patriots and then the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
Cameron's been around in both college and pro football, and it's not surprising to see him land at LSU, given the fact that he and Miles are very close. Miles said at the press conference that he contacted Cameron very quickly after the Ravens let him go, and that started things rolling to begin working with another close friend.
"It is an opportunity of a lifetime to work with people you care about," Cameron said. "There is no downside in my mind because the relationship trumps everything. For me and my family it doesn't get any better than this."