But LSU’s first-year offensive coordinator is having the kind of success in Baton Rouge that athletic directors are sure notice. The Tigers averaged 374 yards per game last season. This year they’re averaging just under 489. Last year LSU averaged 29.7 points per game. This year they’re averaging 45.5.
Improved quarterback play is one big reason for the uptick in production (bad defenses are another). Under the tutelage of the long-time NFL assistant, Zach Mettenberger has seen his passer rating balloon from 128.34 (ninth best in the SEC last season) to 190.12 (third best in the league this season).
Add all that up and Les Miles believes his old pal is ready for another head coaching opportunity:
“He’s somebody that is committed to, in my mind, making LSU the best they can be. His short-term goals are to win and win very big….
I think he’d be a great head coach in the college game or, for that matter, the pro game. Again, right now he’s in college. I think he sees his opportunities in college, and I think he’ll have them.”
Here’s guessing more than a few Tiger fans would prefer it if Miles would stop with the Cameron hype and focus instead on keeping him around.
In his five seasons at Indiana, Cameron went 18-37. His final team went 5-6 but finished 4-4 in the Big Ten, good enough for a fourth-place tie on the standings sheet.