Originally written on Saturday Night Slant  |  Last updated 2/9/13
Miami-dolphins-pittsburgh
Where there's smoke...there must be fire, right? Right now, there's thick black smoke coming from the LSU football program right now as everyone plus their message-board-loving cousin is reporting that Cam Cameron is going to be LSU's next offensive coordinator. Word is no coach will be removed from the program, but popular thought has Studrawa moving back to offensive line coach while QB coach Steve Kragthorpe will take an administrative role. So does the addition of the recently removed Baltimore Ravens OC help the Tigers? I certainly think so.   Cameron has a strong background as an offensive coordinator in the NFL. Before being Baltimore's OC, he served as OC at San Diego among other places, tutoring the likes of Philip Rivers and Drew Brees. Cameron also came in the same year as Joe Flacco, the guy who just left New Orleans as MVP of the Super Bowl. His tenure at Baltimore came to a midseason ending, when the team was 9-4. Cameron got into a very public spat with Flacco, which in the professional ranks almost certainly always ends with the coach holding the bag. Thus, Cameron got to watch the Super Bowl from his couch, not from the press box of the Superdome. It's easy to see Miles' gravitation to Cameron. First of all, both are Michigan Men who coached together for seven years under Bo Schembechler in the late 80's and early 90's. If you watched any of the Ravens offense this past year, or really any year of a Cameron-coached offense, you'll see familary concepts and game plans to what Miles has attempted to run since Crowton was run out of town. Indeed, Cameron was criticized for not using Ray Rice enough, but his attack is based off a pass-catching RB, utilizing the tight end, and working off of the running game. An offense under Cameron will not have a spread look like a lot of college teams, but will probably look damn near exactly like what LSU fans see on the field now. You'll still see a run-based attack, but the idea is the offense will return to what worked in 2011, which was pairing a stout running game with shots down the field. Granted, LSU couldn't do that as much in 2012 because of a lack of a down the field threat, but look for those deep shots to return in 2013. I can see Cameron using Mettenberger like he used Flacco, taking advantage of the big right arm. A criticism of Cameron is his control-freak personality. This played into his demise in Baltimore, but LSU fans seem to believe this will point to a reduction in Miles' meddling in the offense, to the offenses advantage. I'm here to tell you those people are wrong. Miles is an offensive guy. He will never fully relinquish the reins. Where I see the positive is that Miles trusts Cameron's opinion and will let him run the offense as he sees fit, in a way that jives with what Miles wants to do on offense more closely than past OCs. Nick Saban would never fully turn the defense over the Kirby Smart, neither would Alabama fans want him to. Miles is going to be involved in the offense as long as he's the head coach at LSU. If Cameron's philosophy lines up with Miles better, though, that should translate into a more effective offense with a better overall gameplan, which is ultimately where Studrawa failed.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Martavis Bryant reportedly failed multiple marijuana tests

Mortensen: Krafts called me to apologize amid Deflategate drama

Packers smart to sit Aaron Rodgers for rest of preseason

Is Rich Paul steering Tristan Thompson towards Toronto?

Kyrie Irving might not suit up for Cavaliers until January

Report: Martavis Bryant suspended four games for violating substance abuse policy

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Phillies have finally escaped from payroll hell

Report: Paul Petrino took care of players' shoplifting incident

Joe Theismann on RG3: ‘It’s time for Robert to be quiet’

Rex Ryan will start E.J. Manuel in Bills’ third preseason game

Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal dish about old Lakers feud

Jones was worried about Bryant over alleged Walmart tape

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Packers smart to sit Rodgers for rest of preseason

Towns is perfect for today's NBA

The Opening Drive: Utah alum Jordan Gross is fed up with the HarBros

Five greatest NBAers without a ring

Exactly how bad is the NL East?

Five potential college football Week 1 shockers

Top 10 storylines for Week 3 of the NFL preseason

Wilson’s ‘Recovery Water’ plug sends the wrong message

The 12 most relevant teams in CFB

PAC-12 preview: Can dark horse ASU take on USC?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker