Report: Ed Orgeron fired Cam Cameron, not LSU
The widely reported story Sunday was that LSU fired both coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.
Sources told Andrew Lopez of The Times-Picayune that it was actually interim coach Ed Orgeron’s decision to fire Cameron, who had held the offensive coordinator position since 2013.
Lopez reports that Orgeron was given the option whether to include Cameron on the staff going forward. Orgeron has promoted tight ends coach Steve Ensminger, a former LSU quarterback, to the coordinator position. The new LSU play-caller has been on LSU’s staff since 2010 and a coordinator at multiple previous stops, including McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M and Clemson.
At his introductory press conference, Orgeron hinted at changes in offensive philosophy.
“We’re going to spread the ball out a little bit, do some different things, change the style of play,” Orgeron said. “There’s a lot of things on offense that we’ve done well, running the football, and we want to have a different passing game. We want to be more creative, find ways that the quarterback can get the ball down the field throwing it.
“Obviously, we know people hold up the box on Leonard (Fournette) and Derrius Guice, and we want to put the ball in our playmakers’ hands. We want to throw short for the quarterback and move the ball down the field. You have to score points these days.”