Cam Cameron named as LSU’s new offensive coordinator
It’s a small world. YouWager’s serious college football-betting fans will know the name. Malcom ‘Cam’ Cameron is a veteran of many pigskin wars, and many wagers. Not long ago, he was the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens, the very team that won the Super Bowl.
Alabama might be a little nervous about the news.
Cam Cameron is now, officially, the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach of the LSU Tigers. Previously, Cameron was the offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens. In the NFL, Cameron was once the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. But Offensive Coordinator seems to be his best role.
Head coach John Harbaugh, of the Baltimore Ravens announced Cameron would be his offensive coordinator back in January of 2008. YouWager’s oddsmakers say Cameron is one of the winningest coordinators in the history of the NFL.
While his record as a head coach, is dismal (1-15), in Cameron’s 10 NFL football wagering seasons, as an NFL offensive coordinator, he was a vital part of 100 wins. He averaged 10 victories per season.
As Paul Newman used to say, “There’s an art to being lucky.”
Cameron was with the San Diego Chargers from 2002 to 2006, and with the Baltimore Ravens from 2008 to 2012. He was fired near the end of the 2012 NFL football betting season. In San Diego, Cameron helped the Chargers accomplish a 47-33 regular NFL football wagering season record. As the offensive coordinator for the Ravens, Cameron maintained a 53-24 regular season mark.
As YouWager’s dedicated college football betting fans surely know, and as Paul Newman suggests, there is a pattern for success. On average, the starting experience for Cam Cameron’s starting quarterbacks during those 10 seasons was 2.9 years.
Under Cameron’s direction, Philip Rivers got a Pro Bowl title in his first year, and Drew Brees earned a Pro Bowl in his third. Brees had the third highest QB rating ever with only 7 interceptions. In his 11 NFL football betting seasons, Cameron’s offenses have led the league in points one time, and they have finished consistently among the top 5 three times. Cameron’s teams have finished 1st, 3rd, and 5th, and they ended up at the top of the heap, 9 times. The only 2 times Cameron’s teams haven’t been one of the best, were his first NFL season in San Diego, and his only season as a head coach in Miami.
Under Cameron, QB Joe Flacco became Baltimore’s all-time leading passer, with 13,816 yards, 80 touchdown passes, and 1,190 completions. In his first 4 NFL football wagering seasons, Flacco’s 44 victories were the most ever recorded, for a starting rookie QB in his first four years in the NFL. YouWager’s research department says, in the history of the NFL, Flacco is the only starting quarterback to make it to the playoffs in each of his first 4 NFL seasons.
In the 2011 NFL football betting season, the Ravens played 11 games against teams that were rated in the top 10 defenses in the league, in points allowed. In those 11 matchups, the Ravens averaged 23 points per game. As directed by Cameron, the 2006 Chargers offense was one of the few teams (28) to ever average 30 plus points per game.
As LSU’s new offensive coordinator, Cameron will replace Greg Studrawa, who will return to the position of offensive line coach. Cameron became close friends with LSU’s head coach, Les Miles, when they both worked for Michigan. As YouWager’s sharpest bettors will know, Miles replaced Nick Saban at LSU.
Miles told YouWager’s news source that quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe will take on administrative duties. Kragthorpe had originally come to LSU in 2011 to be the offensive coordinator, but he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease before the season started.
Cameron spent the first 10 years of his career an assistant coach at the University of Michigan. Under Bo Schembechler, he was Michigan’s youngest assistant coach. YouWager’s research department says that while responsible for tutoring quarterbacks and wide receivers, Cameron has coached many players that would wind up in the NFL. One of these was a quarterback named Jim Harbaugh.