Cam Cameron is LSU's new offensive coordinator. He and head coach Les Miles have been friends since the '80s when both where assistant coaches at the University of Michigan. In fact, the two are so close that they've been groomsmen in each others weddings.
Cameron left the Wolverines to go on to the NFL to be the quarterbacks coach for the Washington Redskins from '94-'96 before becoming the head coach at the Indiana University from '97-'01.
Then in 2002 he jumped back to the pros where he had great success with the San Diego Chargers. That's where he met a young Drew Brees who was just entering his 2nd season in the NFL.
"He was huge. Cam was huge in my career," Brees says in his book. "I was with him for four years. He was the offensive coordinator while I was in San Diego for those last four years. That was a time in my career where during that stretch I got benched three or four times, and they ended up drafting Philip Rivers. Cam was pretty much the one who broke the news to me. My postseason exit meeting with him after the '03 season I went in his office, shut the door and he said, 'I'm just telling you they're either going to go out and get a free agent veteran quarterback to come in here or they're going to draft a rookie high to compete with you. Just get ready for that.' I feel like he was always very honest with me. He always did things to try to get the best out of me. There was a time or two where we would butt heads, but I think that was all part of the process of him trying to mold me into the type of quarterback he knew I could be, the type of person he knew I could be, leader and I appreciate him for that. I love the man. I think he's a great coach and obviously I had a lot of great years with him."
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger would benefit greatly from that kind of tutelage. Mett is a kid, that if properly mentor, could emerge as one of the nation's best. So far his career has been marred by a boring and stale offense that was ranked 85th nationally last year with the passing attack coming in at 92nd. UGGGHHHHH!
Now with Cameron on the Bayou Bengals sideline, those snooze-fests could soon become a thing of the past. Mettenberger just might be able to show off his prototypical NFL skills in a prototypical NFL offense.