LSU coach Les Miles wanted longtime friend Cam Camerom as his offensive coordinator and now he's paying for it.
Make that the school's paying Cameron handsomely to join the coaching staff.
The university announced Wednesday in a release that Cameron would receive a three-year, $3.4 million contract once it is approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors. He will be paid $600,000 in 2013, $1.3 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in 2015.
The contract puts Camerom in the neighborhood of college football's highest-paid assistants and on the same plane as LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, who will make $1.1 million this season and $1.3 million in 2014.
Cameron was fired by the Baltimore Ravens as their offensive coordinator during the 2012 season. Without him, the Ravens went on to win the Super Bowl.
The last time Cameron worked at the college level was as head coach at Indiana from 1997-2001.