LSU coach Les Miles targeted Cam Cameron to be his offensive coordinator immediately after Cameron was fired by the Baltimore Ravens.
Miles said at an introductory news conference Friday in Baton Rouge, La., that he reached to Cameron with a text on Dec. 10, the day Cameron was removed as offensive coordinator by the Ravens.
Cameron and Miles worked together on Bo Schembechler's Michigan staff in the 1980s and had maintained a friendship over the years.
"I think it fell together exactly right," Miles said. "How it came together benefitted us. I wanted to bring in somebody who could make us better."
Terms of Cameron's contract weren't released by the university.
Cameron replaces Greg Studrawa, who served in the dual role as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach the past two seasons. Studrawa will stay with the Tigers as the line coach.
"This is an excellent opportunity for coach Cameron to help us," Miles said, according to USA Today. "We were not just going to say, 'We'll be better next year.' This move is designed to put us in line with a championship."
Under Miles, LSU has excelled on defense, but its offense has lacked consistency. Camerom has a track record of success in the NFL in developing offenses and young quarterbacks with the Ravens and San Diego Chargers.
"We've got a great foundation that we can build from," Cameron said. "I've seen a lot of LSU's games. It's a great system. It's my job to adapt and adjust and bring my expertise. We'll let it evolve."