Report: Ed Orgeron fired OC Cam Cameron, not LSU

Ed Orgeron was USC's interim coach in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired (Getty).
Ed Orgeron was USC’s interim coach in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired (Getty).

New LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron was the person who fired offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, not the university, according to a report in the New Orleans Times Picayune.

According to the report, Orgeron was given the choice about the direction of the Tigers’ offense and he opted for a change in the offensive system, which didn’t included Cameron’s assistance. Orgeron promoted tight ends coach Steve Ensminger to offensive coordinator and pushed Cameron, who was good friends with Miles and had been LSU’s offensive coordinator since 2013, out.

Ensminger has been an offensive coordinator in several other places, including McNeese State, Louisiana Tech, Texas A&M and Clemson. He’s been the Tigers’ tight ends coach since 2010.

Orgeron laid out LSU’s new offensive philosophy in his introductory press conference on Monday and said his goal is to score points, something that has been severely lacking for the Tigers’ this season.

“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.”

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