Cameron is a longtime friend of LSU coach Les Miles, a former colleague at the University of Michigan where they worked for the late Bo Schembechler.
That connection helped Cameron, 52, land a job with the Southeastern Conference power after being fired by the Ravens on Dec. 10 following a 31-28 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
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Cameron, who will receive a Super Bowl ring from the Ravens even though he was dismissed before the end of the season and replaced by Jim Caldwell, has remained on good terms with Ravens coach John Harbaugh via text messages.
The chief criticisms of Cameron in Baltimore were running a fairly predictable offense, not utilizing running back Ray Rice on a consistent basis and being resistant to incorporating suggestions from his fellow coaches into the game plan. He drew praise for helping to develop quarterback Joe Flacco, who's now the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player.
Cameron is a former head coach at Indiana where he developed multi-dimensional quarterback Antwaan Randle-El.
Cameron was head coach of the Miami Dolphins for one season, but was fired after going 1-15 in 2007.