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Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Cameron joins Ravens as offensive coordinator

By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Cam Cameron, dismissed after winning only one game in his only season with the club, has reached an agreement to join the Baltimore Ravens' staff.

Cam Cameron

Cameron

Cameron, 46, will serve as offensive coordinator under new Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who on Saturday was introduced as the successor to Brian Billick.

"I'm excited to be coming to Baltimore," Cameron said in a conference call. "I really look forward to and am excited to be part of the staff that John Harbaugh is putting together. There will be a lot of evaluation over the next few months. Obviously, there's some things in place. The important thing is how much can we improve."

Harbaugh was on the staff at Indiana in 1997, when Cameron was the Hoosiers' head coach and the two men have maintained a close relationship in ensuing years.

The addition of Cameron is the first major hire by Harbaugh, who may attempt to retain Rex Ryan as his defensive coordinator. Ryan has interviewed for three head coach vacancies, but it appears he will not land any of them, and he technically remains under contract to the Ravens.

"We're excited to get Cam because he's a fine coach and a good person," Harbaugh said in a statement. "He had other options. Like me, he's a coach's son who lives and eats football. Because of that, we share many of the same philosophies about the game. Getting Cam makes this a very good day for the Ravens."

Before his one season as the Dolphins' head coach, Cameron, 46, was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers for five seasons (2002-2006). He also served as the Washington Redskins' quarterbacks coach 1994-96, before taking the Indiana job in 1997.

Senior writer Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.