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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cam Cameron, LSU have 3-year deal

By Gary Laney
GeauxTigerNation

New LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's contract with the Tigers will pay him $3.4 million over three years, the school said Wednesday in a statement.

Much of the money is back-loaded. The former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator will make $600,000 in his first year, then see his salary jump to $1.3 million in his second year, then $1.5 million in the third year. The contract expires at the end of the 2015 season.

The contract is still pending approval by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Cameron's salary will far exceed that of his predecessor, Greg Studrawa, who made about $500,000 in the 2012 season. Studrawa replaced Steve Kragthorpe, who was making $700,000 when he accepted a demotion to quarterbacks coach to help him deal with his newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease prior to the 2011 season.

Kragthorpe's predecessor, Gary Crowton, was making $450,000 when he left LSU for Maryland after the 2010 season.

Cameron spent his past five seasons with the Ravens before losing his job during the regular season's stretch run. Baltimore went on to win the Super Bowl.