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Ed Orgeron reportedly made decision to fire Cam Cameron

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When Ed Orgeron was named the interim head coach at LSU, his first major decision was firing his offensive coordinator.

According to a report from Andrew Lopez of NOLA.com, LSU only fired head coach Les Miles. It was initially believed that offensive coordinator Cam Cameron was let go along with Miles as a package deal, but Lopez reports that Orgeron was given the option of keeping Cameron.

Feeling that the Tigers’ offense isn’t where it needs to be, Orgeron chose to dismiss Cameron and promote tight ends coach Steve Ensminger to offensive coordinator.

“We’re going to spread the ball out a little bit, do some different things, change the style of play,” Orgeron said at his introductory press conference Monday. “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.”

Orgeron was 10-25 in three seasons as a head coach at Ole Miss from 2005-2007. He went 6-2 as a USC interim head coach in 2013 after Lane Kiffin was fired. Another program was interested in hiring Orgeron as an assistant this past offseason, but once again he has ended up in the right place at the right time.

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