By JAMES MORAN
Tiger Rag Associate Editor
The three-year contract offensive coordinator Cam Cameron signed to stay at LSU came at a pay cut from the original deal he coached under for the last three seasons.
Cameron’s three-year contract is worth $3.75 million. He’ll make $1.2 million in the first year of the deal with his salary elevating by $500,000 for each additional season. The offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach made $1.5 million last season.
The contract includes the famed ‘Les Miles clause,’ which bind’s Cameron’s job security to his head coach’s. If Miles is fired or leaves the school any time after the 2017 season, LSU has the option to terminate Cameron’s contract and owe him only six month’s additional salary.
LSU released the terms of Cameron’s deal, as well as the two new coaches and a pair of raises, all of which are expected to be approved at the Board of Supervisors meeting Friday.
Running backs coach Jabbar Juluke, hired to replace Frank Wilson, will make $265,000 annually. Wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig, hired to replace Tony Ball, will make $550,000. Both contracts expire on March 31, 2018.
Recently given the title of recruiting coordinator, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron received a raise and a contract extension. He’ll make $600,000 annually (a 33 percent increase) through March 31, 2019.
Offensive line coach Jeff Grimes will make $525,000 annually (a 31 percent increase) and received a one-year extension through March 31, 2018.