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LSU agrees to new contract for Cam Cameron; Ed Orgeron named recruiting coordinator

Final staff positions are set for 2016.

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LSU has come to terms on a new contract for offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, per a report this afternoon from The Advocate. Additionally, defensive line coach Ed Orgeron will take over as recruiting coordinator in place of the departed Frank Wilson.

From Ross Dellenger's report:

Cameron's new deal is expected to be similar to that of defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, hired away from Wisconsin in January to replace Kevin Steele. The contracts must now be approved by LSU Board of Supervisors at the board's next meeting on March 18. The Tigers have been without a recruiting coordinator since Frank Wilson left Jan. 15 to be the head coach at Texas-San Antonio.

Cameron's old contract - a three-year deal paying him $1.5 million over the last year - has been in limbo for some time, as it ends March 31. The financial terms of his new contract were not revealed.

The deal is no real surprise, as Les Miles has spoken consistently about getting the deal done. A three-year deal is pretty standard for most coordinators as well. Cameron had pursued some NFL positions as a fall-back in case things fell through, but it seems nothing really came of it.

Orgeron, I had been told, did not seek out the recruiting coordinator position, but it's a natural fit for him to follow Wilson there. For one, he gave Wilson his first college job, so the two have always worked closely together, plus Orgeron has served as recruiting coordinator at multiple stops in the past. Largely, this is just a chance to give Orgeron a fat new contract with a nice raise after the 2016 season, when his current deal expires. Locking him up for the long term is huge for the future of this program.

More details as we get 'em folks. Spring practice starts on Monday.