Cam Cameron says he’s not going anywhere.
LSU’s offensive coordinator was linked Sunday to the same job with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, but the program quickly diffused the report.
Team spokesman Michael Bonnette tweeted later Sunday that he had spoken with Cameron. Bonnette said the coach said he’s “not going anywhere” and that he plans to be at LSU “for a long time.”
Cameron and new Browns coach Mike Pettine worked together for one season with the Baltimore Ravens. In 2008, Cameron was the Ravens’ offensive coordinator, and Pettine was the team’s outside linebackers coach.
Cameron just completed his first season with LSU. His contract runs through the 2015 season, and he’s due to make $1.3 million this year.
Cameron, 52, fielded a couple of questions about his future last week during a news conference announcing left tackle La’el Collins’ return for his senior year.
“I say this humbly and modestly: It has zero significance to me,” he said about his name being floated for other jobs. “I’ve been in this profession long enough, this place … there’s not a place like LSU football. I’ve been coast to coast, college, NFL, back and this is special. I recognize that. I recognize I’m a part of something special. I know my job in this program, and I’m loving every second of it. I’m not going to spend any time thinking about anything other than LSU football. That’s just me.”
The school also dismissed reports that special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey is a candidate for the same role with the New York Jets.
The New York Daily News and CoachingSearch.com reported over the weekend that McGaughey is a leading candidate for the gig. Bonnette said Sunday that there’s “nothing to the report.”
McGaughey’s contract runs through 2015, and he’s set to make about $310,000 this year. McGaughey, who just completed his third year at LSU, was the assistant special teams coordinator for the New York Giants from 2007-10. He has been an NFL assistant for most of his coaching tenure.