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Ravens’ Cameron on path to LSU

The Associated PressFebruary 9, 2013 

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron is in talks with LSU coach Les Miles to run the Tigers’ offense, said a person familiar with the situation.

The person says LSU hopes to have an official announcement next week.

Cameron, 52, was fired by Ravens coach John Harbaugh after a Week 14 loss to the Washington Redskins. Baltimore went on to win the Super Bowl with former Colts coach Jim Caldwell as offensive coordinator.

Greg Studrawa has been LSU’s offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He is expected to be retained as offensive line coach.

LSU went 10-3 last season, but the offense struggled with a new quarterback and an offensive line that was beset with injuries. The Tigers ranked 10th out of 14 teams in the SEC in total offense, and first-year starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger finished near the bottom of the conference in efficiency rating.

Studrawa became offensive coordinator shortly before the 2011 season began when Steve Kragthorpe, who had been hired a few months earlier to run the offense, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Miles shuffled his staff and Kragthorpe remained on as the quarterbacks coach.

Miles and Cameron worked together from 1987-93 as assistants under Bo Schembechler at Michigan.

In letter, Sue Paterno defends husband

Breaking more than a year of silence, Sue Paterno is defending her late husband as a “moral, disciplined” man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity.

The wife of the former Penn State coach is fighting back against the accusations against Joe Paterno that followed the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Her campaign started with a letter sent to former Penn State players.

She wrote that the family’s exhaustive response to former FBI director Louis Freeh’s report for the university on the Sandusky child sex abuse case will be released to the public at 9 a.m. Sunday on paterno.com.

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