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Cam Cameron tells LSU official he's not leaving for NFL

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Cam Cameron served as the Ravens' offensive coordinator before he joined LSU's staff.

Count Cam Cameron out as the next Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. Cameron, who just concluded his first season as the offensive coordinator for LSU, told the school's sports information director Sunday "he's not going anywhere" despite being discussed as an option for the staff of new Browns head coach Mike Pettine.

The Tigers averaged 35.8 points and 453.3 yards of total offense per game under Cameron, improving their scoring output by nearly a touchdown per game compared to the previous season. Much of that credit goes to a major uptick in the passing game, which went from 92nd nationally to 44th with quarterback Zach Mettenberger emerging as one of the top senior signal-callers in college football.

Mettenberger threw for 3,082 yards and 22 touchdowns against eight interceptions with his completion percentage jumping to 64.9 percent before he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a Nov. 29 win over Arkansas.

With Mettenberger, running back Jeremy Hill and wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. all off to the NFL, keeping Cameron in the fold is crucial as LSU tries to overcome such significant player attrition.

Before coming to LSU, Cameron had spent the previous 11 seasons in the NFL, including stints as the Miami Dolphins' head coach and offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens.

Follow Dan Greenspan on Twitter @DanGreenspan.

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