LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron met with the media Friday afternoon to discuss Cameron’s recent diagnosis of prostate cancer. Cameron has received treatment and plans to continue coaching.
Here’s what the two coaches had to say:
“I’m fine. My health is good. I’ve been given a clean bill of health. I’ve been involved throughout the entirety of training camp, and I’m looking forward to this season and all the goals. Nothing has changed in that regard. Over the last few weeks, the support from this program and our players and coach Miles and our staff, I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. It’s been awesome for me and my family. That’s been a big part of how this thing has progressed in such a positive way.”
“It’s football. We’re locked and loaded, and we’ve got a game coming up. Coach Miles has got up dialed in. I’ve been right there side-by-side [with him] through this whole process, and at the same time given the opportunity to make my health a priority.”
“We approached it from a family perspective. Coach Miles is always with our team on issues, and it’s something we didn’t overdue. It was an early positive prognosis, and it turned out to be that. We didn’t overreact to it. We handled it in a very professional manner.”
“[Limitations] have been minor recovery stuff. Any time you’re recovering from something, you have to be a little careful. But now I can say I’ve been at practice, I’ve been at all of the scrimmages. I’m in the press box on gameday anyway. That view is important for me. There are very few limitations. I should be completely 100 percent by Monday.”
“It’s serious, and I’m not belittling anything. But there will probably be a time and place, maybe after the season, when we can talk further about it. Right now, I do appreciate your concern. But we’re good. We’re ready to roll. All our goals are intact. Win the SEC, we’re heading toward a national championship, all those things we know LSU is about.”
“We really respected the rights of coach Cameron in every way,” Miles said. “We were not descriptive about things we did know or didn’t know. I asked the team that they should be quiet and not in any way reveal any of this information. It was a very short conversation and a very quit one if you consider the challenge of social media ad the need to be on the cutting edge of information. This team did an outstanding job.”