LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron says fans can expect to see major improvement this season in offensive execution, as well as a balanced attack.
The two go hand-in-hand, he said Tuesday morning in an appearance on the Culotta & The Prince on 104.5/104.9 FM ESPN.
“That’s the magic to any offense, is balance,” he said. “But you’re only going to be balanced if you can execute.
“Execution is the key. I’m confident we’ll see major improvement in our execution this season.”
That confidence is fed by the fact that LSU boasts a powerful running game.
“Leonard (Fournette) is obviously the centerpiece. Darrel Williams is no slouch. This young group that is coming in is going to complement those two very well. Our running game is going to be strong.”
Cameron says that running game will be complemented by improved quarterback play.
“Our passing game is going do nothing but get better, which is going to help our running game. I think the execution level will just continue to grow.The receivers are more experienced now. Obviously, our quarterbacks are more experienced.
“When you grow with your quarterback, it opens up a lot of things for everybody.”
As for the quarterback position, Cameron said he’s confident head coach Les Miles will be diligent in deciding whether Brandon Harris or Anthony Jennings should be the starter for the season opener.
“I’m sure Les will know just who the guy is when we trot out there against McNeese,” he said. “Competition, we all know, brings out the best, at least we would hope, brings out the best in everybody.”
He said the quarterbacks, as a group, need to keep one thing in mind: “You need starter 1, starter 2, starter 3 — and they all better be ready. We need every guy playing to his best, to his potential, to help us win every game.”