Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ballad of the LSU QBs

By: @LivingCrimson

LSU Miles clockIt’s game week in Tuscaloosa with Alabama facing earnest but overmatched Kent State, Nick Saban’s alma mater. Both teams will be ready to go, and Bryant-Denny is always a good place to be.

LSU is not so lucky in its season opener. The Tigers (ranked No. 4 in the AP and Coaches Poll) will take on the Oregon Ducks (No. 3 in both polls) in Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas. By now, everyone is aware that several key players will be missing from both the LSU and Oregon lineups. For the backstory, Pete Thamel at the New York Times has an informative article.

It’s not like the quarterback play at LSU has been stellar for the last three years anyway. The starting signal caller has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in two of those years. Beleaguered Jarrett Lee will start the Oregon game and at least a few more games this season, depending on the disposition of Jordan Jefferson’s legal issues. With Jefferson out, Lee is the only LSU quarterback with SEC game experience. Zach Mettenberger is a JUCO transfer and the remaining players in the stable are freshmen.

Of course, this situation cannot be overlooked for its proper SEC-rival snark value, and good motivation for my very first video ever. Featuring Les Miles, Jarrett Lee, Jordan Jefferson and Zach Mettenberger. As the luck turns…

Roll Tide!

Source credit for some photos to TigerDroppings.com. The music is “Doom Despair and Agony on Me” by Matt Granz and can be downloaded at icompositions.com. The original HeeHaw version is the inspiration.

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