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|Crazy days at LSU again|
Chris Garrett left on his own. Chris Garrett's scholarship was not renewed. Chris Garrett cannot go to an SEC school. Chris Garrett can transfer to any school but Mississippi State.
What in the world is going on here?
That thought came to mind after the latest news from LSU concerning quarterback Chris Garrett (remember the 1985 Sports Illustrated cover "Crazy Days at LSU" when Dale Brown and Bob Brodhead were making headlines).
The news about Garrett, who was supposedly the second coming of Bert Jones when he signed with the Tigers, just brings more questions to what's going on and what happened to the stability that was in place just a few years ago.
Garrett enrolled at LSU in 2009 after a successful prep career at Tupelo High School, where he threw for 1,901 yards and 22 touchdowns. Rivals.com ranked Garrett the No. 18 pro-style quarterback prospect in the nation for the '09 class.
Certainly there is more to the story than meets the eye. Or reaches the ear.
And someone is really going to have egg on their face when the real story finally does come out.
According to a statement from LSU, the redshirt freshman quarterback from Tupelo, Miss., will transfer from LSU, thinning a position that was already short on bodies.
"We wish Chris the best," LSU coach Les Miles said in the statement. "There are no hard feelings. Chris is a good kid. We hope he has success wherever he ends up."
Garrett (6-foot-4, 235 pounds) redshirted last fall as a true freshman. He will have to sit out this season if he transfers to another Football Bowl Subdivision school.
LSU Sports information director Michael Bonnette said Miles has granted Garrett a release — with one caveat.
"The only restriction Chris has is not being able to transfer anywhere else in the SEC," Bonnette said.
Well, according to a story in the Northeast Mississippi in Tupelo, that is not the case.
According to Tupelo paper, Garrett did confirm that Mississippi State is the one SEC school he's allowed to transfer to as a condition of his scholarship release.
Garrett finished spring practice as the No. 3 quarterback behind last year's starter, Jordan Jefferson, and 2008 starter Jarrett Lee.
There's something really amiss if Garrett finished behind Lee.Jefferson threw for 2,166 yards, 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions as a sophomore, but the LSU offense struggled for much of the season, finishing 112th in the nation in yards per game (304.5).Lee made one start last year, completing 7 of 22 passes against Louisiana Tech.
In two seasons, he has thrown for 2,070 yards, 16 touchdowns and 17 interceptions — seven of which went for touchdowns in 2008.
That's your No. 2 quarterback, folks.
But, wait a minute. There's this freshman from McKinney, Texas who is a two-sport star who dominated the high school gridiron on Friday nights, throwing for 2,564 yards and 31 touchdowns his senior season, and owned the diamond, striking out 90 batters and leading McKinney High School with a 11-3 record and a 2.15 ERA.
Problem is, this 6-foot-4-inch, 200-pounder was drafted 28th overall June 7 by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2010 MLB Draft, but he is currently attending summer classes at LSU and working with the football team.
Supposedly, Lee will make his decision before Aug. 16, the deadline for drafted players to sign.
So was releasing Garrett part of the ploy to intice Lee into staying?
Crazy days at LSU.
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