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|Time to make a change|
Jordan Jefferson had the deer in the headlights look against West Virginia Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.
He watched the deer leave the line of scrimmage, keyed on him as he ran his route, and then short-hopped him with a pass.
It was that kind of a night for Jefferson.
The problem is, it's apparent it frustrates him more than anybody. And that's also the upsetting part.
Earlier in the day, Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallet made some bad throws in a loss to Alabama.
But he also made some good throws.
The difference? He had a look of defiance after those bad throws and a serious determination to get back out there and make up for it. Hey, even Drew Brees made some bad choices Sunday. But he wasn't standing on the sidelines as if he were visiting Jupiter.
The thing is, Mallet and Brees are not having to do things not expected of them.
You won't see Mallet or Brees running the option they are not option quarterbacks.
Jefferson is not an option quarterback.
Yet, Gary Crowton has him running it five or six times a game. Somebody needs to take Crowton's play things away and hand them to Billy Gonzales
Rodriguez has to be just as frustrated as Jefferson because apparently he is not given free rein of the offense the way a lot of Tiger fans were hoping he would when he came over from Florida.
Where have you gone, Zach Lee?
I can't blame Lee for taking the money and running. I actually felt he would have been nutso not to accept the offer.
But I sure would like to have seen him running the offense in Tiger Stadium.
Lee was practicing with LSU before the Dodgers, who spent less on draft bonuses the last two years than any other team in baseball, made a substantial offer to the 6-foot-4 right-handed pitcher from McKinney (Texas) High School. Lee's football potential was the reason he fell to the Dodgers at the No. 28 spot in the first round of the June draft. No other team felt he would turn his back on LSU, where he planned on playing baseball as well.
The pick was met with widespread derision among skeptics who believed the Dodgers took Lee, 18, so they wouldn't have to pay anybody first-round money.
Lee ultimately agreed to a contract worth $5.25 million over five years. It's not a major league deal and was backloaded so the Dodgers are protected if Lee decides to give up baseball and go back to football. We wish!!!!
Lee may be pitching for the Dodgers soon.
But, taking into account he would have been the real deal and Les Miles would have taken off his blinders, he'll definitely have a tougher time breaking into that lineup than he would have at LSU.
Right now we just have to hope those 5-star deers continue to get wide open and that Jefferson can manage to get a few passes into their hands — when he's not running the option, that is.
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