Originally posted on The Daily Rival  |  Last updated 1/10/12

Jordan Jefferson was awful in Monday’s BCS National Championship. The LSU quarterback threw for only 53 yards on 11-of-17 passing with one interception. This wonderful GIF pretty much tells you the whole story, as Alabama shutout the Tigers, 21-0. Despite Jefferson’s struggles against an overwhelmingly impressive Bama defense, LSU coach Les Miles kept back-up Jarrett Lee, who saw significant playing time in the regular season, on the bench.

It was inevitable for the “Hey coach, your starting QB sucked, why didn’t you put in the back-up” question to come up in the postgame presser. Unfortunately for Miles, the media member who asked that question was ex-Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert, who rambled on for 40 50 seconds, criticizing the coach, before being forced to ask his question.

Keep in mind whom Hebert is. He is currently a sports radio talk show host in New Orleans, allowing him to be credentialed as part of the media. He openly cheers and taunts opposing teams in the press box (big no-nos) during Saints games. And his son T-Bob (for real) is an offensive lineman on LSU who lost his starting job during the season.

So here’s video of the exchange. Transcript follows.

HEBERT: Coach, did you ever consider bringing in Jarrett Lee, considering that you weren’t taking any chances on the field? Now, I know Alabama’s defense is dominant. But, come on, that’s ridiculous, five first downs. I mean, so it’s almost an approach, I’ll tell from you the fans’ standpoint, that how can you not maybe push the ball down the field and bring in Jarrett Lee? So what if you get a pick six. It seems like the game plan that … not pushing the ball down the field, considering it’s like a Rueben Randle or Odell Beckham, Jr. I know the pass rush of Alabama, but there’s no reason why in five first downs … you have a great defense, LSU is a great defense, but that’s ridiculous.
MODERATOR: Do you have a question?
HEBERT: That’s the question. Do you think you should have pushed the football more down field?
MILES: I think if you watch our calls that we did throw the football down the field. We didn’t necessarily get the football down the field. And I can tell you that the pass rush — we did consider Jarrett Lee. But we felt like with the pass rush that we were getting that we needed a guy that could move and not sustain that pass rush.

Miles answered the question with poise even though he had every right to wring out Hebert’s neck for that, and his answer actually made sense. Hebert, meanwhile, comes across as a clown who displayed a lack of proper media etiquette.

[H/T Larry Brown Sports]

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