Found January 05, 2012 on Fox Sports South:
Despite opinions to the contrary, the B in BCS does not stand for boring. So, for those who thought the original LSU-Alabama game was a snoozer, take heart: even though its the same teams, this game is likely to be a lot different. The biggest difference will be the LSU offense. During the first meeting in Tuscaloosa, Jarrett Lee led the Tigers at quarterback for most of the game. Lee had started the first nine games of the season after Jordan Jefferson was allegedly involved in a fight outside a bar called Shadys. During that run, LSU stuck with a traditional pro set offense and Lee threw for 1,274 yards and 14 touchdowns, not Robert Griffin III numbers, but good enough to beat six ranked opponents and move to Tigers to the top of the rankings. But two interceptions against Alabama (and Jeffersons legal problems being downgraded) led to a change, not just in players but in styles. Jefferson is a pass-option quarterback who is always a threat to run, a dimension that Lee did not...

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