Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/31/12
When Zach Mettenberger predicted this would be the longest week of his life, he wasn't even talking about tropical weather from Isaac that would bring life in south Louisiana to a standstill for more than a day. The quarterback for No. 3 LSU is entering his fourth year of college football and finally makes his much anticipated debut as a starter for a major program on Saturday night against North Texas in Tiger Stadium. ''I'm definitely excited to finally be the guy,'' said Mettenberger, who spent a redshirt year at Georgia, a year in junior college, and then last season as LSU's third-stringer. ''I'm tremendously just ecstatic about this opportunity I have to be a starter for LSU. A lot of kids dream of being that guy and I finally get a chance to go out there and showcase what I can do.'' LSU is hoping Mettenberger, who coaches see as an exceptional down-field passer, will provide the Tigers' offense more of the balance it lacked in a 21-0 loss to Alabama in last season's natio...
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