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LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who struggled mightily in the Tigers' loss to Alabama in the BCS Championship Game, took issue Thursday with the team's game plan against the Crimson Tide defense.
The senior, who threw for just 53 yards in the 21-0 loss Jan. 9, told Atlanta radio station WCNN he believes the coaches made a mistake by not implementing a more pass-heavy attack.
"I think we should've spread them out a little bit more, put the ball in different passing areas, use our talent on the receiving side. We had that in as far as play-calling, we just didn't get to it," Jefferson said.
"We have great (receivers) and sometimes we just wonder why we don't use those guys. But we're not the one calling the plays. We still have to go out and execute what the coaches and coordinators are calling. We can't complain as players, but sometimes we do question that."
Jefferson added he "probably would've" changed some of the plays at the line of scrimmage, but did not have that option most of the time.
The LSU offense was so thoroughly dominated by the Alabama defense that many fans and reporters questioned why head coach Les Miles did not replace Jefferson with fellow senior Jarrett Lee. The Tigers did not cross midfield until midway through the fourth quarter.
"I definitely didn't expect for it to play like that. Alabama was a little bit more prepared than us. There was a lot of things that we should've did different to catch a rhythm on offense," said Jefferson, who is hoping to be selected in April's NFL Draft.
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LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson (9) fumbles the ball in the BCS Championship Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. (The Birmingham News/Mark Almond)
Jordan Jefferson decided to take to the airwaves and make it known that he felt the play calling is the reason for LSU’s loss in the Championship game. The Tigers suffered the first shutout, 21...
Former LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson joined WCNN in Atlanta with The Rude Awakening to talk about the BCS Championship game in which he played so poorly, but never once addressed his play. We all know that Jefferson issued a statement after the BCS game stating that he was “seeing the field clearly” and that he played well. In this interview, … Continue reading …
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson believes the reason the Tigers suffered the first shutout in BCS title game history, losing to Alabama in a 21-0 rout on Jan. 9, is because of the offensive game plan.
LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson had a miserable showing in the National Championship Game against Alabama. The senior went 11/17 for 53 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. The team amassed just five first downs and fewer than 100 total yards in the 21-0 loss. There were cries for Jarrett Lee to replace Jefferson at quarterback.
So what does Jefferson think went wrong? He...
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