Who Will Emerge as LSU's Starting Quarterback?

Bleacher ReportAnalyst IAugust 9, 2008

After the LSU Tigers won the BCS National Championship game, Tigers fans were excited for the upcoming season.

Ryan Perilloux (above), was considered the top quarterback prospect coming out of high school in 2005, and after two years of backing up starters JaMarcus Russell and Matt Flynn, he was finally going to be the starter.

On May 2, 2008, LSU Head Coach Les Miles kicked Perilloux off of the team for not living up to his obligations as an LSU student-athlete after Perilloux had gotten into trouble on a few occasions.

The starting job for the 2008 season was then put up for grabs. Sophomore Andrew Hatch and redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee were considered the favorites for the job, but freshman Jordan Jefferson has emerged as a possible candidate for the job.

"We're exactly even, yep," Lee said. "Going through the spring, going through the summer, nothing changed. We (he and Hatch) are both even. We're just working hard every day."

"I'm excited," Lee said. "It's been going good, just working hard and getting in here with all the guys and getting everything going and getting this thing ready to roll. We're all competing. Me and Hatch have been out competing. We haven't been able to work with Jordan yet, but we worked with him during the summer. It's going good."

For now, Tigers fans look to the season opener against last year's Michigan stunner, Appalachian State, who march into Death Valley a.k.a. Tigers' Stadium on Aug. 30, and will cheer on whoever Les Miles sends behind center.