Jarrett Lee LSU's Young Gun!

MikeContributor IOctober 21, 2008

 Jarrett Lee came to LSU from Brenham,Texas. Lee Redshirted in 2007 and came into this season with hopes of becoming LSU's starting Quarterback. Injuries in Spring and Fall camps set Lee back behind Redshirt Sophmore Andrew Hatch. Lee didn't have to wait long to become the starter. Hatch went down at the start of the 3rd quarter against Auburn with a concussion. Lee came in a led the Tigers to a 26-21 come from behind win.

 The No. 7 ranked Georgia Bulldogs invade Baton Rouge this Saturday at 2:30 PM. Georgia brings a very talented team into this game. Georgia comes in giving up 17.7 points a game and allowing 269 yards a game. Reshad Jones leads the bulldogs with 2 interceptions this year. Georgia as a team has 5 total interceptions and have forced 3 fumbles. Rennie Curran leads Georgia with 55 tackles on the season and 3 sacks. From what I have seen of Georgia's Defense they do not get a lot of pressure on opposing QB's with having only 13 sacks in 7 games. LSU will be protecting Jarrett Lee with a very experienced Offensive Line which has given up only 6 sacks in 6 games. If they give Lee that kind of time to throw Lee could have a very productive afternoon on Saturday against the Bulldogs.

 Lee seems to feast on play action fakes. It gives him more time to stand in the pocket and read the routes his recievers are running and find the open man to throw too. On the other hand he has a tendency to over throw and throw a few too many interceptions. Lee has 8 TD's and 6 interceptions on the season with 2 being returned for touchdowns.

 I think Jarrett Lee gives LSU a great chance to get back to the SEC Championship game this year and possibly a BCS Bowl. All Lee needs to do is be more patient and good things will happen for this Tiger team. Lee has a great supporting staff and the more they believe in him the more he will believe in himself. I see some good things coming for LSU from this young man this year and years to come.