Today I sat in Tiger Stadium and watched a good Georgia team beat a talented LSU team 52-38. Going into the 2008 season, the Tigers quarterback situation was in the air and there was not one experienced quarterback on the roster.
LSU’s starting QB Jarrett Lee threw three INT’s today against Georgia, two were returned for touchdowns, the other resulted in a Georgia field goal. Am I saying Jarrett Lee blew the game for LSU?
I will never blame a redshirt freshman QB for a loss because no one in their right mind can expect a young, inexperienced QB to play like a Heisman Trophy candidate in his first year. What I am saying is that as a LSU fan you can not get upset with the team and how they are performing this year.
The Tigers lost by 14 and 17 of those points came from Jarrett Lee INT’s. Both LSU and Georgia scored on several big plays and if you take away the three INT’s it would have been a completely different ball game.
I am not taking anything away from Georgia because they were able to capitalize on the Tigers mistakes, but some of these mistakes would not be made if LSU had an experienced QB leading the Bayou Bengals.
Before the season began, I predicted LSU would finish 9-3 and I stick to this prediction and I think this will get them into the Cotton Bowl and possible play Oklahoma State. The Tigers have Tulane, Alabama, Troy, Ole Miss, and Arkansas left to play. The third loss will come from either Alabama or Ole Miss, but I have a gut feeling the Tigers will play on a different level against Alabama.
Also, I want to mention that I met a few Georgia fans today and this has to be one of the most classy fan bases I have ever come across. With this said, I want to wish the Georgia Bulldogs the best of luck and I will be pulling for you guys to win the SEC, that is if LSU does not sneak in.