Jefferson and Lee on Splitting Snaps

Jordan Jefferson and Jarrett Lee share their thoughts on LSU's quarterback situation.

On getting back to The Swamp, where Lee was on the losing end of a 51-21 rout in 2008…

“Going in 2008, it wasn’t the best outcome. But we went in this year and had something to prove. We did that and came out with a victory. But they played us down to the wire, so give them credit. It was an exciting victory.”

On going 9-of-11 for 124 yards and two touchdowns, with his first incompletion coming when he killed the clock in the game’s final minute…

“They got open for us. Our receivers did a great job and the offensive line protected well, so it ended up being a good night.”

On the team’s growing confidence…

“We are winning football games, and that’s all you can ask for. We are doing what we need to do to win. We are moving the ball offensively, and we trust in the system. We work hard and know what we can do, so we try and go into each game and do just that.”

If a two-quarterback system is hard for quarterbacks to settle into…

“I don’t think it is necessarily. I have been in this system four years and I have had to switch out with quarterbacks all through my career … You just got to do what you do as a quarterback, and as far as switching out, you just have to be comfortable with it and trust in the system and believe in yourself; control what you can control.”

On his relationship with wide receiver Terrance Toliver, who caught both of Lee’s touchdown passes against Florida…

“I’ve known Terrance for a while, all throughout high school. The chemistry is there, but also he is just a playmaker for us. We know we have to get him the ball. We get excited when we make big plays for each other. We enjoy that.”

“It was there … it was one-on-one with Terrance, and we like our matchup there.”

On the two-quarterback system...

“It is working for us. It’s a big threat for this offense, and we are going to continue on doing it.”

On appearing frustrated on the sidelines when Jarrett Lee is in the game…

“No truth. I am just focused on looking for the calls, trying to see what the defense is doing. I am just trying to stay involved.”

On benefiting from sitting on the sidelines and taking in the game in pieces…

“It helps out a lot just to see what the defense is doing from the sidelines. You can see everything, unlike in the game.”

On how Lee impressed him during the Florida game…

“He made great decisions with the ball. That is one of the main things that really stands out about his last two performances.”

Clearing the air after questioning the two-quarterback approach last week…

“It’s working pretty good for us. A lot of defenses don’t know what to expect when both of us are alternating in the game. It’s going pretty good, so we want to keep that going.”

On having both Lee and Jefferson in the game together at once…

“(Laughs) I’ve never thought about that. It probably would be something tricky. They wouldn’t know what to do.”


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