Jordan Jefferson: I will be the starter, hands down

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Posted on July 8, 2011 at 5:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 8 at 7:04 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Writer

THIBODAUX, La. -- LSU’s Jordan Jefferson has been a lightning rod for flak for much of his career at LSU.

But Friday during the media session at the Manning Passing Academy, Jefferson likely brought on a whole new tide of flak for something he said almost in passing.

When asked about how he’s handling the persistent calls for incoming quarterback Zach Mettenberger to take over the starting position, Jefferson confidently shot the rumors down.

“You hear it a lot but in reality, I will be the starter, hands down,” Jefferson said.

He continued.

“Even though I know I’m the starter, you also have to stay humble at times because you never know what can happen,” Jefferson said. “I’m doing the best of my abilities to teach Mettenberger the full game since I’ve been here for three years. There’s going to come a point of time where he will be the starter so just passing down the knowledge will benefit him a lot.”

 

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