It seems so out of the realm of possibility that I may regret giving this story creedence as soon as I’m done typing.
Here’s the premise: Members of the LSU team allegedly tried to make a case for Jarrett Lee to get playing time in the national championship game. LSU coach Les Miles didn’t exactly take to the idea. He allegedly told Lee he wouldn’t play. He allegedly benched a handful of players and allegedly threatened the job of OC Greg Studrawa after Coach Stud agreed with the group of players in believing that Lee, not Jordan Jefferson gave the Tigers the best chance to roll the Tide.
Where is this coming from?
A Blog of course. This one is called New Orleans Rising.
Here’s an excerpt:
It seems that T-Bob Hebert & Russell Shepherd met with Les & told him that they were not happy with Jefferson’s preparation & attitude leading up to the game. He was purportedly at Harrah’s a couple of nights & drinking heavily. Most of the receiving corp has been on Miles to play Lee & throw more. Well Les evidently took the criticism the wrong way & all sh*t broke loose at a team meeting. Hebert & Shepherd never got in the game. The offense was pissed. Jefferson lost the heart & soul of many of his teammates. Les was stubborn. Something evidently happened earlier between Miles & Lee & possibly Lee’s father after he was benched and Miles essentially dismissed him from the team for all practical purposes.
Now, it wouldn’t be a true sports blog story unless this whole thing came from an unnamed source. So, of course it does in this case too.
It would be really hard to imagine that a group of players and a coach would not give it their all in a game of that magnitude. However, I don’t think I was the only one yelling at my TV during the game because I thought LSU wasn’t exactly playing all out.
If this is true, Les Miles will be taking the Dolphins job in 3……2…….1…..