Les Miles' Devotion to Jordan Jefferson Ruins LSU's Historic Season

Tobe MooreContributor IIIJanuary 9, 2012

Les Miles' Devotion to Jordan Jefferson
Les Miles' Devotion to Jordan JeffersonChris Graythen/Getty Images

I'm still waiting for Jordan Jefferson to come off the field at the 2012 BCS championship game after his 21-0 loss to Alabama tonight and tell everyone how he carried the LSU team on his back again.

...Still waiting...

What we have here is one of the greatest mysteries in the history of college football. Why a coach (Les Miles) "cans" a player to the bench midseason for two mistakes after that player (Jarrett Lee) took their team (LSU) to the No. 1 spot in the nation, only to put in a selfish clown (Jordan Jefferson) that made one mental mistake after the other...for three years running.  

What makes matters worse is the supporting cast that LSU has in its great receivers and running backs. (Of course we won't even mention how good the defense is.) All LSU needed was someone to throw the ball in the general direction of the receivers and they could make the plays. But what we got on Jan. 9, 2012, was the typical selfish, stupid decisions of an "almost-felon," Jordan Jefferson.

Maybe the same mystery that got JJ's felony sentence lightened is also linked to the mystery that kept him the starting QB.  Maybe JJ has some personal secret of Miles, looming over the coach's head, causing some questionable favoritism... Remember Penn St.

I know Les Miles is a great recruiter, but what in the world kept Miles' unsubstantiated devotion to Jordan Jefferson? 

I think someone said Les Miles was coach of the year. Nick Saban is laughing all the way back to Tuscaloosa.