LSU QB Jefferson closes Twitter account amid BCS criticism
The fallout continues from LSU's 21-0 loss Monday night to Alabama in the BCS championship game. Quarterback Jordan Jefferson closed his Twitter account after people sent threats and racial slurs after the game, according to multiple media reports. Jefferson was the target of numerous tweets critical of his performance against the Crimson Tide, in which he completed 11 of 17 passes for 53 yards and one interception, and rushed 14 times for just 15 yards. The Tigers totaled 92 yards and five first downs, and didn't cross midfield until the fourth quarter. Even with Jefferson struggling against Alabama, backup quarterback Jarrett Lee never entered the game. Offensive lineman Will Blackwell said he was caught off guard when LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa stuck with Jefferson. "Unfortunately, I don't have a say in the game plan or personnel," Blackwell said. "Jarrett didn't get his shot, and I felt like maybe he should have, but he didn't. … I feel like (Lee) throws the ball a little bit better than Jordan, but on the other hand Jordan runs it a little better than Jarrett. It's kind of a pick-your-poison deal. Unfortunately, … we picked the wrong one."
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