The LSU Tigers defense was decimated by early entries to the 2013 NFL Draft, but they managed to keep a number of their offensive skill position players on the roster. One of the key members of the offense is quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who will be looking keep the Tigers among the SEC’s elite.
Mettenberger will need to improve the entire passing offense if LSU hopes to make another national title run and he is off to a good start in spring practice according to his head coach.
At the Tigers first scrimmage of the spring, Mettenberger reportedly completed 20-of-30 pass attempts for two touchdowns.
LSU head coach came away impressed with his quarterback after the scrimmage and offered some praise for his veteran signal-caller.
“He made a couple of intuitive throws today,” Miles said, via the university. “He saw things very quickly and got the ball out of his hand. Guys anticipated the catch and down the field it went. He looked good and 20-of-30 to start is really nice. Two series were against the second team but the rest of the day was against the first team defense.”
Mettenberger will need to keep pace with Georgia’s Aaron Murray and back-to-back national champion A.J. McCarron of the Alabama Crimson Tide, but it looks like he is off to a start this season that will give Tigers fans something to get excited about.
There is still a lot of time left before the season and things can change, but it is encouraging that Mettenberger is starting the spring off on the right foot.