Sep 21, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) prepares to pass the ball against the Auburn Tigers at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Auburn 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger downplays return to Georgia

As big of a deal as media members desperate for something to talk about are making it out to be, LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger isn’t treating his return to Georgia as anything out of the ordinary. Mettenberger, who started his college career as a Bulldog before being booted from the team and transferring to LSU, told reporters on Monday that he doesn’t consider the return-to-Athens subplot to be something worth talking about.

Said Mettenberger:

It’s another SEC team we’ll have to prepare hard for. We expect a lot of challenges. We’ll have to focus to get the win.


I’m looking forward to Sunday morning tremendously. We want to be undefeated, but there’s so much put into this game that doesn’t have anything to do with the game. The worst part is my mom has to deal with a lot of this stuff, too, and that’s just unfair (The Times-Picayune).

Mettenberger has the Tigers at 4-0 and is in the midst of what will likely become his best season in college. He’s thrown ten touchdown passes to only one interception this year — he threw 12 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season — and his average yards per attempt (11.3) is fourth-best in the nation.

The game between the LSU Tigers and the Georgia Bulldogs will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET and can be seen on CBS. Expect some serious welcome-back boos from the Georgia fans when Mettenberger takes the field.

[Source: The Times-Picayune]

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