Les Miles still has strong support for Lee

Les Miles really has confidence in his new starting quarterback.

During Wednesday’s SEC coaches teleconference, Miles continued to support fifth-year senior Jarrett Lee, who is taking over for fellow senior Jordan Jefferson when the Tigers face No. 3 Oregon at Cowboys Stadium Saturday. Jefferson is sitting out due to a suspension stemming from his involvement in a fight at an off-campus bar a few weeks ago.

“I expect him to operate the offense better than he really has,” Miles said of Lee.

From what we’ve seen in the past, that might not be too hard for Lee.

Lee hasn’t had the prettiest of careers. As a redshirt freshman in 2008 he threw 16 interceptions, including seven that were returned for touchdowns. He’s improved with each season and last year, he threw the game-winning touchdown pass in a win at Florida and led the game-winning drive against Tennessee.

Saturday, he returns as the guy for a Tigers team with national championship aspirations and Miles believes Lee is ready to redirect his LSU career. The Tigers are no doubt hoping the same thing.