At 6’5″ and 224 pounds, Jefferson has the size to dominate both SEC football and BCS football in this, the last year of his college career. This year his physical size won’t be the issue, but the size of his heart.
College teams often are like flowers that take a couple, even several years to bloom, and having done that it’s time to wait again. LSU can’t afford to wait; this is their year.
It’s almost as if the planets have all aligned and the gravitational force is pulling on the Bayou State, tugging them towards a date with destiny: the BCS Championship game.
For this one time after a long four year drought, the skies seem primed, the heavens are ready to open up and shower glory upon the Tiger Nation.
The New Orleans Saints are in much the same position: poised to break out, but with no time to dilly-dally. It’s fish or cut bait time for both teams.
As important as teamwork is, both the Saints and LSU will largely depend on the performance of one man to set the pace. The Saints will be looking to Drew Brees; LSU will be looking to Jefferson Jordan.
LSU has all the puzzle pieces in one box this year, and the coaches needed to put all the pieces together. Jordan will have to be the glue that binds the team together.
Jefferson came to LSU as a boy; this is the season to find his manhood. The past is water down the river; the future is now.
Spring workouts at LSU showed a lot of promise, and the LSU fans showed their pride by setting record ticket sales for the first game.
Jordan, much of the rest is up to you now. We need you to set some records too and make your fans, coaches and team proud. This is your moment.