It's 12:30 am, and I still can't sleep after watching LSU play earlier in the day. This was 7 hours ago. I digress. What a game, as we all saw. LSU did not win that game, Tennessee lost it. But a win is a win. And we are still undefeated at 5-0, for now. It most certainly is a "matter of time". Nonetheless, we have 6 days (let the countdown begin), before we walk into The Swamp, and have our asses handed to us. Why? Because for whatever reason, there is a very large disconnect between the offensive coordinator and the "talent" (I use that word loosely) at QB. The disconnect between these two people is atrocious. And this problem rears its ugly head every single weekend. Thus far, we have been lucky. But our luck will indeed run out this upcoming weekend if we do not get better play at the QB position. I know, I know, I am clearly stating the obvious. So everyone is wandering: What is the solution? I'm glad you asked. The solution is: PUT RUSSELL SHEPARD AT QUARTERBACK!!! What is so difficult to understand about this concept? You signed him as the NATION'S (when I say nation, I am referring to all 50 states within the United States of America) TOP HIGH SCHOOL DUAL THREAT AT QUARTERBACK! We all know the stats from his senior year: Accounted for nearly 4,000 total yards and 48 touchdowns on the year ... Completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,843 yards and 20 touchdowns with just four interceptions ... Also carried the ball 257 times for 1,946 yards and 28 touchdowns ... yada yada yada...So my question is this: If Gary Crowton wants to have a dual-threat quarterback who can run his sorry ass quarterback option plays around the right side of the offensive line, or straight up the middle of the heart of the defense, or someone who can pass while on the move, then why would we convert the ONE player who is built for this system to receiver (especially when we already have top-notch receivers in place)??? Here's an idea: LET HIM PLAY HIS NATURAL POSITION AT QUARTERBACK! I can guarantee that (a) Shepard is faster than JJ and JL (combined), (b) Shepard can throw the football down the field as far as both of them, (c) Shepard is more accurate with his passing, and lastly (d) I have no doubt that he's intelligent enough to run the offense AT LEAST as well (or bad, depending on your outlook) as JJ has. I really do not see the issue, besides foolish pride and the stubbornness of a football coach to make the necessary changes to win out for the rest of the season. I hate to say it, but it's as if Les Miles and Gary Crowton are afraid of success. They seem as if they are trying to lose football games on purpose. And I KNOW I am not the only person who feels this way. I watch LSU football games because I bleed purple and gold, but we as fans should not have to subject ourselves to this type of tomfoolery from the "coaching" staff. A coach is a leader of men, and I don't think there is ANYONE in this forum who would follow Les Miles into battle. But again, I digress. Les, baby, if you're reading this: PUT RUSSELL SHEPARD IN AS YOUR STARTING QUARTERBACK FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON! If you have seen Shepard play QB in high school (and I have), I promise you that the stage is not too big for him and the learning curve will not be as steep as everyone might think. The guy is a flat out baller! Let him do what he does best! Make plays. You converted him to a receiver because you wanted to put the ball in his hands more. That's great. I applaud your efforts. (<----Sarcasm) But I can guarantee you that if you make him your starting quarterback, he'll get the ball that much more...as in every play of the game. Granted, I was a political science major and all, but that seems to make perfect sense to me! But what do I know...I'm just a guy... GEAUX Tigers!