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LSU lands ex-UGA QB Mettenberger

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Rumored to be the favorite for weeks, LSU appears to have officially landed a commitment from a player at a position that struggled mightily the past couple of years.

According to multiple reports, quarterback Zach Mettenberger committed to the Tigers the weekend of Nov. 20, but has not gone public with the decision until now.  He will reportedly enroll at the school for the spring semester.

Mettenberger spent the 2010 season at Butler Community College in Kansas after being dismissed from the Georgia football program this past spring.  The redshirt freshman had been arrested over spring break and ultimately pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery.

In addition to LSU, Alabama, Texas A&M, LSU, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Arizona, Cincinnati, Troy and Louisville also reportedly offered scholarships to the quarterback.

Despite his off-field baggage, Mettenberger, who will have three years of eligibility remaining and can play at the school right away, can’t help but improve the atrocious play the Tigers received from the position in 2010.  As a team, the Tigers through a meager seven touchdown passes; out of 120 Div. 1-A schools, only Army with five had fewer.

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11 Responses to “LSU lands ex-UGA QB Mettenberger”
  1. soflatrojan says: Dec 6, 2010 1:47 PM

    Nice to see LSU was able to fit him in under the SEC salary cap.

  2. dg0122 says: Dec 6, 2010 1:53 PM

    Is this guy buds with Big Ben, or what???

  3. blitz4848 says: Dec 6, 2010 2:15 PM

    @ soflatrojan

    Is that breaking news? When did we get a cap?

  4. frank booth says: Dec 6, 2010 2:18 PM

    soflatrojan says:
    Dec 6, 2010 1:47 PM
    Nice to see LSU was able to fit him in under the SEC salary cap.
    Yeah. Really. Because USC doesn’t have any problems, aside from Reggie Bush and agents hanging around all over the place.

  5. blitz4848 says: Dec 6, 2010 2:19 PM


    It’s only a coincidence that his name ends with “berger” and he went to Ben’s football/dating tips camp for sexual deviate Qbs.

  6. soflatrojan says: Dec 6, 2010 2:29 PM


    There has always been a cap it’s just not published it’s how the teams collude to keep salaries in check.

    Frank Booth
    As a fan of Troy I don’t know what your talking about.

  7. soflatrojan says: Dec 6, 2010 2:30 PM


    Oh yeah and LSU self reported themselves last year for paying a player.

  8. blitz4848 says: Dec 6, 2010 3:06 PM

    @ soflatrojan

    just for the record–there’s no hard cap when it comes to recruiting criminals from other SEC rival teams/written or unwritten—LMAO

  9. soflatrojan says: Dec 6, 2010 3:39 PM


    That explains how Cam ended up at Auburn. There is no way Miss State can compete with the football dollars of AU.

    I think it might be time for Slive to give Vandy a call like MLB did to the Florida Marlins. It’s ridiculous the amount of money they are making and their unwillingness to spend any of their players.

    How is the SEC going to run a semiprofessional organization if all members are not willing contribute! It’s an outrage!

  10. blitz4848 says: Dec 6, 2010 3:56 PM


    Your forgetting the Vandy players get theirs on the back end—when you and your family make those regular Dr visits. They figure they will be professional the rest of their life so no need to start to early. Besides, Vandy saves all that player money to pay top salary to the HC……

  11. Dirty D Fo says: Dec 6, 2010 6:22 PM

    I am adding a ‘Berger’ surname so I can ‘do what I want..’ —- On a sour note, being a UGA alumni and fan.. Kinda’ sucks. I actually liked this fella’ more than Murray in the Spring.. But Murray showed lots of promise this year.

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