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LSU will pull the trigger behind Quarterback Zach Mettenberger in 2013

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

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Zach Mettenberger is an imposing figure on the football field... a young man who is ready to step in and fill a quarterback gap that led to LSU's demise in the National Championship game.

Tigers quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe likes what he sees when #8 drops back and let's the ball fly.

Kragthorpe said, "He's a big strong physical guy at 6-5, 230 pounds. He can throw the ball down field. He's a very accurate passer and I think those are his talents."

In the spring game... Mettenberger completed 14 of 25 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns... a 49 yard strike to Odell Beckham Junior and a TD connection hauled in by Russell Shepard.

No doubt LSU will stretch the field thanks to the passing talents of Mettenberger.

Kragthorpe stated, "Zach did a better job of passing the football and that's one of the things we stressed with him, not just throwing the football but being a better passer and I think he did a good job of that."

LSU was one win away from completing one of the most dominating performances in SEC history.

Mettenberger now gives the Tigers an explosive passing attack... complementing one of the most talented corp of running backs ever assembled on one team.

The big question... who will backup Mettenberger?

Kragthorpe said, "Well that's to be determined. Stephen Rivers is there, Jerrod Randall is there. We'll see what happens when they come into fall training camp and give them a chance to both compete for the job."

Defensive teams will have their hands full when Zach Mettenberger and the Tigers offense pulls the trigger. The fun begins September 1st when LSU breaks out of the gate hosting North Texas in Tiger Stadium.

Recruiting Update: 6-foot-5, 222 pound tight end Desean Smith of Barbe High School has verbally committed to LSU, selecting the Tigers over Alabama and a number of other schools.

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