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08:31 AM ET 09.09 | Patrick Peterson impressed by setting an LSU record with 257 return yards combined on punt and kick offs, including an 87-yard score. Will he have a chance to do the same as an offensive player? On the weekly SEC Coaches teleconference Wednesday, LSU Coach Les Miles said he would consider such a move but that nothing is imminent. "We would consider using him on offense," Miles said. ... "The opportunity to keep him on the field and play in crunch time on the defensive side in the back end of the game also certainly has priority. We have thought about that. We're not ready to commit to that with the idea that his number of snaps will be a great number as we go forward."

The Times Picayune

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September 9, 2010  09:01 AM ET
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LSU's Peterson to play offense?NO!!! He already has enough on his plate and he cramps up... Need him on the field for D w/ all the young CBs

I think Les is just trying to limit the number of things he has to keep track of. By using the same personnel regardless of situation he can keep a closer eye on the clock. :-)

September 9, 2010  09:13 AM ET
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I think Les is just trying to limit the number of things he has to keep track of. By using the same personnel regardless of situation he can keep a closer eye on the clock. :-)

I don't care who you are...that is funny right there....

September 9, 2010  09:13 AM ET

They better use any weapon they have to score points with their schedule.

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September 9, 2010  09:41 AM ET

Feels like a panic button, grabbing-at-straws kind of move to me.

When is a nationally televised, prime-time win really a loss? When you're already less than popular and you gack up a 20-point 2nd half lead, needing 2 drops in the last five seconds to survive against half a team.

September 9, 2010  10:36 AM ET

dsfsd

September 9, 2010  10:42 AM ET

We could have lost to NC the other day and on the last two plays Peterson was not on the field due to cramps. We need him more as a DB to lock down the opposing #1 receiver just like Revis of the NY Jets. This is his first and foremost responsibility.

Les Miles is such a goof ball....and this is coming from a LSU alumni and fan. He and Gary Crowton can't coach...we have a junior QB who still has the deer in the headlights look, can't make secondary reads and takes off at the slightest amount of pressure. Miles is clearly a dummy who doesn't know his Xs and Os.

The sooner he and Crowton are fired...the better. Need a real coach like Chris Peterson of Boise State.

September 9, 2010  10:45 AM ET
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LSU's Peterson to play offense?NO!!! He already has enough on his plate and he cramps up... Need him on the field for D w/ all the young CBs

He's a heckuva playmaker, though. How 'bout an occasional Wild Cat er... "Wild Tiger" formation with him taking the snap.

September 9, 2010  10:46 AM ET
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I don't care who you are...that is funny right there....

Les Timex's mom didn't think it was funny at all.

September 9, 2010  10:49 AM ET
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Need a real coach like Chris Peterson of Boise State.

I'd be very curious to see what Peterson could do at a top flight program? Would losing the "underdog" mystique end the success or would he be winning multiple NCs? Maybe we will find out some time soon.

September 9, 2010  10:49 AM ET
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Need a real coach like Chris Peterson of Boise State.

Peterson might be happy where he is. You'd better hurry and get the next guy lined up, though-- uf is already making preliminary contact with your old coach Gerry DiNardo. Maybe y'all could get a different Gerry-- Faust.

September 9, 2010  10:50 AM ET
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I'd be very curious to see what Peterson could do at a top flight program? Would losing the "underdog" mystique end the success or would he be winning multiple NCs? Maybe we will find out some time soon.

No coach who moved up from a wildly successful mid-major has ever had success in the BCS conferences.

September 9, 2010  11:01 AM ET
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No coach who moved up from a wildly successful mid-major has ever had success in the BCS conferences.

I assume I should be using my sarcasm meter based on urban Meyer's record. Also Paul Johnson at Ga Tech seems to be doing pretty well (moved up from Georgia Southern to Navy before GT) I guess it depends on your definition of wildly successful.

September 9, 2010  11:14 AM ET

We're not ready to commit to that with the idea that his number of snaps will be a great number as we go forward."

translation please I lost my Les Miles thesaraus..

September 9, 2010  11:27 AM ET
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I heard that Saban has not cleaned out is desk at LSU yet.

WAIT JUST A COTTON PICKIN MINUTE! THEM IS FIGHTIN WORDS!

September 9, 2010  11:39 AM ET
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I think Les is just trying to limit the number of things he has to keep track of. By using the same personnel regardless of situation he can keep a closer eye on the clock. :-)

Certainly made my day!

September 9, 2010  11:53 AM ET

this dude makes me wish miami would have paid his ****

 
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