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LSU faced with challenge of preparing for two quarterbacks



Milesles8001 In a perfect world, LSU coach Les Miles and his staff would have spent the week preparing to face Florida quarterback Tim Tebow this Saturday.

But with Tebow's status still questionable for Saturday's game as he recovers from a concussion suffered two weeks ago, the Tigers face the unenviable task of having to prepare for the possibility of facing backup John Brantley, Tebow or possibly both.

Miles said the team has spent the week getting ready for the Gators' total offense - not a particular quarterback.

"Our focus is on what Florida does,'' Miles said. "I would guess that their players will expect there to be similarities in the calls. So again, imperfectly, we’re preparing for what appears to be the personality of the team we’re playing.''

Because Brantley has played in just three games this season, there isn't a lot of film to help the Tigers get ready for him. Still, Miles said he's picked up some tendencies from what he's seen.

"He’s a pretty nimble, fleet-footed guy who can move his feet,'' Miles said. "We expect it to be some similarities to some of the things Tim Tebow can do, and maybe some things that he does pretty well differently. So it’s an imperfect world, but we’re working it as best we can.''

PHOTO [Steve Franz/LSU Sports Information]


[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:21pm]


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