Jordan Jefferson redshirt – can you do that?

From The Advocate (the Baton Rouge daily, not the national gay newspaper) this morning:

Miles said Wednesday that he “leaning toward” seeking a redshirt for freshman quarterback Jordan Jefferson, who has taken one snap this season and injured his right (throwing) shoulder on the play vs. Mississippi State. Miles said the final call will decide on how things play out the next few weeks with Lee and sophomore backup Andrew Hatch

From what I understand (correct me if I’m wrong), the “redshirt” opportunity is gone as soon as a player takes that first snap. What Leslie would be doing – and why this “shoulder injury” is key – is requesting a “medical hardship” for Jefferson to give him an extra year of eligibility. That hardship must be approved by the SEC.

Apparently that’s a fairly standard gimmick for getting a “redshirt” for a young guy who has just played a little, but it’s probably not the best strategy for Miles to tell the media that the “final call” depends on how well Hatch and Lee play in the coming games. Seems that if you’re seeking the medical hardship, the “final call” would be related to the player’s injury.

If the SEC actually considers the facts of a “medical hardship”, Leslie’s making it really easy for them to see this ruse.

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One Response to “Jordan Jefferson redshirt – can you do that?”

  1. TCL says:

    Yeah JJ’s “shoulder injury” reminds me of Al Czervik: “Ooh, my arm! It’s broken!”

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