NEW ORLEANS -- Jarrett Lee began the first game of LSU's season as its starting quarterback. He'll end the Tigers' last practice as … their backup center and guard?
Wait. What? How did Lee go from a quarterback to a 206-pound offensive lineman?
"We're switching jerseys with the centers," said Lee. "They wear our jerseys, we wear theirs. That's for the final practice."
Oh, OK. So Lee will swap numbers with fellow fifth-year senior guard/center T-Bob Hebert for Saturday's workout at the New Orleans Saints' facility. Lee will wear the massive No. 53 jersey of the 304-pound lineman. Hebert will try to squeeze into Lee's No. 12.
"It's definitely a sight to see," said Hebert, who came to LSU the same year as Lee. "There's a lot of guts hanging out. And a lot of oversized mini-skirt-looking jerseys going on."
Said Lee: "I've got a lot of experience with him."
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