A few weeks ago, LSU head coach Les Miles had no plans of using cornerback Patrick Peterson anywhere other than on defense and to return kicks. After watching him fly up and down the field on special teams, Miles admitted that using him on offense would certainly be worth a consideration.
Now after seeing an arguably impotent offense limp off the field to a sea of boo's from the home crowd in Tiger Stadium, Miles is starting to reconsider the possibilities of using the athletic junior. All this week in practice Peterson has been taking snaps with the first team offense from a variety of different positions.
"Patrick Peterson has gotten some snaps on offense," Miles revealed Wednesday night after practice. "I don't know when he'll be ready, but there are some thought processes for him on offense."
"On offense," he said. "He could play a number of spots for us in addition to a full slate of special teams and defense. I think he could play tailback to be honest with you, certainly receiver."
Peterson ran a 4.3 40-yard dash in the spring, and has already returned nine punts for 253 yards and a pair of touchdowns, good for second best in the nation. The Shreveport Times also pointed out that the LSU has their own version of the Wildcat (Wild Tiger), and suggested that might be one place to utilize Peterson.
Regardless, if you have seen Peterson fly across the field this season you realize this is good news for football fans. He is an phenomenal talent and a thrill to watch. He carries that Devin Hester-type excitement where every time he touches the ball, you know there is a chance he could take it to the house.
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