Key Question No. 18 - Cameron & Mettenberger
Posted Aug 23, 2013

Key Question No. 18 - Can new LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron elevate QB Zach Mettenberger?

18. Can new LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron elevate QB Zach Mettenberger?

Richard Cirminiello: Absolutely. Cameron has the track record and the successful former pupils, mostly at the NFL level. Mettenberger has the raw ability to become much steadier than he was in last year's Baton Rouge debut. Putting the two together will create a recipe for notable improvement for No. 8, just in time to catch the eyes of pro scouts. Mettenberger remains an unfinished product, but the presence of Cameron—along with receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry—and a full year as the starter has to lead to markedly better consistency.

FOLLOW! @PeteFiutak: Consistency, consistency, consistency. Mettenberger might be the best NFL quarterback prospect in the SEC with 6-5, 230-pound size and a live arm, and now he has a pro offensive coordinator to help take him to another level. Now the Mettenberger that lit up Alabama and was so great over the second half of the 2012 regular season has to be sharp game-in-and-game-out. It wouldn't be a bad thing if the receiving corps could help the cause with a stronger and more – here's that word again – consistent season. If the receivers plays up to their talent and potential, and if the line can stay together in one piece, Mettenberger could throw for 3,500 yards and at least 20 scores.

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