In other words, Jefferson's running will be the result of pocket breakdowns or scrambling rather than design. After two consecutive seasons in which the starting quarterbacks lost time due to injuries, the LSU coaches have made it clear they don't want to revisit that sort of shortage and Jefferson said offensive coordinator Gary Crowton has basically written the signal caller out of the mix.
— LSU head coach Les Miles insists Jordan Jefferson has green light to run - NOLA.com . At this stage of the season, this is exactly right. Jefferson is very important to this team, and we need to strike a balance between the risk of getting Jefferson hurt and the risk of losing. As the season presses on and the games start getting bigger, I would expect to see Jefferson asked to take a few more hits for the good of the team. For right now, be a ball distributor and run when there's room.