Paschall's picks: Zach Mettenberger adjustment no problem

photo LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger

So far, so easy.

Redshirt junior Zach Mettenberger has made a seamless transition as LSU's starting quarterback, completing 48 of 66 passes (72.7 percent) for 609 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions. The Tigers were expected to dominate their early season schedule and have done just that, outscoring North Texas, Washington and Idaho by 114 points.

LSU is averaging 472.3 yards of total offense with its 6-foot-5, 222-pound quarterback after averaging 355.1 yards a game last season.

"I think what he's doing is just what he needs to do," LSU coach Les Miles said Wednesday. "He's maturing. He's much more comfortable under center. We ask a lot of our quarterbacks and always will, but he's minimized that and just done a really good job.