2008 season, Lee craters, JJ beats him out as a true freshman and takes over. Doesn't do much better but does play a good bowl game.
2009 spring and fall camp, the consensus of the ENTIRE coaching staff is that JJ gives LSU the best chance to win games with. (the general consensus of the staff also is that JJ is not great, simply the lesser of two evils).
2010 after spring and fall camps, once again the consensus is that JJ is better.
2011 spring and fall practice proves to the staff once again that JJ is better. Then the bar incident and JL gets his chance and performs well, exceeding the expectations of his coaches. BUT! The coaches have been around and watched JL in all practices and games for 5 years and the only thing they are confident of is he is a limited talent that tends to fold against elite competition.
Coaches make personel mistakes all the time, over or under estimating a players potential to perform in games. Perhaps they made a mistake midway of 2011 by reinstating JJ over JL. But if it was truly a mistake, it was one that was made by the consensus of a group of men that coach football for a living reacting to what they had seen of the two QB's over the course of 5 YEARS! Say what you will, but if this was truly a "mistake" then it was certainly a reasonable one.
Tiger Voodoo, I want to commend you on your posts earlier in this thread, IMO they were right on the money!