August 17, 2009

A dream come true for Lee

The last year and a half has been more than Tyson Lee could have ever dreamed of.

After an All-American career at Itawamba Community College, the Columbus, Miss., native took a chance in the spring of 2008 by walking on at Mississippi State and not only earned a scholarship but ended up the Bulldogs starting quarterback for the final eight games.

"The last year and a half has been unbelievable," Lee said. "It's a blessing honestly. You could have asked me a year and a half ago where would I be right now and I wouldn't have said here. It's been a tough road but it's been a good road. I'm excited to see where that road is going to continue to lead as far as life and especially this year in football.

"I really don't think I have had a chance to step back and take it all in. My mom has told me to take a step back and realize where you are. We are so busy and on the go so much you sometimes forget to do that. Hopefully over the next few weeks I can get a chance to reflect on what has happened."

It has been a whirlwind ride for Lee even since the season ended with the resignation of former head coach Sylvester Croom and the hiring of offensive guru Dan Mullen from Florida.

"That just goes to show you how God works," Lee said. "I came here because I felt like this is the place I wanted to be. I had a peace about it so that's why I came. Right now Coach Mullen is here and it's a new scheme but I still feel a peace about where I am."

Lee ran the spread offense in both high school and junior college but has spend the past eight months adapting to Mullen's version and learning his fourth offense in five years dating back to his days at Columbus.

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