LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson has improved his play during bowl practices. Jim Kleinpeter, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Quarterback Jordan Jefferson #9 of the Louisiana State University Tigers reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Courtesy---Jim Kleinpeter/Times-Picayune

With more than four weeks between game, bowl preparations this season have been like a second spring practice.

All the better for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson to work on his game. Jefferson struggled through an up and down year which finished on the down in a 31-23 loss at Arkansas. But he and offensive coordinator Gary Crowton feel like the extended bowl preps have given him a chance to make a splash in the Cotton Bowl and build momentum for next season.