Bulldogs high on Lee as Carroll’s top backup

STARKVILLE — Tyson Lee, listed as 5-foot-11 on Mississippi State’s roster, smiles at the question as if he can see it coming.

He probably can, of course. He’s heard it, in his words, “a million and one times.”
Tyson, are you too short to play quarterback?
“I laugh,” he said. “Because for a while I was like, man, I am too short. Then you realize I’m not going to grow anymore. Nothing really I can do about the height. You learn to work with it, and do the best that you can with it and when people say it you try to just laugh at it and keep on going.”

He’s laughed about it all the way here, to Mississippi State, where as a junior he’s entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback on a Bulldog roster that starts its season Saturday at Louisiana Tech.