Ed Orgeron details plans to let QB Joe Burrow run the ball more in LSU's offense
LSU is preparing for QB Joe Burrow’s second year at the helm of the offense, and big things are going to be expected from him.
Last year, he surprised people a bit with his running ability, rushing for 399 yards and seven scores, showing some toughness while doing so.
On Monday at SEC Media Days, coach Ed Orgeron said he’s going to let Burrow run the ball more this fall, but added that the LSU offense will be smart about when they do it:
Ed Orgeron: "We're going to do a lot more running with Joe (Burrow) this year."#SECMD19
— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) July 15, 2019
"Joe Burrow would run into a brick wall if we let him," Orgeron says. "We are going to let him run but we are going to be careful about how we do it." #LSU
— TigerDroppings (@TigerDroppings) July 15, 2019
Coach O said Burrow plays like a linebacker sometimes, but added that the Tigers are more confident in backup QB Myles Brennan entering this season:
Orgeron: “Myles Brennan is up to 212 pounds. We’re going to play him in significant times this year.” #LSU
— InsideTheTigers.com (@InsideLSU) July 15, 2019
We’ll see how much action Brennan gets this fall. This is still Burrow’s team, but if he runs more this year, he may need a bit more rest during games.