The LSU Tigers kicked off fall camp Saturday, and the QB competition, most notably newcomer Joe Burrow, was the big topic.
The Ohio State transfer is battling with returners Myles Brennan and Justin McMillan, along with freshman Lowell Narcisse. Most figure Burrow will step in and play immediately, but fall camp will dictate the depth chart. And competitors know that Burrow’s presence will bring out the best (or worst) in the trio.
Following LSU’s first fall practice, Orgeron spoke to the media about his signal callers.
“I thought that all the quarterbacks did some good things,” Orgeron told the media. “I thought that Joe (Burrow) did some good things. Joe practiced on the fourth team today. He was the fourth quarterback to go in. His reps are going to come with the first or second as we grow. I thought Steve (Ensminger) did a tremendous job.”
Overall, Orgeron was very pleased with all four QBs Saturday.
“Joe looked good. Again, he’s practicing with the fourth team. He made some good decisions,” Orgeron said. “Justin (McMillan) looked really good and made some plays with his feet. I thought Lowell (Narcisse) threw the ball better today. I thought Myles Brennan probably had his best day since we’ve been having this competition. All of them did some good things. Joe looked steady out there. Very pleased to watch them. It’s the first time I’ve seen them.”
Burrow took reps with the fourth team Saturday, but that’s going to change, as OC Steve Ensminger has a plan to rotate.
“Justin was first team. Myles was second. Nowell was third, and Joe was fourth. Steve’s going to switch it around tomorrow and everybody’s going to get their turn.”