Ed Orgeron shares the latest on LSU's offseason QB competition
Heading into the upcoming season, LSU has arguably the most heated quarterback competition in the country with Myles Brennan and Max Johnson both gunning for the starting role in Baton Rouge.
Considering the wealth of talent on the roster in Baton Rouge, if Ed Orgeron and his offensive coaching staff select the best option to start at quarterback, the Tigers should have the firepower to play with anyone this season.
But making that decision won’t be easy.
While LSU was a major disappointment last season, Brennan was an exception, throwing for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns in just three games of action. Those three starts were Brennan’s first meaningful action since the 2017 season.
On the other hand, once Johnson got comfortable on the field, he managed to lead the Tigers to the biggest upset of the season, beating three-touchdown favorite Florida in the Swamp before helping LSU become the only team to beat Ole Miss down the stretch of the season and outdueling Matt Corral in the process.
During a recent appearance on Mike Detillier’s “Sports Talk” show on WWL, Orgeron was asked to share the latest on the quarterback competition down in Baton Rouge.
“We in the locker room know who the best player is, there ain’t no question, everybody knows. It’s going to work itself out and I’m going to let them play,” Orgeron said on the show. “The competition is going to be fierce every day. I told them, everything that you do (will be studied and evaluated) and you know, both those guys along with Garrett [Nussmeier], having some great summers.
“I think it’s going to work itself out. I think it’s going to be obvious. And obviously, you know, game week going into UCLA, we are going to name our starter; but if we could do it before, we can. It’s all going to be a feel thing.”
Now we wait to find out who that will be.