Ed Orgeron offers optimistic view of team morale ahead of Arkansas, updates Dare Rosenthal's status
Positive vibes are growing around the LSU program as the Tigers get set to play Arkansas this week.
Coach Ed Orgeron said on the SEC coaches media teleconference on Wednesday that starting left tackle Dare Rosenthal, who had been suspended, has been reinstated. About Rosenthal, Orgeron said, “I’m sure he’s been working out but he has to get into football shape, he practiced with the second team this week.”
Orgeron said he felt good about the game being played, and hasn’t heard about COVID issues causing a possible postponement.
The morale of the team is high, Orgeron said, and it had an enthusiastic practice on Tuesday.
“We have to take it one game at a time, we have a young football team. Many of these guys weren’t starters on the championship team,” Orgeron said. “We are in a building phase of a championship team, we have a lot of room to grow.”
Orgeron said LSU wouldn’t name a starting quarterback for the game, but “it looks like” it will TJ Finley. He said Max Johnson was out last week because of a COVID quarantine.
Orgeron wouldn’t say if Myles Brennan is out for the season. The coach said he made progress this week, he’s going to try and practice, doesn’t look like he will play but the final decision has not been made about whether to have surgery.
The game is set for 11 a.m. local time and will air on the SEC Network from Fayetteville.