Ed Orgeron says he expects QB Myles Brennan to 'explode' in 2020
LSU is entering spring practice and QB1 is now Myles Brennan. The redshirt junior faces the tall task of having to follow in the footsteps of Heisman Trophy winner and likely No. 1 draft pick Joe Burrow. At his Wednesday press conference, LSU coach Ed Orgeron explained why he’s confident that Brennan is ready to be the Tigers starting quarterback.
“When you’re (the) backup to the Heisman winner, you kind of keep your mouth shut,” Orgeron told reporters. “He’s led this team in the four-quarter program. He’s competed at every rep, just like Joe did, to win every rep. I’m not going to say he won every rep, but I watched him compete to win every rep. I’ve seen him be more vocal. … I’ve seen him in the office watching more film than he ever has.
“I know this. I know the Brennan family very well. They’ve been very patient. They’ve been waiting for this time. I expect Myles to explode. I expect him to do all the things that he needs to do to be a great quarterback.”
Even with the strong vote of confidence, Orgeron acknowledged that there is plenty of room for Brennan to improve.
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“And whatever deficiencies he has, like we all have, I know that he and his family are going to work on them,” Orgeron continued. “What I mean by that is, more experience, working on his throwing motion, going to quarterback gurus/camps, or whatever it may be. I think this guy is dedicated to do that and we’re going to have one heck of a player. I’ve always believed in Myles. I believe he’s a championship quarterback. I believe he’s going to be great for us.”
Brennan signed with LSU as part of the class of 2017. He appeared in six games as a true freshman. In 2018, he appeared in only one game and redshirted. Last year, he appeared in 10 games. In those appearances, Brennan is 42-of-70 as a peer for 600 yards, 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. He has also recorded 18 rushes for 35 yards.