Ed Orgeron strikes pessimistic tone about Myles Brennan playing this week, shares plan for other QBs
For more than a week, coach Ed Orgeron has said QB Myles Brennan is either doubtful or questionable to play in LSU’s next game. First it was last week before the Florida game was postponed, and now it’s this week for South Carolina at Tiger Stadium.
Brennan is still dealing with a significant lower-body injury that is taking a long time to heal. That’s why Orgeron said on the SEC coaches media teleconference on Wednesday that he doesn’t think Brennan would play, and that he is “very questionable.”
Orgeron said they knew Brennan was hurt against Missouri but they didn’t know the full extent of it. Brennan reportedly suffered the injury in the second quarter on a touchdown pass to Arik Gilbert.
“If he wasn’t able to play (vs. Mizzou) we would never have put him in,” Orgeron said.
How is Brennan trying to recover?
“Rehab, rehab, rehab. He has not been out to practice,” Orgeron said. “… He could be healed by next week or he couldn’t be … each person is different.”
However, Orgeron added that while Brennan is not 100 percent, the offense won’t change and the Tigers will run the same plays. As for the freshmen QBs set to replace him, Max Johnson and TJ Finley, Orgeron said “it’s going to be very close” in terms of which QB will start, but both are likely to play.