According to Ed Orgeron, LSU’s offensive installation continues to progress under new/old coordinator Steve Ensminger. Despite that observation, Coach O says there’s a long way to go before anything is determined when it comes to who will start next season at quarterback in Baton Rouge.
During his most recent media availability, Orgeron said the offense had its best day of practice this spring this week but noted the installation of the new offense is ongoing. Orgeron provided the following stats for his quarterbacks following the team’s latest practice.
“Myles Brennan was 12 of 16 for 224 yards, two touchdowns. Justin McMillian was seven of 15 for 169 yards and one touchdown. Lowell Narcisse was six out of 14 for 38 yards,” Orgeron claimed.
“I thought the quarterbacks made tremendous improvement today and that was due to the protection on the offensive line. The offensive line did a much better job protecting, it wasn’t perfect but we made tremendous improvement.”
Coach O was later asked if he’d like to see one of his quarterbacks emerge this spring and seize the opportunity to be the first to replace Danny Etling in the lineup. While admitting he would like that, Coach O noted he hasn’t seen anything to suggest that will be happening anytime soon.
“Yeah, would be great. I’m waitin’. Every day, every day, weighing opinions, coaches opinions… Myles had his best day today. Justin had his best day last Saturday, Lowell continues to improve but we have a lot on offense — we have our total offense to put in,” Orgeron continued. “This is going to go all through camp and probably to the end of camp we’ll announce a quarterback unless one is a clear winner.”
“Right now, I don’t see it.”
With so much uncertainty on the offensive side of the ball entering 2018 for LSU, a game manager-type QB may not be enough this season in Baton Rouge. While the quarterbacks on the roster have plenty of time to show what they can do, there won’t be much time to ease onto the field when it counts considering LSU opens the season in Arlington against what projects to be a ranked Miami team.