The LSU Tigers face a conundrum entering their Texas Bowl matchup against Kansas State on Jan. 4.

They only have 1 scholarship quarterback on the roster at the moment after 2021 starter Max Johnson entered the NCAA transfer portal. That quarterback? True freshman Garrett Nussmeier.

If Nussmeier plays in the game, though, he’ll have to burn his redshirt, costing him a year of eligibility.

So, what should the Tigers do? Well, former LSU star and current radio host Jacob Hester has an interesting idea — play WR Jontre Kirklin at QB in the Texas Bowl:

“We’ve all seen (Jontre) be able to spin the football,” Hester says. “I was at a football camp with him this summer. There were no quarterbacks there. He became the quarterback. He threw like 400 passes and all of them were on the dime. The guy can throw the football. You come up with 15-20 plays. ‘Hey Jontre, here’s what you’ve got. We’re gonna run a lot of quarterback power.’ … I would much rather LSU do that than burn Garrett Nussmeier’s redshirt in this game.”

What will the Tigers end up doing with this quarterback situation? Fortunately for interim coach Brad Davis, there’s still time to decide what to do against Kansas State.

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