As LSU gets set to start fall camp with a quarterback competition primarily between Max Johnson and Myles Brennan, analysts around the SEC are beginning to make their predictions.

SEC Network analyst Jordan Rodgers made his prediction on the race, and offered some analysis. He was a guest on McElroy and Cubelic In the Morning on JOX FM out of Birmingham, Alabama with Greg McElroy and Cole Cubelic.

“What that team was lacking a little bit last year was leadership,” Rodgers said. “They had all the talent in the world at a bunch of different positions, but they didn’t have a guy to hold that team accountable in the way Joe Burrow did.”

Rodgers believes Brennan can do that, perhaps not at the Burrow level, but being an “older guy” can deliver, and have the experience in the system, which would be a potential tiebreaker.

“If they are that close, if I’m Coach O, I’m leaning that way,” he said. “I’m leaning to the guy that can rally the troops and calm everyone down. That can keep everyone level headed, that can lead this team, because they have the talent, they just haven’t galvanized something that can be a successful product, or as successful as it should be on the field.”

He added that the competition will be close, and that Brennan is that much ahead of Johnson in terms of experience and knowledge of the playbook.

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