LSU is facing a road game this week while trying to fix its defensive struggles and possibly inserting a new quarterback.

Coach Ed Orgeron said on the SEC coaches media teleconference on Wednesday that QB Myles Brennan took a hit in the Missouri game last week, and is doubtful for this week’s game at Florida. The coach hopes Brennan can heal by Friday, but in the mean time, two freshmen QBs, Max Johnson and T.J. Finley, are splitting snaps in practice, 50/50.

On the defensive changes, Orgeron said some of it is personnel, and it’s also simplifying the defense. Orgeron said it’s very surprising to him because it’s not the defense he saw in camp.

“The defense I saw in camp was tight coverage there was nobody open,” Orgeron said “There was pass rush, guys weren’t running wide open, we were causing turnovers. so yes, I’m very surprised that the defense is playing so bad right now.”

With reports out of Florida that the Gators are dealing with more than two dozen positive cases or players who have been exposed to COVID-19, Orgeron said he wouldn’t be surprised if the game is not played.

“No not at all, 2020, it’s what we are dealing with., he safety of the kids is the priority,” Orgeron said.

How difficult is preparing during an outbreak?

“It’s very difficult, you don’t even know who will test throughout the week… there was a week we went a whole week without the offensive line,” he said.

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