LSU QB Myles Brennan ready to succeed Joe Burrow: 'It's my turn now'
Talk about big shoes to fill. Last season, Joe Burrow had an historic season, passing for 5,671 yards and 60 touchdowns while leading LSU to a 15-0 record and a national championship.
Now, it’s Myles Brennan’s turn to lead the Tigers’ offense. But he’s not going to let the pressure of following the best season by a quarterback in LSU history get to him as he enters the 2020 season.
“It doesn’t change anything for me,” Brennan told the media Tuesday. “Joe came in here and did his thing, and what he did was great. It’s my turn now to do my own thing and write my own story. I learned a lot from Joe and I took things that he did well and I used them to better myself. But the past is the past and I’m looking forward to play this season.”
Brennan has made it into a game for the Tigers in each of the past three seasons, but the redshirt junior hasn’t gained a ton of experience. He’s 42-for-70 for 600 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Even though Brennan will now finally have the opportunity to prove what he can do as the starter, he’s not doing anything differently in the week leading up to the season opener.
“It’s going to be another game,” Brennan said. “This is my fourth season here, I’ve run out into Tiger Stadium a good number of times, and just because I’m the starter, nothing’s going to change. I’m still preparing like I would have prepared the past three years as if I was the starter, and now I’m going to be able to be that guy that runs out on the field first.”
Brennan will look to lead LSU to a season-opening win as it begins the 2020 campaign at home against Mississippi State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.