If there’s anything to be said about LSU’s quarterback competition, it’s that everyone’s getting a shot.
But one player who’s stock appears to be rising is Myles Brennan, who has twice drawn praise from coach Ed Orgeron. The coaching staff has flipped the practice schedule with each player getting a turn with each unit, one through four.
Orgeron says Myles Brennan had his best day yesterday. He also said he had his best day Saturday, for whatever that's worth.
— Brody Miller (@BrodyAMiller) August 9, 2018
Justin McMillan was with the 1s, Myles Brennan with the 2s, Lowell Narcisse with 3s and Joe Burrow with 4s. Orgeron says Ensminger will change that group tomorrow. #LSU
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) August 5, 2018
Orgeron on Burrow: “I see a confident player. Throws a good ball.” #LSU
— Harrison Valentine (@HValentineLSU) August 9, 2018
A few quick thoughts on Joe Burrow after #LSU's first practice.
– He looks the part, big & physically gifted
– Loud and strong vocal presence under center
– Big time arm
I'd expect Orgeron to make this QB race a quick process and not drag it out too long. pic.twitter.com/VkQI2tczA0
— Mike Gaither (@MikeGaitherTV) August 5, 2018
There are five quarterbacks on the roster, but it appears the competition has zeroed in on Brennan and Ohio State transfer Joe Burrows.
Orgeron has said he plans to name a starter by the end of the preseason, but he’s also tossed around the idea of using the mobile quarterbacks — Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse — in special packages. Brennan has received some compliments from Orgeron, but the coach has also credited Burrows with a level of confidence and said he’s commanded the huddle.
The Tigers open the season on Sept. 2 against Miami at AT&T Stadium.
The #LSU QBs throw at practice today as the WRs work on routes with Jerry Sullivan.
A look at Burrow, McMillan, Narcisse and Brennan. pic.twitter.com/aifHdHW50U
— Shea Dixon (@Sheadixon) August 7, 2018