It doesn’t seem to matter who the head coach or offensive coordinator is in Baton Rouge, there’s always some debate about the starting quarterback position each offseason at LSU. To no surprise, this offseason is just the same as Myles Brennan, Justin McMillian, and Lowell Narcisse are all battling it out to earn the right to lead the LSU offense on the field for the opener against Miami.
While Ed Orgeron and his staff have not suggested much regarding where the race currently stands, LSU insiders believe the race is truly between the 2017 signees Brennan and Narcisse.
During his recent media availability, Brennan was asked to share his thoughts on the spring competition.
“I feel like it’s going really good. We go out there and push each other every day,” Brennan said. “We are teammates, we are trying to learn from each other’s mistakes. We are friends on and off the field.”
To some extent, Brennan fits the mold of his predecessor Danny Etling. While that may be alarming to some, had Etling managed to hit on a few more deep balls last season, LSU could have potentially had a much better season. During his interview, the sophomore signal caller expressed his belief that he can make all the throws and tuck the ball and run if that’s what the defense gives him.
“I feel like I can do whatever the coaches ask,” Brennan said. “Obviously, Lowell and Justin are faster than I am but I feel like we all bring the same traits. We all throw the ball very well and if they ask me to run the ball, I can run the ball. Whatever they ask, I’m going to do.”
Here’s what the QB had to say about his arm, “I feel like I can make any throw. I just have to go out and keep learning and, like I said, not force anything.”
While it’s clear he has confidence in his ability to win the job in Baton Rouge, Brennan wasn’t ready to make any bold claims about where he stands in the ongoing race to win the starting job.
Here’s what Brennan said when asked if he deserved the starting spot:
“That’s a good question for Coach O,” Brennan answered.