Ohio State coach Ryan Day praises Joe Burrow's performance at Texas
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has impressed a lot of fans and analysts with his performance through the first two weeks of the 2019 season. Add Burrow’s former coordinator and Ohio State current head coach Ryan Day to the list.
“I couldn’t be any prouder of a guy than Joe (Burrow),” Day said in his Tuesday press conference. “The way he competed, the way he threw. He’s come a long way since his freshman year.
“I wasn’t here when he first got here. Spent a couple years with him. Seeing his mom and dad in the stands, go about beating a good Texas team on the road like that. Couldn’t be happier for him. He’s playing at a high level, throwing the ball, looked like an NFL quarterback out there.”
Day and Burrow overlapped one season at Ohio State in 2017 when Burrow served as J.T. Barrett’s backup. The following spring, Burrow transferred to LSU.
He was 31 of 39 with 471 passing yards in the 45-38 victory against Texas. He posted a career-high 12.1 yards per attempt average along with four touchdowns and one interception in the big win as well.
LSU returned a lot of key pieces to its great 2018 defense, so going into the preseason, the last remaining piece of the championship puzzle for the Tigers was seemingly quarterback. Burrow is putting any questions about that spot to rest this September.