For what seems like a decade now, LSU is entering spring football with questions regarding the offense and especially the quarterback position in Baton Rouge. Following the failed one-year Matt Canada experiment, Ed Orgeron has turned the keys to the LSU offense back to Steven Ensminger and passing coordinator Jerry Sullivan.
If the Tigers can get solid production from one of the team’s QBs, the 2018 season could prove to be a special year in Baton Rouge — as several college programs in recent history have taken massive leaps forward in the second year under a new coaching regime.
Will that happen for LSU next season? The answer is likely to come from the success of the offense under a first-year starter under center. We’ll get our first glimpse of what the offense will look like this spring, something the program’s new OC recently touched on with 104.5 FM ESPN Baton Rouge radio program Hangin’ with Hester.
The program’s host, former LSU Tiger Jacob Hester, asked Ensminger if Myles Brennan will be taking the first snaps in spring, based on his previous experience?
“Yeah, probably,” Ensminger answered.
Ensminger then went into some detail regarding the initial install process of the offense, which has already begun in Baton Rouge.
“During the last few weeks of recruiting, we had an opportunity on Mondays and Fridays to meet with our players and everything else and start implementing a little bit of this offense,” the LSU OC said.
While Brennan is expected to be the early leader in the LSU QB clubhouse, it appears he’s far from a lock to win the starting spot at this point.
“Myles will take the first snap of spring practice and all that, but as we get into teams and we get into scrimmages and everything else, I got to let all these other kids — Lowell (Narcisse) and Justin (McMillan) — to get with the first group and run the reps and everything else,” Ensminger continued.
“It’s my job to do a good job of playing to their strengths. Myles is a different quarterback than Justin McMillan. Justin McMillan is a different quarterback than Lowell Narcisse. Hopefully, as we put this together, hopefully when they’re in the ballgame, I’m not going to ask one of those quarterbacks to do what another quarterback can do. I can play to his strengths.”