LSU Football: Ed Orgeron gives Myles Brennan a vote of confidence

LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

LSU football will have a new quarterback under center in 2020.

LSU football had one of the greatest seasons in college football history in 2019 (maybe the greatest) thanks in large part to quarterback Joe Burrow.

The former Ohio State quarterback put up some ridiculous numbers during his final season in Baton Rouge, passing for 5,671 yards and throwing 60 touchdowns against only six interceptions.

Absolutely mind blowing.

But with Burrow off to the NFL (as the likely top pick in the 2020 NFL Draft), it means LSU is hoping someone can step up and fill his shoes.

That someone is Myles Brennan, who has waited for three years on LSU’s bench for his shot to lead the Tigers.

Brennan has only attempted 70 passes in his college career (completing 42 for 600 yards), but he has LSU head coach Ed Orgeron in his corner.

Coach O gave Brennan a vote of confidence during a recent interview with WWL Radio in New Orleans.

Brennan signed with LSU in 2017 as a four-star pro-style quarterback from Bay Saint Louis, MS. He was rated in 247Sports’ composite rankings as the No. 6 pro-style quarterback in the nation.

The rising redshirt junior quarterback’s career trajectory has been similar to Burrow’s (minus the transfer) — sit for three years while being scarcely used.

Brennan has waited patiently for his chance to lead a college football program. He could’ve transferred after Burrow won the starting job the past two seasons, but Brennan made the wise decision to wait his turn.

Now, thanks to his patience, Brennan is going to be the guy at LSU. And he’s going to be a much better quarterback because he waited and learned from guys like Burrow, Joe Brady and Steve Ensminger.

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Brennan might not be the next Joe Burrow — I doubt anyone will be the next Joe Burrow. But he can be the first Myles Brennan.

And that’s all Coach O wants him to be.