LSU Football: Myles Brennan is trying to build chemistry during shutdown

LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

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

Myles Brennan has the tough task of being the guy who replaces Joe Burrow for LSU football in 2020.

I can’t imagine being in a tougher position as a college football quarterback.

But it’s not like Brennan is ill-equipped for the situation. He’s been at LSU since 2017. He’s familiar with LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger. He knows the offense. Plus, Brennan had a front row seat for Burrow’s historic 2019 season — I’m sure the redshirt junior quarterback learned a thing or two last year.

It’s no surprise that Brennan is acting like a veteran leader this offseason, working hard to build chemistry with his wide receivers despite an odd situation where there’s no in-person contact among football players (thanks to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak).

According to Geaux247, Brennan is staying in “frequent contact” with his wide receivers, and “discussing the offense and reinforcing what they learn from the virtual work they can do”.

One of Burrow’s best attributes as a quarterback was his ability to lead. It sounds like Brennan is on that same path. If that’s the case, then that’s extremely good news for LSU. Brennan might have better physical abilities than Burrow. If Brennan can be a similar leader, then the Tigers might have another stud quarterback on their hands.

I’m not saying Brennan is going to be better than Burrow (that would be silly), but I think the Tigers’ offense can operate at an elite level once again in 2020 with Brennan leading the charge.

Geaux247 also quoted a source that said Brennan “looked like a different guy” in limited spring practice opportunities.

That echoes what Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said earlier this offseason. Coach O told reporters that he expects Brennan to “explode” this season, adding that he expects the young quarterback to be “one heck of a player”.

Brennan’s story parallels Burrow’s in a lot of ways. He’s quietly had to wait his turn. But now that Brennan is the guy, it looks like he’s ready to step up and leave his mark on LSU football.

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Folks might be sleeping on LSU in 2020 because of all the losses the Tigers suffered, but they might want to pay a bit more attention to what’s going on in Baton Rouge.