3 not-so-crazy predictions for LSU football in 2020

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Myles Brennan passes for over 4,000 yards

Last season, Joe Burrow led the SEC in passing yards with 5,671.

No one else passed for over 3,000 yards.

In 2018, no quarterback passed for over 3,900 yards.

So predicting that Myles Brennan will toss for over 4,000 yards in his first season as LSU’s starting  quarterback is probably a little bold.

But I think it has a good chance of happening — especially if LSU reaches the SEC Championship game and/or the College Football Playoff (those extra games help the stat line).

Brennan has better physical talents than Burrow. And he’ll have plenty of offensive weapons (Ja’Marr Chase, Terrace Marshall Jr, Arik Gilbert, etc).

Plus, Brennan is stepping into an established offensive system that works.

Sure, Joe Brady isn’t in town anymore, but the system he helped bring to LSU is still in tact. And offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger will still be the guy making the play calls (Brady called some third down stuff last year, but Ensminger was still the primary play caller).

Everything is in place for Brennan to have a big season. 4,000 yards might pale in comparison to Burrow’s 2019 season, but it would still be the best year for a quarterback in the SEC not named Burrow since Chad Kelly at Ole Miss passed for 4,042 yards in 2015.