LSU Football: Garrett Nussmeier has the confidence to thrive in the SEC

LSU football OC Steve Ensminger (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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LSU football received a commitment from four-star quarterback Garrett Nussmeier in early May.

LSU football is hoping that Garrett Nussmeier can be a championship-level quarterback for the program in the not-so-distant future.

Nussmeier, 6-foot-2/182 lbs from Flower Mound, TX (Marcus), is a 2021 four-star quarterback that committed to the Tigers in early May. He’s rated in 247Sports composite rankings as the No. 8 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 101 overall 2021 recruit in the nation.

There are a couple of reasons why Nussmeier could end up thriving for LSU.

For one, Nussmeier is the son of a coach (his father Doug Nussmeier, the current Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach, has coached in college and the NFL for 20 years). And we saw how a coach’s son thrived for the Tigers last season (that Joe Burrow guy was pretty good).

Nussmeier is also already familiar with new LSU passing game coordinator Scott Linehan.

Linehan coached Nussmeier’s dad at Idaho in the early ’90s. The elder Nussmeier and Linehan have also coached together in the NFL.

But those connections aren’t the only reasons that Nussmeier could excel at LSU.

The LSU football commit has the confidence to thrive in the SEC

One of the biggest reasons Burrow was able to have immense success in 2019 for LSU was his unusual confidence.

Burrow was always the most confident player on the field. He was determined to dominate no matter the situation.

Nussmeier has that same attitude.

“I go into anything I do wanting to win. I would never go into something expecting to lose,” said Nussmeier recently to 247Sports.

The four-star quarterback added, “I’m a competitive kid so my goal as soon as we pick up a football is to be the best guy out there”.

Playing in the SEC is tough. Everyone is good at that level. I don’t care if it’s Alabama or Vanderbilt — players have to be at their best or a loss is possible.

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Nussmeier appears to have the same killer instinct that all the elite quarterbacks possess.

And that’s good news for LSU. Because it’s awfully hard to win a championship without an elite quarterback.