LSU Football: It took Ed Orgeron one week into the season to compare Myles Brennan to Joe Burrow

LSU Football's Myles Brennan and Joe Burrow (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
LSU Football's Myles Brennan and Joe Burrow (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images) /

It didn’t take long for LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron to compare Myles Brennan to Joe Burrow.

We all knew it was inevitable that LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan would be compared to Joe Burrow this season.

I mean, it’s not easy to be the guy that takes over for the guy that had maybe the best season ever by a college quarterback.

Brennan knew it would happen. He knew writers, bloggers, fans, talking heads, and analysts would spend most of the season comparing his performance to what Burrow accomplished in 2019.

But that’s where the comparisons were supposed to stop. Inside LSU’s building, it’s all about the current team, right?

Well, maybe not.

Ed Orgeron wants Myles Brennan to be more like Joe Burrow

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said multiple times during the offseason that he just wanted Myles Brennan to be the best Myles Brennan he can be.

In other words, don’t worry about Burrow and what he did last season. It’s all about Brennan moving forward.

One week into the season, though, and Coach O couldn’t help but bring up Burrow after Brennan was unable to lead LSU to a win against Mississippi State in the season opener.

“It’s a matter of making a decision. And what (Burrow) did is make a decision quick and let go of the ball quick. I think (Brennan) has to let go of the ball quicker,” said Orgeron this week (via The Athletic).

This comment kind of reminds me of a parent comparing a younger sibling to an older sibling.

Admittedly, it’s hard not to do what Orgeron is doing. He just wants the best for Brennan and the program.

Orgeron, by the way, is right. Brennan does need to let the ball fly quicker. He needs to be more decisive.

But comparing Brennan to Burrow?

Probably not the best idea.

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Hopefully, Orgeron recognizes this and stops short of making any comparisons between the two in the future.