LSU Football: Ed Orgeron is asked silly question by reporter about quarterbacks

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

LSU football could be without starting quarterback Myles Brennan this weekend.

LSU football could be without starting quarterback Myles Brennan on Saturday against the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters on Tuesday that Brennan would’ve missed last weekend’s matchup against the Florida Gators had the game been played (it was postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests at Florida).

Brennan is considered questionable this week with what Coach O described as a significant lower body injury.

“Myles has an significant injury to his lower body, something that we do believe is going to heal,” said Orgeron on Wednesday (via 247Sports). “It’s taking a little bit more time to heal. We thought he’d be back today, but he’s not. I don’t know if he’s going to play this game.”

As a result of Brennan’s injury, it’s likely that one of LSU’s two true freshmen quarterbacks — Max Johnson or TJ Finely — gets the start against South Carolina.

Orgeron said whichever quarterback has the best week of practice will get the start against the Gamecocks, though each is expected to see action (assuming Brennan doesn’t play).

This is essentially a situation where Orgeron will ride with the hot hand.

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron asked silly question about quarterbacks.

With Brennan likely out against South Carolina, it will give Johnson and Finley a huge opportunity to showcase their talent/ability. It’s essentially an audition to be the starting quarterback in the event that Brennan is out for an extended period of time.

It’s not, however, an opportunity to steal the starting job from Brennan. I think the redshirt junior has proved over the first three games of the season (he’s on a historically impressive pace) that he’s more than capable of leading LSU’s offense.

But that didn’t stop a reporter from asking a silly question on Tuesday about the Tigers’ quarterback situation.

Orgeron was asked whether or not one of the true freshmen could be the guy the rest of the season in the event of a strong performance against South Carolina.

Coach O shut that down pretty quick.

“You know, Myles is showing he can be our quarterback. He’s had three phenomenal football games,” said Oregeron. “We like Myles…..right now he’s our starting quarterback”.

Brennan is putting up Burrow-like numbers over the first few games of the season. There’s absolutely no way a true freshman will come in and replicate what Brennan has been able to do this season.

Next. Joe Burrow has a Bill Belichick like quality. dark

I understand that folks love quarterback controveries. But there isn’t one in Baton Rouge. And it’s hard to imagine a scenario where one suddenly appears.