LSU football could be without quarterback Myles Brennan this weekend.
LSU football could be without starting quarterback Myles Brennan this weekend against the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Brennan suffered a torn abdomen in the Tigers’ loss to Missouri earlier this month. The redshirt junior quarterback was impressively able to finish the game, but the injury will likely prevent him from playing on Saturday.
(LSU head coach Ed Orgeron called Brennan “very questionable” for the matchup against South Carolina.)
The Tigers are expected to start a true freshman against the Gamecocks — either TJ Finley or Max Johnson (whichever has the best week of practice).
Though it sounds like Coach O might have a secret plan in place if Brennan can’t play.
The return of Joe Burrow for LSU football?!?!?!
On Wednesday evening, during Orgeron’s weekly radio show, the LSU head coach revealed a great plan in the event that Brennan can’t play against the Gamecocks.
Bring back Joe Burrow.
Yes, you read that right. That’s Orgeron’s plan.
A caller asks Ed Orgeron who will start this weekend if Myles Brennan can’t go.
“We’re bringing back Joe Burrow,” Orgeron jokes. #LSU
— Brooks Kubena (@BKubena) October 22, 2020
Ok, maybe he’s joking (he’s definitely joking).
I don’t think the NCAA would be too thrilled about letting Burrow back on the field (especially after the Tigers’ self-imposed sanctions this week).
Plus, I imagine the Cincinnati Bengals are counting on Burrow being under center for their matchup against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Though after the beating Burrow is taking this season, I bet he’d enjoy the opportunity to return to LSU and take some snaps behind an offensive line that can actually block.
LSU is facing a lot of adversity right now. The defense is a mess. Not having Brennan, who is having a terrific season so far, just adds to that adversity.
But it’s nice to see that Orgeron isn’t panicking. He’s still making jokes and projecting confidence, which is extremely important right now for the Tigers.
Hopefully, that confidence carries over to the team and we see a much better LSU team on the field on Saturday against South Carolina.