LSU Football: Ed Orgeron lays out hopeful return date for Myles Brennan

LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU football QB Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

When will LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan return from injury?

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan missed the Tigers’ win against the South Carolina Gamecocks this past weekend due to an abdomen injury he suffered against Missouri earlier this month.

True freshman TJ Finley started in Brennan’s place.

On Wednesday, during the weekly SEC coaches’ teleconference, LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said that he didn’t expect Brennan to play this weekend against Auburn.

Coach O, however, acknowledged that things could certainly change before Saturday.

Nine hours later, though, and it sounds like Orgeron has made up his mind. Coach O officially named Finley as the starter against Auburn.

Ed Orgeron lays out hopeful return date for LSU football’s Myles Brennan

Coach O spoke about Brennan on his coaches show on Wednesday night and he admitted that he hopes his starting quarterback will be able to return for the Alabama game.

LSU has a bye week after their matchup against Auburn, before taking on Alabama on November 14.

This is definitely the right approach by Orgeron and his staff. There’s absolutely no need to push Brennan to return too early from the injury and risk further damage — especially with Finley performing well last weekend against South Carolina.

If Brennan returns for the Alabama game, it will mean he had three full weeks to recover from his injury.

And let’s be honest — the Tigers really need Brennan to return for the matchup against the Crimson Tide.

Alabama probably has the best offense in the nation. LSU is going to have to put up a lot of points if they hope to steal a win from the Tide.

That’s probably not happening with a true freshman under center.

Next. LSU fans should feel reassured by Gus Malzahn's words. dark

LSU’s only hope against Bama (and Ole Miss and Florida) is a healthy Brennan. That’s why it’s a good thing the redshirt junior will be sitting out against Auburn.