LSU Football: The best QB plan for the Tigers against Alabama

LSU football head coach Ed Oregon (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Oregon (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /

LSU football has a quarterback decision to make during the bye week.

LSU football could be without starting quarterback Myles Brennan for at least another game.

Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron told reporters this week that he’s not sure if Brennan, who is recovering from an abdomen injury he suffered in LSU’s loss against Missouri last month, will be able to play against Alabama on November 14.

(LSU is off this weekend.)

True freshman quarterback TJ Finley made his first career start against South Carolina (the first game after Brennan’s injury) and played well (LSU won that game 52-24).

The following week against Auburn, however, didn’t go as well for Finley. The true freshman was ineffective and was pulled from the game in favor of true freshman Max Johnson. LSU lost 48-11 to Auburn.

Coach O wouldn’t commit to either of his young quarterbacks this week, instead saying that Finley and Johnson will battle it out this week (in the even that Brennan can’t play).

I think it’s fairly obvious what Orgeron should do.

The perfect quarterback play for LSU football against Alabama

Look, I don’t think anyone expects LSU to beat Alabama this season.

The Crimson Tide’s offense might be the best in the nation. And LSU’s defense is….bad.

But even if a loss is inevitable, the Tigers can still accomplish a lot against Alabama.

This is a good chance to get Johnson a start. Finley has started both games since Brennan’s injury, so why not give Johnson a start and see how he operates as “the guy”?

If things quickly go south, then LSU will obviously need to get Finley into the game. But I think this would be a good opportunity to get Johnson some experience. It could come in handy down the road (when depth is needed, or after Brennan moves on from LSU).

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There’s no substitute for experience. If LSU is going to lose to Alabama, the coaches might as well make the most of it.