LSU Football: Myles Brennan will practice, but that doesn’t mean he should play

LSU Football quarterback Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
LSU Football quarterback Myles Brennan (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan will practice this week.

LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan, a redshirt junior, has missed the Tigers last two games due to an abdomen injury he suffered against Missouri last month.

True freshman TJ Finley started the last two games in place of Brennan. Finley looked good in a win against South Carolina, but he was pulled from LSU’s loss to Auburn last weekend in favor of true freshman Max Johnson.

It’s pretty clear after the Auburn loss that Brennan is the Tigers’ best option at quarterback (I think it was obvious all along, despite Finley’s strong play against South Carolina).

With an off weekend on the schedule this week, it’s a perfect opportunity to get Brennan healthy in time for Alabama.

But would that be the best move?

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Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron said on the weekly SEC coaches teleconference on Wednesday that Brennan will return to practice this week, though that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to be ready to play against Alabama on November 14.

“We’re gonna give him some reps, see how he does and then we’re gonna take it day by day but today will be the first day he actually practices with the team,” said Orgeron (via 247Sports).

“He’s not gonna take every rep but we’ll see how far he can go,” added Coach O.

I don’t think there’s any benefit in rushing Brennan back. He’s obviously LSU’s best option, but he shouldn’t play until he’s 100 percent. Abdomen injuries can linger. It’s doubtful that LSU beats Alabama even with a healthy Brennan.

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The right move is to get Brennan some practice reps so he stays sharp. And then start one of the two true freshmen against Alabama.