LSU Football: Ed Orgeron isn’t committing to Myles Brennan as Tigers’ starting QB

The general assumption entering the 2021 season is that redshirt senior Myles Brennan will be LSU football‘s starting quarterback.

Tigers head Ed Orgeron, however, isn’t ready to crown Brennan as the program’s starting quarterback.

“It’s going to be a great quarterback race,” said Orgeron on Tuesday during an interview on 104.5 in Baton Rouge. “I can’t wait to see it. We have great quarterbacks back there, better than we ever had (as a group).”

It certainly sounds as though Coach O is anticipating an intense quarterback battle this spring.

Myles Brennan will still most likely be LSU football’s starting quarterback

I know Orgeron is talking like he doesn’t know who the Tigers’ starting quarterback will be in 2021, but I’d say there’s a pretty good chance it will be Brennan.

But Orgeron, like most college football coaches, isn’t about to commit to a quarterback in February.

Competition breeds success. And that’s likely what Orgeron is trying to accomplish with his comments on Tuesday.

Brennan, however, is clearly the best option for LSU in 2021. He has the most experience and he was off to an incredible start in 2020 before an abdomen injury cost him most of the season.

True freshmen Max Johnson and TJ Finley played admirably in Brennan’s absence. And both quarterbacks have a bright future.

But it was Brennan that was the best quarterback on LSU’s roster last season. Brennan led the Tigers in passing yards, completion percentage, touchdowns, and passer rating, despite playing in only three games.

Barring any sort of injury, I’d be shocked if Brennan isn’t LSU’s starting quarterback in September. And I think Coach O feels the same — even if he won’t say it publicly.