LSU Football: Ed Orgeron quote should excite Tigers fans

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) /

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron said something on Tuesday that should get Tigers fans excited for the upcoming 2021 season.

Orgeron, who was speaking with 104.5 ESPN in Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning, couldn’t hold back his excitement while discussing LSU’s quarterbacks.

In fact, Coach O thinks it’s the best quarterback room he’s ever had in Baton Rouge.

“This is the best quarterback room at LSU since I’ve been here,” said Orgeron (via Brooks Kubena).

LSU football has unreal quarterback talent

Who starts at quarterback for the Tigers this fall?

That’s a question that’s going to be asked a lot until Coach O names a starter.

But fortunately for LSU, there doesn’t appear to be a wrong answer.

Redshirt senior Myles Brennan is the most experienced quarterback on the roster. And Orgeron told reporters that Brennan had the best practice of all the LSU quarterbacks last Thursday.

For now, I’d lean toward Brennan being the starter this fall.

Sophomore Max Johnson, however, will push hard for the starting job. Johnson led the Tigers to two straight wins to finish the 2020 season, which allowed LSU to finish with a respectable 5-5 record. Sophomore TJ Finley also played well last year in place of the injured Brennan.

And let’s not forget about true freshman Garrett Nussmeier.

I don’t think Nussmeier will be LSU’s starter when the season opens on September 4 against UCLA. But I wouldn’t be surprised if Nussmeier sees significant action this season. The former four-star recruit might be the most talented quarterback on the roster. And he’s not content simply being a backup as a true freshman. Nussmeier is practicing like he expects to win the starting job this fall.

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The Tigers are in a great spot when it comes to quarterbacks. And the competition this spring/fall is only going to make LSU’s quarterbacks better. Iron sharpens iron.

It’s going to be fun seeing what offensive coordinator Jake Peetz and passing game coordinator DJ Mangas can do with the ridiculous quarterback talent they’re inheriting in their first season leading LSU’s offense.