LSU Football: Ed Orgeron gives timeline on QB battle

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LSU football‘s spring practice concluded on Saturday with the program’s annual spring game.

The Tigers have had a great spring. A bolt of energy was injected into the program via a new-look coaching staff that features more youth than the previous coaching staff.

There’s a lot of optimism that LSU will get back on track in 2021 and look more like the program that dominated college football in 2019, instead of the program that struggled to get going in 2020.

One of the reasons there’s a lot of optimism is because of the Tigers’ stacked quarterback room.

LSU has four quality quarterback options that could start and be successful.

But only one of those quarterbacks can be “the guy”. And it’s up to Coach O to figure out who that quarterback will be.

Ed Orgeron has to name a starting quarterback for LSU football sooner than later

The Tigers ended spring practice without a clear starting quarterback.

In fact, there’s really no order of the quarterbacks at all. LSU has four guys and they’re all even at this point.

“I thought what you saw out there today is what we’ve seen in spring ball,” said Orgeron on Saturday while discussing LSU’s quarterback situation (via Rivals). “We come off the field and one day Garrett can be the best quarterback then the next day is TJ then the next day was Myles then the next day was Max.”

Coach O knows, however, that he’s going to have to name LSU’s top two quarterbacks when fall camp gets underway.

“I think when we come back to camp we’re going to have to designate a certain amount of reps for those guys and give the first and second guy more reps,” explained Orgeron. “I think that’s going to be a process during camp.”

“I don’t know what part of camp it’s going to happen, but we’re going to have to give the first and second guys more reps to see who’s going to be the starter,” added Coach O.

It’s obviously going to be a tough decision for Orgeron and the offensive staff. But it’s a decision that has to be made fairly early during fall camp.

The offensive players need to know who the leader of the offense is going to be, in order to build the strong chemistry required to compete in the SEC.

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Orgeron, of course, knows that. And that’s why he’s already determined a soft timeline on when he’ll name the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart.