LSU Football: Ed Orgeron isn’t tipping his hand

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LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron isn’t tipping his hand when it comes to the Tigers’ ongoing quarterback battle.

Coach O is overseeing what has essentially become a two-man battle between sophomore Max Johnson and redshirt senior Myles Brennan.

It’s a two-man battle because quarterback TJ Finley transferred to Auburn earlier this offseason, and true freshman quarterback Garrett Nussmeier isn’t viewed as a viable starting option just yet.

So who will the starter be in 2021?

Orgeron isn’t ready to give any hints.

LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron doesn’t give any hints in Tigers’ QB battle

Coach O spoke to WWL this week and he was asked about the Tigers’ quarterback battle.

And let’s just say that Orgeron didn’t give LSU’s rivals any insight into who his starter will be this fall.

“We in the locker room, we know who the best player is, there ain’t no question, everybody knows. It’s going to work itself out and I’m going to let them play,” said Orgeron.

“I think it’s going to work itself out. I think it’s going to be obvious,” added Coach O. “And obviously, you know, game week going into UCLA, we are going to name our starter, but if we could do it before, we can. It’s all going to be a feel thing.”

I’ll be honest — these comments were kind of confusing (but maybe that’s what Orgeron was going for?).

Does Orgeron already know who the starter will be? Or is this his way of saying that it will be obvious to everyone in LSU’s locker room by the end of fall camp?

Either way, it’s clear that Orgeron has no interest in revealing his starter before the start of the season.

It seems likely that it will remain a mystery until a couple of days before LSU kicks off the 2021 season.

Next. Myles Brennan is all about the chicken fingers. dark

Of course, that’s not a bad move by Coach O. There’s no reason to let UCLA know which quarterback to prepare for this early in the offseason.