LSU Football: Ed Orgeron’s latest comments on starting QB battle

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LSU football head coach Ed Orgeron has a big decision to make this fall.

Coach O has to decide who will start at quarterback for the Tigers.

Will it be redshirt senior Myles Brennan? Or will it be sophomore Max Johnson?

It’s undoubtedly a tough decision. But fortunately for Orgeron and the Tigers, it sounds like either quarterback would be a terrific option.

Ed Orgeron’s latest comments on LSU football’s starting QB battle

Orgeron spoke at the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on Wednesday and he had plenty to say about LSU’s starting quarterback battle.

And what he had to say should be very encouraging for Tigers fans.

Coach O believes that Brennan and Johnson are both championship-caliber quarterbacks (and he thinks true freshman Garrett Nussmeier will be as well).

“I really believe we have two championship quarterbacks, three possibly with Garrett when he gets a little older,” said Orgeron (via “Max Johnson and Myles Brennan, it’s a toss up.”

As far as when a starter will be named?

Well, that probably won’t happen for another month.

“It’s going to go all the way down to the wire, probably one week before we play UCLA,” explained Orgeron.

This is likely a situation where Orgeron will let the team make the decision.

That doesn’t mean he’ll ask the team who should start. It means he’ll watch how the team reacts to each quarterback and make his decision based on that.

There are certainly arguments to be made for both quarterbacks. Brennan has the experience, while Johnson has the current two-game winning streak (against Florida and Ole Miss, nonetheless).

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We’ll see how this battle plays out this fall. But it’s clear that Orgeron has two great options.