LSU Football: Max Johnson isn’t changing his approach after Myles Brennan’s injury

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LSU Football‘s starting quarterback battle came to an end before the Tigers were able to hit the field for fall practice.

Head coach Ed Orgeron named sophomore Max Johnson as LSU’s starting quarterback this week after redshirt senior Myles Brennan suffered a broken arm that required surgery.

Brennan, who suffered the injury while preparing for a fishing trip, is out “indefinitely” according to Orgeron (there are rumblings that he could return in eight weeks).

The battle between Brennan and Johnson was expected to be close. Orgeron told reporters on Friday that he had no idea who was going to win the battle.

“It was very close and we didn’t know who was going to be the starting quarterback,” said Orgeron on Friday.

Johnson is essentially the leader of the team now with Brennan sidelined.

Does that mean his approach will change?

No way. Not a chance.

LSU football sophomore QB Max Johnson won’t change his approach

Johnson isn’t planning on changing a thing now that he’s LSU’s starting quarterback.

“I am not going to change at all,” said Johnson on Saturday (via 247Sports). “The way I have been is who I am. Learn, compete, and I love football. I love being with these guys and competing every day and getting better, and we are all just trying to pursue our goals, which is to be the best we can be.”

I think this is a great sign that Johnson is the leader that LSU needs.

Fans won’t have to worry about Johnson getting amped up about being “the guy”. They won’t have to worry about him pressing, or trying to do much. He’s the same guy whether or not he’s No.1 on the depth chart or dead last.

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All Johnson know is “work hard”. And that’s what he’s going to do, regardless of being the starter or not.