LSU football received some good news on Thursday when quarterback Myles Brennan announced that he’s returning to Baton Rouge for his final season of eligibility.
Brennan had entered the NCAA transfer portal in early November.
In December, sophomore quarterback Max Johnson entered the transfer portal after leading LSU to a win against Texas A&M (on Friday, Johnson announced that he’s transferring Texas A&M).
With Brennan and Johnson in the portal, it left LSU with only one scholarship quarterback on the roster — true freshman Garrett Nussmeier.
The plan this season has been to redshirt Nussmeier. If he plays in the bowl game, though, he could possibly lose an entire year of eligibility.
Will Myles Brennan play in LSU football’s bowl game?
When Brennan announced that he’s returning to LSU, my first thought was that it solved the Tigers’ bowl-game quarterback problem.
Start Brennan, sit Nussmeier. Easy enough, right?
Brennan said after his announcement that he won’t be playing in the Tigers’ Texax Bowl matchup against Kansas State.
Brennan said because he hasn’t practiced or played in months that he simply won’t be ready to play in the bowl game.
That brings us back to Nusmeier.
Tigers interim head coach Brad Davis said earlier this week that LSU is trying to find a way to play Nussmeier in the bowl game while preserving his redshirt.
However, if that’s not possible (it’s the NCAA so who knows), then LSU won’t burn Nussmeier’s redshirt.
According to Davis, the Tigers have “contingencies” in place if Nussmeier can’t play.
In other words, expect a lot of hand-offs.