Ed Orgeron says LSU soccer has two “championship quarterbacks” throughout Tiger’s eye-bounce-back season
HOOVER, Ala. – LSU football coach Ed Orgeron hasn’t made a choice between Myles Brennan or Max Johnson, but said he believes in both players and sees them as “championship quarterbacks.”
Brennan, a senior, started LSU’s first three games last season, throwing for 1,112 yards and 11 touchdowns before an abdominal injury knocked him out for the remainder of the year. In March, Brennan said he felt 100 percent healthy again.
Johnson, a freshman and son of former NFL quarterback Brad Johnson, didn’t play meaningful snaps until later in the year and appeared in his first game against Auburn on Halloween.
However, Johnson started LSU’s final three games against Alabama, Florida and Ole Miss, leading the Tigers to a 2-1 record while throwing for six touchdowns and one interception.
“Whoever wins will do a great job at LSU,” Orgeron said on Monday. “It’s going to be a huge fight and we’ll see what happens.”
Regardless of who wins the starting job, Orgeron does his best to suppress unreasonable expectations.
While LSU is reverting to the same style of attack that helped it win the 2019 national championship and using Joe Brady disciple Jake Peetz as its offensive coordinator, Orgeron said he doesn’t think that means anyone at the quarterback is looking for one another Joe Burrow should look for.
In 2019, Burrow transformed from a relatively unknown into the Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 overall standings, setting the SEC record for touchdowns in the process.
Whether it’s Brennan, Johnson, or another college football quarterback, Orgeron simply said, “I don’t know if we’ll see another Joe Burrow.”
“Whether Max, Myles or Garrett [Nussmeier] can run it like Joe, I don’t expect that, “he said.” But I want to see the same kind of games, I want to see the same kind of adaptations that have worked so well for us. “
LSU, which set a 5-5 record last year, is slated to open the season at UCLA on September 4th.