LSU May Not Make QB Decision Until Fall Camp

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Who will be LSU’s next starting quarterback? Well, it appears that not even LSU knows.

According to Tigers coach Ed Orgeron, the battle for the most important spot on the field remains very much up in the air. Perhaps that is why Orgeron made sure to get a good look at all four scholarship QBs — Myles Brennan, Max Johnson, TJ Finley and Garrett Nussmeier — during last weekend’s scrimmage.

And right now, there don’t appear to be any easy answers.

“They struggled a little bit. It was a tough day,” Orgeron said on 104.5 ESPN’s Off the Bench. “We had a couple of picks, and the defense did a good job. The defense, for the most part, won out. The offense did a good job in the red zone. They came back and had two touchdowns in the red zone.

“I think it was probably even throughout the quarterbacks. Again, this is a race all the way up until the end of camp.”

Spring practice concludes with the annual spring game Saturday. Perhaps LSU will have a better idea of who the starting QB will be by the end. If not, it won’t be for lack of opportunity.

“We will give everyone equal reps with the first-team, even Garrett,” Orgeron said. “He will get a shot with the first-team. (Offensive coordinator Jake Peetz) is going to do a good job of rotating those guys. We will give them equal reps with first- and second-team.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side,


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  1. Excuse me while I whip out my Max Johnson. Brendan has a gun and is mature, but he is breakable. Max will start and next year, Nussmeier will threaten heavily to steal the job. LSU has all the good problems at QB-1, a departure from centuries past

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