Coach Orgeron leaves QB battle open

Posted at 9:27 PM, Jul 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 17:30:32-04

ATLANTA (AP) —  LSU coach Ed Orgeron is looking for a starting quarterback. He has kept open the option of allowing the competition to carry into the season.

Ohio State graduate transfer Joe Burrow will compete with junior Justin McMillan, sophomore Myles Brennan and redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse for the starting job. Burrow has two years of eligibility remaining.

Orgeron said Monday at the SEC’s annual media gathering that he hopes there is a decisive winner in the QB competition before the Tigers’ season opener Sept. 2 against Miami.

"We don’t want to do this but we could play two quarterbacks if we don’t see a clear-cut starter," Orgeron said of the opening game.

"I want this to be a clear-cut decision. I want our team to see it and I want our coaches to see it in camp."

It will be an especially important preseason practice with new offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger installing a spread attack.

"I have complete confidence in the way he’s going to lead this offense," Orgeron said.