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If Brennan can't go, LSU will turn to two freshman

Brennan injured at Mizzou
Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 20:21:34-04

Ed Orgeron tried calming concerns over his backup quarterbacks Monday, " I believe both of those guys have NFL talent," but without Myles Brennan it could be an uphill battle for LSU's offense.

Brennan has quietly had an incredible start to his season, throwing for 1,112 yards, 11 touchdowns and just three interceptions. That's flown well below the radar with the team's 1-2 start.

Brennan suffered a core injury during the Missouri game. LSU classified him as questionable last Saturday, though Ed Orgeron was hopeful before the game was ultimately canceled. Orgeron was less optimistic about this week on Monday.

"He's questionable," Orgeron said. "Taking a little bit more time for him to heal. He's going to be questionable for the game."

If Brennan can't go against South Carolina, the Tigers will turn to two true freshman, Max Johnson and T.J. Finley.

Johnson is the son of Brad Johnson, who won a Super Bowl with the Bucs, and was a four-star recruit according to 247 Sports. Finley, a 6-foot-6-inch pocket passer who played at Ponchatoula high school, is graded as a three-star recruit. The two have no experience and raised questions to why LSU to add a experienced transfer. Orgeron, however, says he's confident in the two and will give them each a chance if Brennan can't go.

"We're going to tell them whoever has the best week is going to start. I plan on giving them both a chance during the game, either one starts, I want to see what they can do, he said. "The only way to do it is in live action."

"I'm telling you, these two young quarterbacks are great players. I'm anxious to see what they can do."

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