BATON ROUGE — When Joe Burrow transferred from Ohio State last season there were a lot questions about his abilities, the LSU offense and the overall potential for the Tigers. Now as a senior, the expectations are sky high for number 9 and the offense, and Burrow is looking to block out the noise.
“Everything that you guys write. We try not to read it. We see it, but we knew we were going to be pretty good last year. We were unranked last year. So I mean preseason polls don’t really mean much. It’s just a little number on the screen. When you playing on ESPN.”
LSU was ranked number 6 in this week’s AP poll it’s their highest preseason ranking since 2016.
Much of the speculation is built on the success Burrow saw in his first season at LSU. He threw for 2,894 yards, completing 58 percent of his passes for 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. All signs point to a better year coming for the senior in 2019.
"He’s great. He shows me everyday as an SEC quarterback one of the best in the nation," said safety Grant Delpit. "It’s kinda aggravating. I don’t get a lot of picks”
“I feel like a seasoned vet out there," added Burrow. "Getting ready to play the game, I’m excited to be going. I think we all made each other better. We have a lot of guys coming back so our camaraderie is really really good right now.”