LSU head coach Ed Orgeron is looking to get freshman Myles Brennan involved as he looks for a spark offensively. On Monday following Saturday’s embarrassing blowout loss to Mississippi State, Orgeron said, “We’re going to give Myles more reps. See if he can play in the next couple of games,” per Ross Dellenger of The Advocate.
Senior Danny Etling isn’t a fantastic passer. He completed less than 60 percent of his attempts last year and is sitting at 58.3 percent this year. He was not sharp at all on the road Saturday, completing just 13-of-29 passes for 137 yards, and through three games he has just one touchdown pass.
Brennan has gotten a couple of chances to play as the first two games of the season were wrapping up. He completed his only attempt in Week 1 but struggled in Week 2, completing just 1-of-4 passes. Though, that’s an awfully small sample size to make any judgments.
This is why Orgeron’s statement about seeing “if he can play in the next couple of games” is so salient. The Tigers have two games against Syracuse and Troy before being tested again against Florida. So Orgeron needs to find out if Brennan might be a better option long term than Etling, who’s been less than impressive going all the way back to his Purdue days.
We’ll be keeping an eye on Brennan the next couple of weeks to see how the former four-star recruit out of St Stanislaus (Bay Saint Louis, MS) performs. If he sparkles, he could very well be the answer the Tigers have been seeking at the quarterback position for the foreseeable future.