Danny Etling is LSU’s starting quarterback entering the start of the season. Coach Ed Orgeron hopes that remains the case at season’s end.
While appearing on The Paul Finebaum Show on Monday, Orgeron expressed his confidence in Etling to lead the Tigers’ offense, which has installed a new system under first-year offensive coordinator Matt Canada.
“We like Danny, Danny’s a competitor. He thrives in the competition,” Orgeron said. “Hopefully Danny’s our quarterback throughout the season.”
However, Orgeron also acknowledged that freshman Myles Brennan is “a very talented young man,” who he hopes to get some playing time this season. But if Etling performs well, it may make it more difficult for Orgeron to do so.
“We’re going to be very patient, we believe in Danny,” Orgeron said. “Our offense is going to make mistakes, we understand that.”
Orgeron said he will rely on Canada to tell him if a change needs to be made at quarterback at some point during the season.
“Hopefully we won’t get to that, but if we have to, we will,” Orgeron said.
Orgeron’s conversation with Finebaum came after he held a press conference earlier in the day to address various topics, including where his team’s opener will be played now that Houston is no longer an option.
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