Sound Off: Danny Etling named starting LSU quarterback

BATON ROUGE, La. — In this week’s edition of “Sound Off,” SEC Country beat writers Nick Suss and Alex Hickey discuss the biggest stories surrounding the LSU football team this week, including head coach Ed Orgeron’s announcement Tuesday night that Danny Etling will be the team’s starting quarterback.

We begin by breaking down Orgeron’s choice to name fifth-year senior quarterback Danny Etling as the starter over true freshmen Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse, a drawn-out decision that took three weeks of camp to iron out. That is followed by a chat about which position groups are still engaged in competitions, ranging from the defensive backfield to right guard and outside linebacker. Finally, they analyze the outside linebacker competition and how the team plans to work around the rehab of injured star Arden Key early in the year.
Here are some time stamps to help you navigate the video:
  • 0:27: Orgeron named Etling as his starting quarterback. What was it about what Etling has done since coming back from his offseason surgery that made him the choice? What does this mean for the future of true freshmen Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse as they prepare to back him up? How much will they get to play? How quickly will Coach O be willing to make a switch if he needs to?
  • 4:45: LSU’s other position battles, including discussions about the competition between Grant Delpit and Ed Paris at safety; Kary Vincent Jr. and Xavier Lewis at nickelback; Lloyd Cushenberry, Ed Ingram and Saahdiq Charles at right guard; and K’Lavon Chaisson and Ray Thornton at outside edge rusher.
  • 7:45: Arden Key is still rehabbing from his offseason shoulder surgery. When might he be back? What will LSU have to do if Key isn’t able to play in the season opener against BYU?

Check back with SEC Country all season for everything you need to know about LSU football, including weekly videos from Nick and Alex breaking down the biggest Tigers stories of the year.

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