At tonight’s post-practice press conference, Ed Orgeron made it official that senior Danny Etling will be LSU’s starting quarterback.
.@Coach_EdOrgeron announced that senior Danny Etling is the Tigers' starting quarterback. pic.twitter.com/LHpVFyH9Xx— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) August 22, 2017
Etling was the resounding favorite to win the competition with freshmen Myles Brennan and Lowell Narcisse and sophomore Justin McMillan, but the youngsters, particularly Brennan, made it a game effort, per Orgeron.
Myles Brennan is "a very close second," according to O— James Moran (@SmartestMoran) August 22, 2017
So he's the backup#LSU
Orgeron on Brennan: "There were things he did beyond my expectations, but he's still a freshman." #LSU— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 22, 2017
O says he wanted to remove any question about the starting QB "for the team"— James Moran (@SmartestMoran) August 22, 2017
All other competitions still "up for grabs." Likes competition
LSU has wrapped up training camp and has begun working on the gameplan for the season opener against BYU next week in Houston. Etling, a transfer from Purdue in 2015, started the final 10 games for LSU last season. He is the team’s fifth different season-opening starter in the last seven seasons. He is also the first senior starter for a season opener since Zach Mettenberger in 2013.