All eyes were on junior quarterback Joe Burrow during LSU’s first day of fall practice.
However, the quarterback all LSU fans hope to end the inconsistency at position start with the fourth team on Saturday according to coach Ed Orgeron, but he later mentioned that all the quarterbacks will continue to rotate with the first team throughout camp.
“[Burrow] made some good decisions,” Orgeron said. “Justin [McMillan] looked really good, made some plays with his feet. I thought Lowell [Narcisse] threw the ball better [Saturday]. I thought Myles Brennan probably had his best day since we’ve been having this competition.”
One of quarterbacks’ targets in freshman receiver Jamar Chase was again mentioned by Orgeron who said Chase looked like a junior physically while speaking to the media on Friday.
“The name keeps on coming up,” Orgeron said. “He ended the team period [Saturday] on a long pass on a touchdown. [Passing game coordinator] Jerry Sullivan is really pleased with him and the young receivers.”
Moreau chosen as No. 18
A senior and New Orleans native, Foster Moreau was chosen to wear No. 18 for the Tigers in 2018.
The tight end was the final member of LSU’s 2015 class and was used primarily as an extra inline blocker and special teamer his first two years before becoming a reliable target for quarterback Danny Etling in 2017.
Moreau finished his junior season tied for the team-high in receiving touchdowns with three to go along with 278 yards on 24 receptions.
“He’s a leader,” Orgeron said. “He’s one of the toughest guys on the football team. “I think he has more snaps than anybody on offense.
“He was shocked he got it. The team gave him a standing ovation, very deserving.”
Other players under consideration for honorary number were senior offensive lineman Garrett Brumfield, senior running back Nick Brossette, junior defensive end Rashard Lawrence and junior linebacker Devin White.
“Overall, thought it was a good day,” Orgeron said. “Looking forward to getting out [Sunday] and taking the next step.”
Stats and injuries
Cole Tracy 5-for-5 on field goals with a long of 42
On Friday, freshman tackle Cameron Wire was mentioned as a player who was not going to be ready to practice but ended up taking part on the first day. It’s unclear if Wire will continue to practice with the team once they get into pads.
Senior safety Ed Paris (knee injury last season) and sophomore safety Grant Delpit (broken collarbone in spring game) both practiced on Saturday.
Ed Orgeron addresses the media following LSU’s first fall practicePosted by LSU Tigers on NOLA.com on Saturday, August 4, 2018