Myles Brennan is “doubtful” to play at Florida Saturday, according to Ed Orgeron on the SEC coaches teleconference this morning. Brennan’s injury stems from a hit he took when he lowered his shoulder on a run near the goal line early in the game against Missouri. Brennan played through the injury, but has yet to practice this week.
If Brennan can’t go, one of two true freshman will start against the Gators. Max Johnson and TJ Finley are receiving 50-50 reps in practice right now. An LSU starting quarterback hasn’t missed a start due to injury since Zach Mettenberger in the 2014 Outback Bowl. Here you can find what we wrote on Johnson and Finley in the summer.
In addition to Myles Brennan, the likelihood of LSU and Florida even playing on Saturday looks to be in serious doubt. Florida is dealing with 19 positive COVID-19 cases and closed all facilities yesterday.
29 Florida players sidelined by COVID-19 or cautionary quarantine. Two assistant coaches tested positive as well.— Joel Sebastianelli (@JJSebastianelli) October 14, 2020
SEC minimum is 53 scholarship athletes with 7 offensive linemen, 4 defensive linemen, and one quarterback.
Dec. 12 is an open week UF and LSU could reschedule. https://t.co/ifN9jxBadA
Orgeron said it would not be a surprised if the game isn’t played Saturday, and said, “If the best thing for us is not to play, we shouldn’t play.” This is very different from the “we don’t blink” messaging we heard all offseason, so take that for what it’s worth.
From Zach: LEFTY LSU QUARTERBACK LET’S GOOOOOOO