BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU head Football Coach Ed Orgeron spoke with Louisiana media Monday about his team’s bye week and the upcoming matchup with the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Orgeron says the Florida postponement turned out to be a good thing for the LSU Tigers, saying that the players “needed the time off.”
The biggest news coming out of Baton Rouge Monday was the health of Quarterback Myles Brennan.
Orgeron said that had the LSU Tigers played Florida over the weekend, Brennan would not have played.
Orgeron elaborated saying that Brennan is still recovering from a lower-body injury and remains “questionable” for the Tigers’ game Saturday against South Carolina.
Right now, it looks like either Freshman Quarterback Max Johnson or T.J. Finley will be starting under center.
Orgeron added that both Johnson and Finley could see time in the game, but “whoever has the best week is going to start.”
Orgeron says that he will let both quarterbacks know who will be the starter later in the week, possibly Friday morning.
Other notes from Ed Orgeron’s press conference Monday:
- Spent the week simplifying the defense and situational football on offense.
- South Carolina is riding a 2-game winning streak and is coming off of a 30-22 upset win over the Auburn Tigers.
- South Carolina’s Jaycee Horn is coming off of a career day Saturday, will most likely match up with Terrace Marshall Jr.
- Orgeron says that freshman Quarterback Max Johnson is a better scrambler than fellow freshman T.J. Finley, but Finley has shown the ability to scramble out of the pocket if necessary.
- Orgeron says that his team will need to play with a lot of energy Saturday, adding “we should be well-rested.”