NCAA College Football College Football Schedule, News, Tickets, Scores, Players, Blogs, Videos, Links and More
More Fan Site Teams:

Danny Etling is lead candidate for LSU starting QB; Ed Orgeron emphasizes open competition

Danny Etling is lead candidate for LSU starting QB; Ed Orgeron emphasizes open competition
Published On: Tue, Mar 07
Oct 1, 2016; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers interim head coach Ed Orgeron celebrates after he is dunked with a cooler by quarterback Caleb Lewis (8) and wide receiver Stephen Sullivan (10) following a win in his first game against the Missouri Tigers at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Missouri 42-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Ed Orgeron suggested he likely knows the outcome of LSU's spring quarterback competition, but the coach will not simply hand the job to incumbent starter Danny Etling.

Although Orgeron said the fifth-year senior "has had an excellent offseason," he still wants Etling to earn the job over inexperienced reserves Justin McMillan, Lindsey Scott and early enrollee Lowell Narcisse.

"Danny's the leader clearly right now and will probably end up being the leader. We don't know that," said Orgeron, whose team opens spring practice Saturday. "But I wanted to make it open for Justin, for Lindsey, for Lowell, for Myles [Brennan, a 2017 signee who will arrive at LSU in June]. That's what we told them when we recruited them and we wanted to give them a chance."

Etling, a transfer from Purdue, passed the struggling Brandon Harris on the depth chart in Week 2 last season, leading the Tigers to a 7-3 record as a starter by completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 2,123 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

When Harris announced plans to transfer this offseason, that left redshirt sophomore McMillan as the Tigers' only backup with any game experience. McMillan appeared in one game last season, completing his only pass attempt in mop-up duty against FCS opponent Jacksonville State. Scott redshirted last season and quarterbacked the Tigers' scout team, while Narcisse and Brennan were both coveted prospects in LSU's 2017 signing class.

Read the complete news article here...


More Featured News

Looking at Alabama's No. 2-ranked 2019 class - 247Sports
Published On: Sun, Dec 24
247SportsLooking at Alabama's No. 2-ranked 2019 class247SportsAlabama is closing in on the top-ranked recruiting class in 2019. Here's a look each current commitment. Hank South - Dec 24, 1...
The 'Golden Rules' Nick Saban Teaches Every Alabama Defensive Back
Published On: Thu, Dec 21
Alabama is back in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year. One reason the Crimson Tide continually compete for National Champ...
Just your casual Alabama offensive meeting room concert, with Tide freshman QB Tua Tagovailoa and his ukulele
Published On: Thu, Dec 21
What offensive meeting isn't complete without a ukulele concert from a star quarterback? On Friday, Tide offensive coordinator/receivers coach Mike Locksley posted a video of true freshman qua...
College football: Alabama LB out indefinitely
Published On: Wed, Dec 20
Alabama coach Nick Saban said freshman inside linebacker Dylan Moses is out indefinitely with a foot injury suffered Monday. Moses has 30 tackles and 5.5 stops behind the line. Kill retires Longtim...
ALABAMA NOTEBOOK: Players happy to have Pruitt back
Published On: Wed, Dec 20
"It's a little different, but it's also exciting, man. I'm just so excited for him, the fact that he has this opportunity to be a head coach for a great program,” Alabama...
ALABAMA FOOTBALL: Tide class still unsettled
Published On: Wed, Dec 20
A stressed, yet somehow strangely relieved Nick Saban stepped to the podium following Wednesday's postseason practice and did his best to assess the 15 new members of his team. Following the c...
Consumed by Clemson loss, Alabama takes aim at Tigers in CFP rematch
Published On: Tue, Dec 19
As a freshman, Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts perfected the art of hiding his emotions. Last season, he led the Crimson Tide to 13 straight wins as a starter and was named SEC Offensive Player wit...
Newly injured Alabama five-star LB could miss College Football Playoff
Published On: Tue, Dec 19
No. 4 Alabama was decimated by injuries at linebacker during the final month of the season and that bug is still biting the Crimson Tide as it prepares for the Sugar Bowl national semifinal against...
Alabama LB Dylan Moses out indefinitely with foot injury
Published On: Tue, Dec 19
Alabama has been hampered by injuries at linebacker all season long.
Consumed by Clemson loss, Alabama takes aim at Tigers in CFP rematch - ESPN
Published On: Tue, Dec 19
ESPNConsumed by Clemson loss, Alabama takes aim at Tigers in CFP rematchESPNIt wasn't about keeping a grudge, Hurts explained, but rather a reminder to stay humble and motivated. "It's...
Jerseys Hats Shirts Sweatshirts