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LSU Football

No determination about LSU QB position

August 8, 2018

Five practices into preseason camp – including the first in full equipment Wednesday, the LSU quarterback situation is no clearer.

At his post-practice press conference Wednesday night, Orgeron said that there is nothing different to report about the quarterback competition.

“It is too early for any quarterback determination,” Orgeron said. “These guys continue to compete. All four of them have had their good moments.

“Myles Brennan had his best day (Tuesday). Joe Burrow is a confident player, who stays in the pocket and makes all the reads. I don’t see anything changing at the position through next week.”

Either Justin McMillan or Brennan has taken the first rep in drills while members of the media have been at practice. However, no team periods are observed by the media.

According to Orgeron, the defense was dominant during Tuesday practice. Orgeron then said that the offense bounced back Wednesday.

“We have had two very spirited back-to-back practices,” Orgeron said. “We had a number of guys miss practice Wednesday. But, there are no major injuries. It is all camp stuff.”


Here are some other comments made by Orgeron about different positions.


Freshman Ja’Marr Chase and Terrace Marshall were singled out. According to Orgeron, offensive assistant Jerry Sullivan believes Marshall “is getting better.” Stephen Sullivan made catches in the red zone.


With Jamal Pettigrew out with a knee injury, the Tigers are searching for a second in-line tight end. Orgeron admitted that LSU may use an H-Back more than a second tight end. He acknowledged “there is a void at tight end.”


Adrian Magee remains ahead of Austin Deculus at right tackle. Orgeron said, “Adrian Magee is battling. He has a leg up on Austin, who missed spring and now has to catch up.” Orgeron praised the work of right guard Damien Lewis. He said, “I don’t know if we got past Damien one time.” Center Lloyd Cushenberry also drew compliments from Orgeron. He said, “Lloyd is showing some signs. He’s tough.”


Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Chris Curry were identified by Orgeron as backs who stood out. Orgeron said, “Curry can play for us this year. He has speed and tenacity.” He also mentioned that Tory Carter can catch the ball out of the backfield.


Stanford graduate transfer Terrance Alexander is making a move to become the No. 1 nickel back. Orgeron said, “Alexander is showing out well. He plays the ball well.” Orgeron also praised the work of cornerback Kristian Fulton and safety Grant Delpit. Orgeron said that Greedy Williams missed Wednesday’s practice because of a “slight injury.”

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