Football season is fast approaching, so Ed Orgeron has been a busy man making the media rounds. The LSU coach recently made a prediction on who he believes will be under center for the Tigers.
According to The Advocate reporter Ross Dellenger, Orgeron anticipates redshirt senior Danny Etling will take the reigns as LSU’s starting quarterback.
Orgeron informed the crowd at LSU’s Rotary Club of his expectations.
Ed Orgeron addressing the Rotary Club on #LSU's QB situation: "I really feel like at the end it will be Danny (Etling)."
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) July 26, 2017
Not exactly surprising news but it does express a full vote of confidence.
Etling is the lone LSU quarterback with college experience and he amassed 2,123 yards with a 59.5 completion percentage 11 touchdowns and 5 INT last season.
Etling is working his way into form from back surgery which is supposed to have alleviated a nagging injury that affected him last season. However, his teammates are raving the quarterback is playing better than ever.
Justin McMillan, Lindsey Scott Jr., Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan are the other quarterbacks on LSU’s roster. McMillan, who has performed the best out of the reserve group, is expected to be Etling’s definitive backup.
LSU kicks off the season on Sept. 2 vs. BYU at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX.