A hot topic of discussion in the college football world recently has been quarterback Joe Burrow, who has announced his decision to transfer from Ohio State. But where will the former 4-star recruit go?
One rumored destination has been LSU, which has had its share of struggles at quarterback over the past several years. But adding Burrow could quickly add depth to the position for the Tigers.
On Tuesday, during an interview on WJOX 94.5, SEC Network analyst and former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy stated that he would enjoy seeing LSU add Burrow for one reason — the Tigers haven’t had an elite quarterback in quite some time.
“I would love to see LSU with a quarterback in my lifetime,” McElroy said. “Outside of JaMarcus Russell, name a quarterback. I thought [Zach] Mettenberger was really, really good, but they could only do so much with him because he would make some mistakes. I mean, I would love to see Joe Burrow be that guy.”
But why haven’t top quarterback recruits panned out at LSU? McElroy said the biggest hurdle has been finding a QB that can mentally handle the pressure of playing in front of a top fan base that expects great things on a consistent basis.
“The thing about playing quarterback at LSU, and it goes for a lot of positions and a lot spots throughout the southeast, they haven’t exactly been lacking talent there,” McElroy said. “There’s plenty of guys at LSU over the years that could flat out throw it. I mean, how many guys have they recruited at that position that have been 5-star guys that they just couldn’t put it together week in and week out, or they would get a little rattled or they would make bad decisions. It hasn’t been for a lack of talent.”
Perhaps Burrow could change that for the Tigers, if that’s where he decides to transfer.