Could Lowell Narcisse pass up Myles Brennan as LSU quarterback?
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Question of the Day: Tuesday, Dec. 5
As a fan, you’re probably well aware that LSU is in need of a new quarterback after senior Danny Etling takes his final snaps at the Citrus Bowl. But who will it be?
That brings us to a question from Eugene Cummings.
Lowell is Lowell Narcisse, who redshirted this season as he fully recovered from a torn ACL from his senior year in high school. Myles, of course, is Myles Brennan, Etling’s current backup and the heir apparent to be the next LSU starter.
But just because Brennan is ahead at the moment doesn’t mean he will be in the same position at the start of the 2018 season. There will be an honest-to-goodness, compelling quarterback competition this spring, and I fully expect it to carry all the way into August camp.
One interesting element to the quarterback competition is the rest of LSU’s returning personnel. Assuming Derrius Guice enters the NFL draft, Nick Brossette is the most experienced running back on the team with 46 career carries in three years. Behind him, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and a host of unproven backs. So it’s possible the Tigers will elect to enhance their ability to run the ball by opting for the more mobile quarterback.
It’s also important to note that Narcisse isn’t strictly a “running” quarterback. He has an absolute cannon of an arm. The one thing it was clear he had to work on this spring was developing a bit more touch on shorter throws.
Even if Narcisse does not beat Brennan as the outright starter, I’d be stunned if there was not a package for him in the offense. Even this season, we saw a very random play with Justin McMillan inserted for a quarterback run. It was only one play, and it didn’t work, but you know Matt Canada has a lot more of where that came from somewhere in his playbook.
One way or the other, I expect to see Lowell Narcisse on the field at LSU next season.
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