Former LSU running back Jacob Hester has an opinion about how the Tigers will use their quarterbacks in the fall.
Speaking on WJOX 94.5 FM on Thursday, Hester said he envisions LSU using “some kind of a two-quarterback system” throughout the 2018 season. The Tigers are trying to sort out their quarterback situation, with Myles Brennan, Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse all vying for playing time.
Hester, who played for the Tigers from 2004-07, views Brennan as the favorite to be LSU’s starting quarterback. But he wouldn’t be surprised to see another quarterback used periodically this year.
“I definitely think it’s in the conversation now of a true quarterback competition moving forward,” Hester said in the radio appearance. “Everybody kind of wanted to see the thing go from three quarterbacks to two quarterbacks after spring. I just don’t think you’re there yet.
“So I honestly believe that LSU football will use some kind of a two-quarterback system. I don’t think it’s going to be rotating every series like we used to see with Steve Spurrier and Florida. But I think it’s going to be like what you saw LSU do with Matt Flynn and Ryan Perrilloux in 2007. … I think you might see LSU football do that this year.”
That approach worked for LSU in 2007, when the Tigers won a national title under coach Les Miles with a 12-2 record. Sometimes, playing two or more quarterbacks can be harmful for a program. However, LSU coach Ed Orgeron might try the approach as he attempts to spark the Tigers’ offense.
All three quarterback hopefuls starred in LSU’s spring game on Saturday. McMillan completed 14 of 29 passes for 216 yards for 1 touchdown, and Brennan went 11-of-23 passing for 113 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Narcisse completed 6 of 13 passes for 205 yards with 1 touchdown.
Click below to listen to the full interview featuring Hester:
— WJOX 94.5 FM (@WJOX945) April 26, 2018