Joe Burrow To Transfer To LSU, What It All Means

Joe Burrow To Transfer To LSU, What It All Means

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Joe Burrow To Transfer To LSU, What It All Means

 


The pick is in. Joe Burrow has selected LSU to continue his football career. We take a look at what may lie ahead for the graduate transfer in the purple and gold.


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Joe Burrow To Transfer To LSU, What It All Means

LSU it is. Burrow picked the Tigers over Luke Fickell and the Cincinnati Bearcats. I’m not sure which choice would have been better.

LSU obviously plays in a power five conference which will give him more national exposure, but the Tigers have always been a run first team. Maybe a little familiarity with a former Ohio State assistant coach would have given him more opportunity to show what he can do.

Let’s take a look at what Burrow will be walking into at LSU. First, he has to head into camp as the front runner to replace the departed Danny Etling. Sophomore Myles Brennan would have the next most experience on the Tigers roster completing 14 of 24 passes for 184 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions over the course of six games.

I doubt Burrow would transfer to a team where he didn’t feel very confident in earning a starting spot, and I fully expect him to win the job without much stress.

What about the skill positions that will surround him? As I stated earlier, LSU historically leans run heavy. However, the Tigers haven’t had a QB this talented in quite some time. Pair that with the loss of RBs Darrius Guice and Darrel Williams who combined for over 2000 yards rushing and 20 touchdowns on the ground, and Coach O may be more inclined to let it fly.

But… it gets a little dicey here again. LSU’s top two receivers are gone as well in D.J. Chark and Russell Gage. Chark totaled 40 catches for 874 yards, while Gage added in 21 receptions for 285 yards. Burrow will have a pretty solid tight end returning in Foster Moreau, who caught 24 passes for 278 yards and three touchdowns.

It doesn’t seem like Joe will have a lot to work with but maybe it’s because LSU has had subpar QB play. On the same token, Tiger fans shouldn’t go crazy just yet as Burrow hasn’t played many significant snaps either.

I’d love to see LSU play well and make to the CFP and possibly play Ohio State. Maybe Nick Bosa can see into the future and will get that opportunity to sack his former teammate. But I don’t see it… looking at their schedule, I have them going 7-5.

Good Luck Joe (I think you’re going to need it with this team) and all the best!

 

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