Former Ohio State Quarterback Joe Burrow Still In Hotly Contested QB Race At LSU

Former Ohio State Quarterback Joe Burrow Still In Hotly Contested QB Race At LSU

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Former Ohio State Quarterback Joe Burrow Still In Hotly Contested QB Race At LSU


Remember when Joe Burrow made the announcement to transfer from Ohio State to LSU. If you’ve lost site of it, we’re here to inform you that not much has changed since he made his way to Baton Rouge.


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UPDATE: It was announced today that Burrow will start against the Miami Hurricanes Sunday night.

Joe Burrow was embattled in a hotly contested quarterback race with Dwayne Haskins and Tate Martell for much of the spring in Columbus. C’mon, I know you remember.

Then, after not winning the job outright — though being right in the mix — Burrow decided to transfer to LSU for a chance at being the guy there. He no doubt saw the writing on the wall that Haskins was going to be the guy in Columbus with him buried then on the depth chart.

Burrow was Mr. Football in the state of Ohio in high school and threw for a slew of yards, showing promise as a dual-threat option no matter where he decided to be. In fact, he was the No. 8 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2014 according to 247Sports.

But if he thought things were going to be different in a new location, it doesn’t appear as though that’s necessarily the case. Early on there were reports of Burrow being the odds on favorite to start for the Bayou Tigers, but as of late, the coaching staff still doesn’t know whether the starter will be the junior graduate transfer Burrow, or 6-5, 183 lb. sophomore Myles Brennan.

Burrow is the more agile of the two, and can make plays with his arms or legs at times, but Brennan stands tall in the pocket and is the more prototypical pro-style QB. And so far, one week until the season, things are too close to call.

Out of the Scarlet and Gray frying pan and into the Purple and Gold fire. Head coach Ed Orgeron has stated lately that “it’s so close, we can go either way.”

Let’s hope for Burrow’s sake that he does find a way to get the starting nod, otherwise his decision to leave Ohio State might be one of regret. As always though, Buckeye Nation will be rooting for him.

Sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same. Geaux Burrow!

 

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