BATON ROUGE — A day after LSU quarterback Joe Burrow was absent from practice during the media viewing portion on Friday, head coach Ed Orgeron said Saturday the senior signal caller is dealing with a minor injury and did not participate in the scrimmage. Redshirt sophomore Myles Brennan took the reps as the starter, going 8-of-13, Orgeron said.https://247sports.com/college/lsu/Article/Joe-Burrow-Ed-Orgeron-LSU-Tigers-injury-update-college-football-quarterback-scrimmage-134347736/
“Minor camp injury,” Orgeron told reporters after the scrimmage in Tiger Stadium. “He was held out as a precaution. He should be back with us sometime next week. We’re not the same team without Joe in there. We’re not there yet. The offense had been having a tremendous week with Joe in there. Without Joe in there, they’re not the same.”
I don’t care who your starting QB is, if he’s on the injury report its devastating news. There are only so many snaps in a practice and your number one guy is going to get as many as he needs, which often times leaves the backup behind on reps. Thankfully for Tiger fans Joe Burrow is expected to be back next week, and that its very early in camp still. The concern of an injury looming should be low. Last year behind a shaky O-line Joe really showed his toughness, so not participating in the scrimmage may have been precautionary. But on the off chance that Joe Burrows injury does loom, it could spell trouble for the Tigers.
Coach Ed Orgeron is committed to running a very advanced, RPO style offense this year. And this will mesh perfectly with Joe Burrow. Joe is a big 6’4” 215 pound QB that is pretty good with his legs. He can extend plays and take hits, which is exactly what he’ll have to do if the Tigers want to win this year.
Myles Brennan is the backup filling in for the time being. He is more of a pocket passer then Burrow. He has a lot of arm talent but would not fit the RPO style very well. Brennan was a 4 star QB out of high school and was highly recruited. He’s made appearences in 7 game sin his career in Baton Rouge.
Last year Joe Burrow showed his athleticism and good deep ball. And by the looks of camp so far, the deep ball is just getting better.
If Burrow can stay healthy this year and take a step forward in his improvement as an all around passer, the LSU Tigers could really make a run for the playoffs.