It’s funny to think that Myles Brennan could have been LSU’s starting quarterback two years ago had it not been for the arrival of Ohio State graduate transfer Joe Burrow. Two years later, the St. Stanislaus alum is following in the footsteps of perhaps the best individual season in college football history.
Maybe even the best season for any team in college football history taking into account Burrow’s Heisman trophy and LSU’s undefeated run to a national championship.
But Brennan is no stranger to filling big shoes, breaking all of Dylan Favre’s passing records during his time at SSC on his way to becoming Mississippi’s all-time leading passer.
Ever since then, Brennan has put on about 45 pounds and even got to learn from Burrow for two years so whatever pressure everyone thinks he should feel he doesn’t. “It doesn’t change anything for me. Joe came in here and he did his thing and what he did was great and it’s my turn now to do my thing and write my own story. So I learned a lot from Joe and I took things that he did well and I use them to better myself. But the past is the past, and I’m looking forward to being able to play this season and on Saturday.”
LSU Head Football Coach Ed Orgeron said, “The only thing that we don’t know – and I do believe that he’s going to do a very well – is how he’s going to do in the fire. And the only way to know that is put him in the fire. I trust Myles. He’s become a team leader. Short passing game is his strength. The deep ball is something that he is very good at. But I think that takes time for him and his receivers to get the timing down, and hopefully they can improve on that throughout the year.”
LSU and Mississippi State kick off the 2020 SEC season from Death Valley in Baton Rouge at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.