The LSU Tigers got off to a fast start against poor competition. You don’t have a ton of control over who you play your softball games against to open the season, but it’s important that you dominate them if you want people to believe you’re a dominant team.
The Tigers did that, and LSU quarterback Danny Etling was doing everything you could possibly ask a quarterback to do. His completion percentage was at 71-percent, and his yards-per-attempt rate was nearly at 13.
Them came a 37-7 blowout loss at the hands of their first quality opponent, Mississippi State.
The loss doesn’t have Tigers coach Ed Orgeron ready to pull Etling altogether, but it does appear to have him taking a closer look at freshman quarterback Myles Brennan. In light of Etling’s 44.8-percent completion percentage against the Bulldogs, coach Orgeron said he’d “give Myles more reps this week”.
Via SaturdayDownSouth.com, Orgeron was candid in regards to Etling’s performance.
“I think it falls on the quarterback,” Orgeron said. “There were some things that we could have done better as far as maybe give the speed sweep, as far as run the ball, counting people in the box, throwing the ball, where to go with the ball. We weren’t as sharp as we wanted to be, so we’ve got to work on those things in practice.”
Etling was considered an unexciting choice by the coaching staff when he was named as the starting quarterback prior to the start of the season. With a blue-chip prospect in Myles Brennan waiting in the wings, fans are anxious to see what the youngster can do. This is coach Orgeron’s first season as head football coach with the “interim” tagged onto his title. It’ll be interesting to see if he rides with Etling, or gives into the pressure and hands the keys over to Brennan.