LSU head coach Brian Kelly ready to announce QB

LSU has held a quarterback competitors all through the offseason, however do not count on any information quickly. 

Coach Brian Kelly stated Monday he’ll wait till the crew’s season opener in opposition to Florida State on Sunday to call the beginning quarterback, citing the wait as a “tactical benefit.”

Arizona State switch and senior Jayden Daniels, and sophomore Garrett Nussmeier are the favorites to start out at QB for LSU this season. Kelly stated he sees similarities within the two quarterbacks’ talent units and envisions them each contributing in 2022.

“There’s some nice similarities between the 2 of them when it comes to what they’re in a position to do,” Kelly stated. “They each run extraordinarily effectively. They each could make performs outdoors the pocket. And positively we do not have to alter the playcalling. There’s not a dramatic distinction between the 2 on the subject of playcalling.

“So you may think about that after we’re speaking about each quarterbacks, this can be a 1A and 1B. This isn’t a one and a two. And each of them are clearly going to contribute this yr.”

Daniels was Arizona State’s major quarterback from 2019-21. He completed final season with 2,381 passing yards, 10 passing touchdowns, 10 interceptions and a 136.2 quarterback ranking, finishing 65.4% of his throws. Daniels additionally logged 710 dashing yards and 6 dashing touchdowns.

Nussmeier appeared in 4 video games for LSU final season. He totaled 329 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, two interceptions and a 103.9 quarterback ranking, finishing 50.9% of his throws. 

LSU’s quarterback battle was whittled down after Myles Brennan, who started because the crew’s starter in 2020 and had been with this system since 2017, introduced his retirement from faculty soccer. Max Johnson, the crew’s beginning quarterback in 2021, transferred to Texas A&M.

LSU is coming off a 6-7 season (3-5 in SEC play). The Tigers parted methods with coach Ed Orgeron after six seasons, a run which included profitable the 2019 nationwide championship with a 15-0 document.

Kelly involves LSU after spending the previous 12 seasons as Notre Dame‘s head coach.

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