LSU's Myles Brennan ready to step out of Joe Burrow's shadow

By: Mark Menard

There’s still a lot to be determined outside of what LSU can control about their upcoming football season, as a pandemic rages through the country and sporting events for the time-being are shelved.

But one thing they can control within the organization is the decision about Joe Burrow’s heir under center. Burrow’s 2019 season was one for the ages, and he leaves big shoes to fill. But throughout that magical year, Burrow’s backup Myles Brennan was taking notes, and he feels he’s ready to be the top Tiger for LSU’s high-powered offense.

“I feel like now my time is right in front of me,” Brennan said. “I’m very grateful to have this opportunity, and I promise that I will take advantage of this opportunity 100%.

“I’ll do everything in my power to make sure LSU gets back to the national championship.”

Brennan added that he feels he has earned the right to the confidence he now exudes in the huddle and in the locker room.

“You don’t want to be cocky, but you have to have that chip on your shoulder,” Brennan said. “And obviously that comes with maturity.”

Brennan made the comments during an appearance on WWL Radio Tuesday night, and he said he feels like a completely different player from the freshman who walked onto the Baton Rouge campus in 2017.

“I have taken that next leap,” Brennan said. “And I feel like a completely different player on and off the field… just trusting who I am.”

You can hear the full audio of Brennan’s chat with Bobby Hebert and Kristian Garic by clicking the podcast link.