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Ed Orgeron spoke to the media after practice on Thursday and announced that freshman quarterback TJ Finley will start vs. South Carolina on Saturday.

Finley beat out fellow freshman Max Johnson for the starting spot, replacing Myles Brennan who is out with a lingering injury.

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No one saw that coming
Reply3 months
I just knew it was gonna be max
3 months
Max is weak and garbage just like Brennan was. Brennan took one hot and is out for the season. May needs stronger faster QBs to compete and play at an elite level. We tired of losing to bama, you don’t like it become a UL fan. Simple. Harrison was the only OK black qb out of the many at lsu.
3 months
Puttmail_393, I've only followed LSU since the early 90's but who is the black QB named Harrison that was the only OK QB for LSU? What about Herb Tyler, Rohan Davey and Jamarcus Russell? Were they OK?
3 months
if we lose this game then go ahead and play all the young guys because at that point we arent winning many games this year. Rebuild
Reply3 months
Glad I got SC +7 early in the week.
Reply3 months
Could be ugly. Real ugly SC
3 months
Went from a historical greatest season ever to going to a historical awful season.
Reply3 months
Agreed, I’m truly starting to question O’s coaching capability. Not because of Finley starting, I’m thinking he made a good decision especially if he’s obviously better than max. However, coach O let Peter parish and Justin McMillan walk in favor of starting Miles Brennan. O should have known that kid was weak and prone to injury especially after watching him play for 4 years. Saban is the best call it what it is, Guy goes after the best talent and the best talent starts no matter what the political climate is.
3 months
Watched him play for 4 years. Say what?
3 months
We woke NOW!!
Reply3 months
Oh frick off
3 months
that was a SHINY hook! LOLOLOLOL!!!
3 months
Give um’ hell, TJ!! Geaux Tigers
Reply3 months
Interesting. Wonder if there’s any rhyme or reason or if he’ll just be the first one to get snaps.
Reply3 months
Coach O got that snatch on his mind. Making horrible decisions.
Reply3 months
Why is this a horrible decision?
3 months
How is this horrible? Let me guess maybe because he’s black. Btw, the best and highest drafted LSU Qb before last season was black also.
3 months
Ha ha. That was a good take
3 months
Geaux TJ!!! Give em hell!!!
Reply3 months
Oh well here we go again all I can say is go getem “Big Guy”
Reply3 months
He may be another jamarcus Russel. Give the guy a chance. Obviously he’s the best we have at this point. Miles took one hit and is out for the season; “talk about weak”.
3 months
No where does it say or suggest that he's out for the season fool.
3 months
Do work
Reply3 months
Smh
Reply3 months
Why you shaking your head the best player will start. I’m shaking my head at you but your know what. This doesn’t surprise me. Were tired of losing 8 games in a reaux to bama. The best man starts; screw the politics!
3 months
Putt - You do remember that we beat Bama (& every other team we faced) last year right? WTF??
3 months
Let the best man start! Don’t have tome for politics. You don’t like it go be a UL fan.
Reply3 months
About to see how dumb all of yall 'bench myles' people are gonna look
Reply3 months
SC bringing 10 in the box. Gonna say: we dare u to throw
3 months
Next man up.should be a decent game
Reply3 months
My hope is that the OC will script the 1st and 2nd series and the defense shows up so this kid does not get swallowed by having to make too many decisions and hold the ball too long. It would be nice to have a descent run game for these occasions too.
Reply3 months
I hate all of the woke crap, but screw those of you saying that TJ is only starting because of the color of his skin. That's BS. The kid has a lot of upside. I'm looking forward to seeing him play.
Reply3 months
Just protect either them O-line and make some holes for our RBs.
Reply3 months
cant believe our oline is as bad as it was decent last year we are supposed to have a great oline coach is he not doing his job
3 months
Forgot what I was gonna say the tits in the and above did it
Reply3 months
Ready to see that cannon of an arm in action. Geaux tigers.
Reply3 months
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