LSU football: Myles Brennan unlikely to return

This season has been a major disappointment for LSU football fans. After multiple losses to the program such as quarterback Joe Burrow and running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, things have not been the same.

As we all know, QB Myles Brennan has missed quite a few games lately due to an abdominal and hip injury he has been dealing with for quite some time now. Brennan’s injuries could require surgery, which would definitely guarantee him out for the rest of the season. The tiger den has just not been on their A game since he has been on the sidelines.

In an interview, Coach Ed Orgeron said, “We haven’t made a final decision. But it doesn’t look like he’s going to be back unless something miraculous happens.”

According to Orgeron, Brennan has gone from a questionable return to now a doubtful return this football season. There has been talk of Brennan coming back to play, but sadly his healing progress is not up to par and we will likely not get the return people were hoping for.

Since Brennan has been out, freshman TJ Finley has taken over his position. While he has been helpful and has had a few good games, he has yet to reach the same standards as Brennan. Due to the fact that he is only a freshman, Finley still has a lot to learn.

To Brennan, it is not about just missing games. It is about putting all of his heart and soul into what he loves most, which is football. Even though Brennan still has another year or two to play at LSU, this time off has allowed him to miss a lot of time to be seen by NFL scouts to help further his career.

Brennan only got to play in three games before he was first injured. The first game was a loss against Mississippi State where he threw 345 yards in 46 attempts with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

In his second game, Brennan pulled out the win and threw 337 yards in 37 attempts for four touchdowns and one interception. The third game was a loss against Missouri he threw 430 yards in 48 attempts with four touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Although Brennan was not always getting the win he had hoped for, he was very effective in his playing time. This is what is currently being missed by the LSU football program.

A big factor to take into account with the number of losses is LSU’s defense. It has allowed too many points per game, which makes it hard for both Brennan and Finley to keep up.

To make matters worse, many LSU players are being quarantined but luckily with the game against Alabama being postponed, most of these players will be able to return and help strengthen the program.

2020 has been a very tough year for everyone, but it seems to get worse and worse for LSU. As an LSU fan, even with all of the injuries and upsets, the Tigers will turn the tables and finish the season strong.