Ohio State’s Joe Burrow transfers to LSU
So, is Joe Burrow really, really good now?
The LSU quarterback situation was already a crazy mess, but apparently, Burrow thinks he’s good enough to rise above the players in place to take over the job.
The 6-3, 215-pound Burrow was a great recruit for Ohio State, but with Dwayne Haskins the near-lock to be the No. 1 guy, and with Tate Martell needing packages built in for him, it was time to move on.
But why LSU?
Of course, if he does take over the LSU starting job – and he’s got the arm, the passing skills, and the upside to do it – now he becomes a part of a big-time program that has an outside shot at winning the SEC Championship.
Not a great one, but it’s LSU – it’s always a few breaks away from being deep in the mix.
And now, he goes from being in a battle for the Ohio State starting job, to being throw onto the pile of a whole lot of solid options at LSU.
Danny Etling was good – hitting 60% of his throws with just two interceptions, but he was more serviceable than sensational. Now that he’s gone, Burrow has the skills to fit into that role right off the bus.
But Justin McMillan is a big passer who can do that, too, coming off a good spring game. However, Lowell Narcisse is the upside prospect, with 6-2, 231-pound size and a huge arm. Throw in Myles Brennan – another good-not-perfect option – in the LSU stable.
So in comes Burrow, who’s polished enough to at least be No. 1B on the depth chart once the race gets rolling in fall camp.
But he’d probably be the sure-thing starter at Cincinnati. And if Haskins struggles early and the offense isn’t moving …
But Burrow is an LSU Tiger now.