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Ed Orgeron explains decision to replace Etling with Brennan against Syracuse

September 25, 2017 GMT

LSU extended their non-conference home winning streak to 49 games Saturday night with a victory against Syracuse, but for a while in the 2nd half the Orange we’re right on the Tigers’ heels.

The purple and gold led 21-10 in the third quarter when head coach Ed Orgeron decided to replace Danny Etling at quarterback with true freshman Myles Brennan.

The Mississippi native went four of six with an interception in his limited action and was taken out in the 4th quarter when LSU’s lead whittled down to just two points.

“We wanted to give Myles Brennan some reps when the game was on the line to see what he can do and obviously he did well in some situations. Gotta get better in other ones. Danny is our starting quarterback, but we just want to give Myles a chance when the game was on the line,” Orgeron explained.

“Yeah we wanted to give him some taste of some live action to see what he can do, but Danny’s our quarterback and Myles did not beat him out or nothing like that tonight. It’s just in case Myles is one play away if Danny gets hurt so we wanted to get that experience tonight.”