Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Here is ESPN's take on the upcoming season:
quote:

Outlook: Ed Orgeron's first spring did little to alleviate LSU fans' lingering concerns about the team's offense. Returning starting quarterback Danny Etling struggled mightily during the spring game, and then he underwent minor back surgery when spring practice was over. The bad news for new offensive coordinator Matt Canada: Neither Justin McMillan nor early enrollee Lowell Narcisse seemed ready to push Etling.
Click here for the complete write up.
Filed Under: LSU Football

Comments

26 Comments
The more things change, the more they remain the same.
Reply6 months
Now now children. Play nice! It's only spring! Plenty of time to hurl insults at each other in August, when practice actually means something and we'll have a clearer understanding of who is starting where. Either way, I'll tell you who I'm pulling for: The guys the coaches put on the field! Geaux Tigers ??
Reply6 months
There is no such thing as minor back surgery
Reply6 months
This Etling hate makes me laugh. That guy is tough as nails and will be a steady QB for us. He isn't an elite QB but you can bet that he is a solid one.
Reply6 months
Stop dreaming Etling really does suck. Toughness doesn't mean you can play quarter back. You gotta has some skills along with that toughness.
6 months
Why is it hate to tell the truth. It does nothing for LSU this year or next to start Etling. What does it do to prepare the team for 2018 with no Guice? What does it do win more than 9-10 games in 2017? I've repeated this over again, but with all the problems in the past 3 years, LSU's record has pretty much been 8-5, 10-3, 9-4, when you and in the canceled rent-a-wins. LSU should be around that no matter who plays at QB. Why not build a young guy's confidence for the future instead of getting a similar record with a mediocre vet?
6 months
Miles brennan will start by game 3!
Reply6 months
Lets hope so. I am tired of all these so called fans making excuses for Etling. He sucks, let's call it like it is and stop pussy footing around LSU's Achilles heel.
6 months
@whynotme he doesn't suck. not at all. is he elite? no. but he is absolutely every bit as talented as any other hack qb bama has trotted out the past few years. lets not blame all of the team's shortcomings on one person or position. whynotu? you've probably sucked your whole life thats why
6 months
jdrn21 you "suck too" literally and figuratively!
6 months
Actually, 12 is a little too high for my taste...Just one year, I would like to go into the season with low expectations so that we can be pleasantly surprised.
Reply6 months
I agree. LSU will have plenty of time to prove that they are worthy of the Top 10.
Reply6 months
For once I agree with ESPN. It is way to early. How the heck can anyone predict how LSU will do next year. Wild guess at best.
Reply6 months
How can Scott and McMillan 4 passes 5 passes be a gauge to whether than have done enough to overtake Etling. Lets face Etling looks like cow manure. Cant pass can't run but wait..he's smart. What the fuk is that about. We need a QB bad!
Reply6 months
It's way too early.
Reply6 months
I don't understand the Auburn love, and as usual Georgia is ranked way too high.
Reply6 months
blah blah blah. no fricks given about ESPN's list. do they even have any experts left on staff to make such a list?
Reply6 months
Why is Ohio State #1? They didn't score a point the last time they were on the field
Reply6 months
Fair point but I think the reasons are because they see a ton of 4 and 5 star talent all over the field and a new offensive coordinator and QB coach which were the weak links last year.
6 months
Read what they wrote maybe
6 months
No need to rush Narcisse onto the field -- give him a year to learn the system and get fully healthy. And no mention at all of Lindsey Scott? Hmmm
Reply6 months
tRant is going to melt.
6 months
The apparently does know that LN is 4th string. Kinda of what happens when reporters who don't go to practice have to write articles.
6 months
Mcmillan and Scott "pushed" Etling plenty. Everyone not named Etling were victims of the rep gobbler.
6 months
Popular Stories
comments20

LSU Basketball Picked To Finish Last In The SEC

The Tigers finished 10-21 (2-16 SEC) last season.
LATEST HEADLINES
Video: Last Word With Coach O Before Ole Miss Game
The Tigers are heading to Oxford.
LSU Football Releases Intense Workout Video
"Put the work in... Now time for a battle. Here Come the Tigers!"
comments5
Derrius Guice Is The Healthiest He's Been In A While, Ed Orgeron Says
The dynamic playmaker is feeling more like his old self.
comments9
Ed Orgeron On His Return To Oxford: 'Just Another Game For Me, But A Must Win'
This will be Coach O's first time back to Oxford as a head coach.
comments5
Times Of Interest: LSU vs. Ole Miss
The Tigers travel to Oxford this weekend.
comments6
Inside The Huddle With LSU CB Donte Jackson
The New Orleans native was outstanding vs. Auburn.
comments5
Toby Weathersby Will Play vs. Ole Miss, Orgeron Says
Great news for the offensive line.
comments2
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram