Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
Ed Orgeron held his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon and said that Max Johnson will start Saturday vs. Arkansas but backup QB Garrett Nussmeier will play "significant snaps" in the game as well.

Orgeron said both quarterbacks will "split reps 50-50" during practice this week and whoever plays the best on Saturday will stay in the game.

Orgeron also added that he spoke with Nussmeier on Sunday about him possibly burning his redshirt and that the freshman QB was "adamant" about playing. Nussmeier's father, Doug Nussmeier who is the Dallas Cowboys QB coach, spoke with offensive coordinator Jake Peetz and they are all on the same page about him playing.



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56 Comments
It was hard to watch Johnson throw off his back foot to a wide open Bech and the ball sail high. There were severals throws in that 4th quarter where his mechanics completely went out the door. His film after the game aginst bama had to drive even this mediocre staff insane. Might as well give the new staff a good look at the 2 opptions they have.
Reply21 days
If it wasn’t already obvious this coaching staff is unqualified...having QB daddy weighing in should convince all this coaching staff needs to go...fast
Reply22 days
Parents may have no business weighing in on their kids who play pro ball, but parents weighing in on college players is no surprise.
22 days
All that I can say is that this year's Max Johnson is NOT last year's Max Johnson !! Coaching influence ?????????
Reply23 days
And oh look, the redshirt bull shite that I hated and didn't make sense last week when people were perfectly fine with it, is now thrown out the window by all including the head coach...the stupidity of everybody, including the fanbase, astounds me.
Reply23 days
Oh yeah, this decision is one week late. I think Nuss could have made a difference in last weeks game especially in 4th quarter when Max errant throws basically cost us a chance to beat the hated gumps. Sucks this decision wasn't made before the gump game.
23 days
This place changes when the wind blows, take it with a grain of salt. We all do something besides coach football, what in the hell do any of us know about coaching football. We will continue to post silliness and expect everyone to concur.
23 days
Dont love they they had to ask daddy's permission on what to do with nussmeir
Reply23 days
You must have forgotten that most of these players are still KIDS & they value their parents input in unique situations that the KIDS haven’t experienced yet. Ur either a KID urself or maybe ur folks didn’t give a shite about u but that’s not the case with most KIDS. I’d have an issue if they didn’t speak with his PROFESSIONAL NFL QB COACH FATHER about their plans with his SON that’s a QB!
23 days
Irrational tiger fan with a comment like that. These are kids. His dad is a pro coach.
23 days
You dont sound like a rational tiger fan. I have no problem with a conversation about "Look, our big goals are not achievable, but getting to a bowl game is something that is reachable for the team. Burning the redshirt this late in the season is strong consideration. Respectfully, I'd like to know your thoughts about this possibility" The kid's dad is a pro coach and a FATHER. He certainly has an opinion that is worthy of consideration. Especially, this late into the season. If you don't get that, then you're a fricking idiot.
20 days
Howard is coming
Reply23 days
Hopefully
23 days
It He said that the parents were adamant he. Not play and burn his redshirt??
Reply23 days
Max is a nice kid and one day he may develop into a quality qb, but the talent disparity between he and Nuss is obvious.
Reply24 days
Nuss skipping calf workouts. Don't want.
Reply24 days
Haha bro so hilarious… do y’all think you’re funny???
24 days
No one cares what you want. You’re own mama doesn’t care what you want.
24 days
There's an old saying in football that the most popular guy on the team is the backup quarterback. It's amazing how many folks late last season and through the off-season were talking about Max as Joe Burrow 2.0, saying we should kick Brennan to the curb because Max was the future. Now that they see Max isn't the football god of a QB they thought, they are going onto the Nuss bus saying that "if only we played him, everything would be different". Yall make me lol...for real.
Reply24 days
What’s your point?
24 days
What’s your point?
24 days
What’s your point?
24 days
11 weeks to late that is all
Reply24 days
too
23 days
They are just now discussing this ?! That away to plan ahead O
Reply24 days
Doe sit really matter that it's after the bama game? Yall act like it would change the entire season and we would make the playoffs. I'm just glad to get another qb in who's not afraid to sling it. Johnson is a product of his dad's coaching...we know what Brad Johnson was in the NFL...a game manager. He has a super bowl ring because of the defense that yr
Reply24 days
You can say that again.
24 days
Max (at this point) isn't even that. He's not finding open guys NOR hitting them when he does. Not saying he can't improve but he's got a lot of things to work on.
24 days
I wish LSU had a good enough defense that Max could manage the offensive side to a title.
23 days
Doe sit really matter that it's after the bama game? Yall act like it would change the entire season and we would make the playoffs. I'm just glad to get another qb in who's not afraid to sling it. Johnson is a product of his dad's coaching...we know what Brad Johnson was in the NFL...a game manager. He has a super bowl ring because of the defense that yr
Reply24 days
And AGAIN?!?!?
23 days
Doe sit really matter that it's after the bama game? Yall act like it would change the entire season and we would make the playoffs. I'm just glad to get another qb in who's not afraid to sling it. Johnson is a product of his dad's coaching...we know what Brad Johnson was in the NFL...a game manager. He has a super bowl ring because of the defense that yr
Reply24 days
Oh BTW u did it AGAIN?!?!?
23 days
A weekend to f'ing late. We would have beaten Bama with a competent qb in the 4th
Reply24 days
why are we talking to parents about getting permissions to play their son? We should have had a plan in place and expectations that were communicated clearly to the team and parents alike before the season began. What a clown show!
Reply24 days
Nussmeier was probably not gonna play with Brennan and Johnson being 1/2, Brennan got hurt which put Nussmeier on the block possibly losing a red shirt that his family most likely spoke to Coach Orgeron about wanting to pursue, I understand that, but things took a turn and maybe the Nussmier’s got upset during the Alabama game his son was not put in, so I’ll put that on Coach O for not making in game adjustments at QB, and being too scared without “ approval“..
23 days
Ur dumb.
23 days
Better late than never. This will strengthen our qb position for next season. Make the most of it Nuss!
Reply24 days
I suspect there’s going to be a transfer, Myles Brennan is in the portal would not be surprised if another one decided to also.
23 days
A little f-king late for that Coach? Could have used Nuss for 2-3 series last weekend.
Reply24 days
So they never talked to the nuss family in the first place. Last week he said they wanted to retain the redshirt.
Reply24 days
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