Spring game doesn't reveal starter at QB for LSU - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports, Social

Spring game doesn't reveal starter at QB for LSU

LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) drops back during the LSU Spring Football Game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Michael DeMocker) LSU quarterback Danny Etling (16) drops back during the LSU Spring Football Game at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (Michael DeMocker)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

For the first time in 22 years LSU held their spring game at night, and that didn't go so well. Lightning moved the game indoors, but that wasn't the biggest story of the night. Did a starting quarterback emerge after spring football?

"It was the defense's night. The offense did a tremendous job all spring, but tonight was the defense's night," said LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron. "I don't think that we played very well on offense. I know Coach (Matt) Canada is a little disappointed in the performance, but I have confidence that we are going to get better. The quarterback competition is open, and it is going to stay open until somebody proves they are our No. 1 quarterback."

Numerous questions continued to focus on the QB spot, as they should. No stable quarterback, no SEC or national titles will return to Tiger Town.

"Here is the deal. Nobody has earned the starting spot and you saw that tonight. If we had to name a starter tonight it is not a clear-cut winner. Most of the spring Danny (Etling) has been better. Underneath the pressure, the guys did not perform the way we wanted them to, so they are going to have to show me who is able to perform under pressure to be the LSU quarterback," said Orgeron.

Fear not LSU fans, the offensively playbook stayed closed for the most part, especially with the contest being broadcast on national television.

"We talked about that extensively. There is a lot of stuff that Matt (Canada) did not do. We wanted to be 50-50 tonight. 50 percent run, 50 percent pass. I asked him to do that and he did it. We knew we had to work on our passing game. There are a lot of things he did not show, but most of the stuff he did show people have his film from Pittsburgh, they've seen it anyway," said Orgeron.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • AFR: Saints roster projection post Chargers

    AFR: Saints roster projection post Chargers

    After a strong performance against the Chargers, Chris Banjo makes AFR's 53-man cut. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)After a strong performance against the Chargers, Chris Banjo makes AFR's 53-man cut. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune)
    The Saints have hit the halfway mark of the preseason, and the final 53 man roster is getting clearer. Here's my view at this point in time.  QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco No change here. FB (1) John Kuhn Once again, easy call. WR (5)  Willie Snead Michael Thomas Ted G...more>>
    The Saints have hit the halfway mark of the preseason, and the final 53 man roster is getting clearer. Here's my view at this point in time.  QB (2) Drew Brees Chase Daniel There is no reason for the Saints to keep more than two quarterbacks. It’s obvious who those quarterbacks should be. RB (4) Mark Ingram Adrian Peterson Alvin Kamara Daniel Lasco No change here. FB (1) John Kuhn Once again, easy call. WR (5)  Willie Snead Michael Thomas Ted G...more>>
  • John Curtis trying to end title drought in 2017

    John Curtis trying to end title drought in 2017

    John Curtis and St. Paul's scrimmaged last week in preparation for the 2017 season.John Curtis and St. Paul's scrimmaged last week in preparation for the 2017 season.
    It's been four long years since John Curtis lifted a state championship trophy in the Dome. The senior class of the Patriots doesn't own a ring, which is unheard of , since Curtis posses 26 state titles. The squad doesn't want to be a part of history, but that's not the main focus in summer drills. "I think certainly their goals are to reach a state championship, and have an opportunity to compete for it. No we don't make it an emphasis point," said John Curtis Head Fo...more>>
    It's been four long years since John Curtis lifted a state championship trophy in the Dome. The senior class of the Patriots doesn't own a ring, which is unheard of , since Curtis posses 26 state titles. The squad doesn't want to be a part of history, but that's not the main focus in summer drills. "I think certainly their goals are to reach a state championship, and have an opportunity to compete for it. No we don't make it an emphasis point," said John Curtis Head Fo...more>>
  • FFF: Alabama is back at the top, but for how long

    FFF: Alabama is back at the top, but for how long

    For the second year in a row, Alabama is #1 in the AP preseason Top 25 Poll. (Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)For the second year in a row, Alabama is #1 in the AP preseason Top 25 Poll. (Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
    In this edition of FFF, I take a look at Alabama's history of being preseason ranked No. 1 under Nick Saban, soccer shows us you can go home, and my tiny obsession with fountain drinks. FOOTBALL Stop me if you heard this before, but Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the country. This time, the AP college football preseason poll anointed the Tide. I know, I know, fans of other schools are getting tired of this, and I have a simple idea to fix it, beat them on the field. Fear not those who ...more>>
    In this edition of FFF, I take a look at Alabama's history of being preseason ranked No. 1 under Nick Saban, soccer shows us you can go home, and my tiny obsession with fountain drinks. FOOTBALL Stop me if you heard this before, but Alabama is ranked No. 1 in the country. This time, the AP college football preseason poll anointed the Tide. I know, I know, fans of other schools are getting tired of this, and I have a simple idea to fix it, beat them on the field. Fear not those who ...more>>
Powered by Frankly