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From left, LSU quarterbacks Danny Etling (16), Justin McMillan (12) and Lowell Narcisse run through a drill, Thursday, March 16, 2017, at LSU's practice facility.

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK

This is the first in a seven-part series being published this week ahead of LSU's spring game Saturday.

Projected post-spring depth chart

  • Danny Etling, senior
  • Justin McMillan, RS sophomore
  • Lindsey Scott, RS freshman
  • Lowell Narcisse, freshman
  • Caleb Lewis, RS sophomore

Summer arrival: Myles Brennan

A not-so raging battle

This remains Danny Etling's job to lose. Ed Orgeron anointed him as the clear leader in the competition upon the start of spring, and he ends drills as just that, leading a pack of inexperienced, young players. Orgeron has stressed throughout drills that Etling has received the bulk of first-string reps and that no other QB has beat him out.

A hunt for an identity

LSU's identity on offense will be determined by its quarterback — pro-style or dual-threat. The staff continues to search for that identity, players and coaches say, as the competition continues. Etling's lead in the battle skews the offense to his talents — less QB run, for example — but Canada isn't running just one kind of offense this spring. Justin McMillan, a more nimble quarterback, is manning a scheme that's more QB run, McMillan said this spring.

Camp glance

Highly touted Mississippi QB Myles Brennan arrives in Baton Rouge over the summer, ready to compete for the job during preseason camp. Toppling Etling is a tough act, especially for a true freshman. Brennan suggested in interviews with The Advocate in February that redshirting during his rookie season could be in his future, and he's OK with that. 


LSU Spring Position Recap

  • Monday: Quarterback
  • Tuesday: D-line
  • Wednesday: Backfield
  • Thursday: Linebacker & Offensive line
  • Friday: Secondary
  • Saturday: Receiver

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