After the departure of two players grappling to be LSU's next starting quarterback, the once-crowded depth chart is left with just two scholarship players at the position.
Redshirt freshman Lowell Narcisse (
) and junior Justin McMillan ( READ MORE ) have both announced transfers in the past two days, leaving junior Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow and Myles Brennan left to compete for the job. READ MORE
Here's what you should know about them, as well as two suddenly more important walk-ons who fill out the rest of the depth chart.
NAME: Joe Burrow, No. 9CLASS: Junior (redshirt)MEASURABLES: 6'4", 216 poundsBACKGROUND: Joe Burrow, a native of The Plains, Ohio, transferred to LSU in the offseason from Ohio State University. Burrow redshirted as a true freshman with the Buckeyes in 2015, and was the backup in 2016 and 2017, during which time he saw action in 10 games. Burrow's career statistics at Ohio State are 29 completions on 39 attempts for 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns.Embattled former coach Urban Meyer gushed about Burrow when asked about him in the weeks following the transfer: "Do I wish he was still with us? I do. I love Joe Burrow," he said.STORY: Former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says 'I love Joe Burrow' In another interview, Meyer said he was ready to be the Tigers' quarterback: "He's ready to go play. He's earned that right. That's why I think LSU fans should be very excited."Burrow's extended family has been getting in the act, with images on social media showing family members sporting LSU gear, including a jersey with the name "Burreaux" on the back.LINK: Meet the Burrows ... LSU's newest quarterback has the whole family in purple and gold
NAME: Myles Brennan, No. 15CLASS: SophomoreMEASURABLES: 6'5", 183 poundsBACKGROUND: Brennan, a native of Long Beach, Mississippi, starred at St. Stanislaus High School through 2016, where he set several state records (total offense: 16,168 yards; passing TDs: 166; passing yards: 15,138). As one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation for 2017, he committed to LSU, but temporarily backed out when the Tigers underwent a coaching change from Les Miles to Ed Orgeron. Brennan eventually recommitted, and served as the backup to Danny Etling in his freshman season last year. Brennan played in six games in 2017, completing 14 passes on 24 attempts for 182 yards and a touchdown. Those games including an early season win over Alabama, LSU's stunning loss to Troy and a road loss to Alabama. LINK: Won't 'tip my hand' on LSU QB race, but offense struggled in first scrimmage, Orgeron saysBefore Joe Burrow arrived from Ohio State, Brennan was thought to be the favorite to land the starting job.Brennan's father, Owen, played linebacker for Tulane University and his mother, Megan, lettered in volleyball and basketball for the Green Wave.LINK: LSU quarterback competition -- The case for Myles Brennan
NAME: Andre Sale, No. 13AGE: Sophomore (redshirt)MEASURABLES: 6'4", 209 poundsBACKGROUND: Sale is a Little Rock, Arkansas, native who played at Catholic High School for boys before played at Tennessee Tech. Sale is eligible to play this season after receiving an NCAA waiver, according to a report from 247 sports. He played in eight games as a redshirt freshman for the Golden Eagles in 2017, going 123-for-2019 for 1,520 yards and eight touchdowns. He also threw 10 interceptions. Sale has two years of eligibility remaining. His parents and sister also attended LSU. STORY: LSU adds former Tennessee Tech starting QB Andre Sale to roster
NAME: Jordan Loving, No. 8CLASS: FreshmanMEASURABLES: 6'4", 218 poundsBACKGROUND: Jordan Loving, a walk-on, was a multi-sport star at Riverside Academy in Reserve. He was the starting quarterback, a member of the perrenial powerhouse basketball team and a starting first baseman and pitcher on the baseball team, for which he was named to the Louisiana's Sports Wirter Association's Class 2A All-State baseball team.Earlier in the year, Loving was named to LSWA's 2A all-state football team after throwing for 2,957 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior.“The thing about Jordan is he is such a fanatic at working hard," Riverside baseball coach Frank Cazeaux said during the season. "He easily could have told us he wasn’t going to play baseball and get ready for football. But he’s been tremendous in how he’s helped us with his play, his leadership and his work ethic. With the way he’s worked, you would think he’s getting ready for LSU baseball."LINK: Riverside's do-it-all Jordan Loving named to Class 2A all-state team