Matt Canada

Regardless of who starts at quarterback for LSU next season, new offensive coordinator Matt Canada will be an aggressive play-caller -- with a new, riskier offensive approach -- his former players say.

Players and quarterbacks aren’t shoved into Canada's system; he molds a system around them, they said. One highly touted incoming freshman quarterback finds that "pretty special."

"I haven’t really heard that from a coach or another school," Myles Brennan of Mississippi's St. Stanislaus said. "It’s usually, ‘Here’s our system. You either fit it or you don’t.’”

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If the offense will be predicated on the players, Canada has several options this year: pro-style guys, dual threats and players who are a mixture of both:

Danny Etling

The incumbent starter and a rising senior, is a pro-style QB who has shown pocket awareness and a scrambling ability.

Myles Brennan

An incoming freshman, is the sixth-ranked pro-style QB in the 2017 signing class. He doesn’t arrive until the summer.

Brandon Harris

A rising senior with 15 starts, boasting a strong arm and the ability to outrun or muscle through defenders at times.

Lowell Narcisse

A freshman and mid-year enrollee who will participate in spring practice, he is a top-10 dual-threat quarterback in this class.

Justin McMillan

A rising third-year sophomore who has been listed as both a pro-style and dual-threat quarterback.

Lindsey Scott

A versatile player and rising redshirt freshman who spent practice time last season simulating such opposing QBs as Alabama's Jalen Hurts and Heisman Trophy winner Louisville Lamar Jackson, known for the zone-read, a run option scheme.