BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The time has come for LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and the sixth-ranked Tigers to debut the revamped offense they’ve been raving about since spring practice.
“We’re going to spread the ball around,” Burrow promised as he looked forward Saturday night’s season opener against upstart Georgia Southern. “We have playmakers all over the field that they’re going to have to account for.”
LSU coach Ed Orgeron says the new offense is going to be “strictly spread,” with five receiving targets on many plays and as few as five pass protectors for Burrow, who’ll have to be ready to unload the ball quickly.
Orgeron said Burrow’s combination of decision-making, throwing ability and acumen as a runner — when necessary — has accelerated