By the numbers: How quarterbacks have fared under Ed Orgeron

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Over the years under Ed Orgeron, there have been several notable quarterbacks to suit up for him. Not exactly murderer’s row, but Joe Burrow certainly proved his worth during the 2019 season.

His first tenure as head coach from 2005-07 with the Mississippi Rebels, but that string of quarterbacks was anything but spectacular. A large part of the reason Orgeron went 10-25 and 3-21 in SEC play during that three-year span. It wouldn’t be until the 2013 season he would get another crack as a head coach.

In that one interim season following the firing of Lane Kiffin, Orgeron went 6-2. The same eight-game record he would eventually have as the interim at LSU following the Les Miles firing. At USC he would have an eventual NFL quarterback Cody Kessler under center.

At LSU, we have seen Danny Etling, Joe Burrow, Myles Brennan, TJ Finley, and finally Max Johnson. While Orgeron is a defensive coach, he still has to put his players into a position to be successful. A season-by-season look at how the quarterbacks have fared for the current Tigers head coach.

2005: Ole Miss Rebels

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Micheal Spurlock

11

53.2

1,703

6.4

7-9

Ethan Flatt

4

58.2

511

6.5

2-5

Robert Lane

9

40.9

79

3.6

0-4

2006: Ole Miss Rebels

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Brent Schaeffer

12

47.1

1,442

5.9

9-10

Seth Adams

6

54.8

177

5.7

0-0

2007: Ole Miss Rebels

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Seth Adams

11

54.9

1,979

6.7

12-16

Brent Schaefer

6

37.6

578

6.2

5-4

2013: USC Trojans (Interim)

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Cody Kessler

14

65.4

2,968

8.2

20-7

Max Wittek

5

53.8

212

8.2

0-1

2016: LSU Tigers (Interim)

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Danny Etling

11

59.5

2,123

7.9

11-5

Brandon Harris

2

52.0

139

5.6

1-2

2017: LSU Tigers

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Danny Etling

13

60.0

2,463

9.8

16-2

Myles Brennan

6

68.3

182

7.6

1-2

2018: LSU Tigers

Joe Burrow LSU Tigers
Joe Burrow LSU Tigers

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Joe Burrow

13

57.8

2,894

7.9

16-5

Myles Brennan

1

66.7

65

10.8

0-0

2019: LSU Tigers

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Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Joe Burrow

15

76.3

5,671

10.8

60-6

Myles Brennan

8

60.0

353

8.8

1-1

2020: LSU Tigers

(AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

Season Stats

Quarterback

Games

Comp %

Yards

YPA

TD-INTs

Max Johnson

6

58.7

1,069

7.1

8-1

TJ Finley

5

57.1

941

6.7

5-5

Myles Brennan

3

60.3

1,112

8.5

11-3

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