FSU football has already played a game and puts some things on tape before the LSU game Sunday night.
However, LSU head coach Brian Kelly plans to hold everything close to the vest for every possible advantage for his Tigers.
One piece of information he will withhold is who will be LSU’s starting quarterback. He’ll wait and let FSU learn the news when they take the field Sunday night.
Kelly spoke about preparing for the Noles and the positives and negatives of not playing a game before this one:
It’s a bit of gamesmanship from Brian Kelly, but I don’t think it’ll be any mystery regarding who the QB will be for LSU. It’ll be Arizona State transfer Jayden Daniels, redshirt freshman Garrett Nussmeier, or freshman Walker Howard.
I think it’s safe to say it’ll be Jayden Daniels because there’s a reason they took him from the transfer portal. He has college experience and is a mobile quarterback, which is something that will help the LSU offensive line while breaking in a few new faces. There’s a possibility they could play two quarterbacks too.
However, FSU football has a history with Daniels, facing him in the 2019 Sun Bowl while he was at Arizona State. Harlon Barnett’s defense held him to 12 of 28 passes completed for 195 yards and zero touchdowns.
He also ran 12 times for 36 yards, with FSU sacking him three times in a 20-14 loss where FSU had six turnovers. Daniels completed 65 percent of his passes for 2,380 yards, with 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions last season.
He got sacked 26 times last season and ran 125 times and three touchdowns. However, LSU has a much more talented wide receiver corps and might have a better offensive line.
The good news is it’s their first game together, and there are likely some kinks to work out in a new offense, regardless of who the QB is for the Tigers. I guess we’ll see how it works out for Brian Kelly Sunday night!