Burrow is largely inexperienced with only 39 career pass attempts, but he looked great in the Ohio State spring game, completing 15-of-22 passes for 234 yards and a pair of scores.
Considering LSU is now interested in Burrow, that depth chart uncertainty must have created an uneasy feeling for head coach Ed Orgeron.
Sometimes the battle at the quarterback position is so intense that it bleeds over into the fall. That's where former 4-star quarterback Joe Burrow finds himself.
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He failed to make an impact across three years with the Buckeyes, though.
"I didn't come here to sit on the bench for four years, and I know I'm a pretty darn good quarterback", he told reporters in Columbus after the spring game. Even better for his new school, Burrow will have two years of eligibility at his disposal that he can use in 2018 and 2019. Both LSU and Cincinnati were on the list. If he doesn't see an immediate answer at quarterback on the roster, Burrow will have an easy path to be the starter for the season opener at Miami on September 2. Nearly immediately, schools such as LSU and Florida, among others, were attached to the graduate transfer quarterback.
Brennan is not one to back away from a challenge, but he'll have to think about the long term.