Joe Burrow may be in Baton Rouge, but he’s still beloved by Ohio State fans after spending a few years in Columbus. Even though he didn’t finish out his career with the Scarlet and Gray, he’ll always be considered a Buckeye.
So it will delight most Ohio State fans to know that Burrow I receiving high praise from his current head coach, Ed Orgeron. Recently, LSU announced that the quarterback would be one of the representatives for the program at SEC Media Days next week.
Orgeron explained why he’s taking Burrow with him.
“Joe got the ‘it’ factor, that’s it,” Orgeron said in an ESPN Baton Rouge interview. “Joe doesn’t say much, he talks when he needs to, but he leads by example. He’s always studying, always leading and in our player-only practices, we’ve had 100 percent attendance all summer — even 10 a.m. in the summer — 100 percent of our team volunteered to practice on their own. That tells you a lot about the leadership of our team.”
Burrow walked into LSU and earned the job as the starter immediately. He threw for 2,894 yards and 16 touchdowns with five interceptions, helping lead the Tigers to a 10-3 season.
Once again, the expectations are high in Baton Rouge. There’s some hope that LSU might be able to challenge Alabama as a contender in the SEC West and potentially earn a trip to the conference title game in December.
Burrow is going to have to produce at a high level again for that to be a possibility for the Bayou Bengals.