Both of J.T. Barrett's backup quarterbacks from the past two seasons will be starters in 2018, as former Buckeye signal caller Joe Burrow has been named LSU's starting quarterback.
QB1 pic.twitter.com/NbZTBf7ca8— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) August 27, 2018
The news was first reported by Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated.
Burrow transferred to LSU after he failed to win the starting job at Ohio State during the spring and is eligible to play immediately due to the NCAA's graduate transfer rule.
In three playing seasons at Ohio State, Burrow never started, but appeared in 11 games, completing 29 of 39 passing attempts for two touchdowns, with no interceptions, while running 15 times for 53 yards and a touchdown.
Burrow participated in a four-way battle for LSU's top quarterback spot this offseason, but that battle dwindled to two when Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse transferred out of the program last week.