By: Terrill J. Weil
Da Boot Sports!
“When you back up the Heisman winner, you kind of keep your mouth shut, that’s what you do," Ed Orgeron said of Myles Brennan during his spring media press conference.
"He has led this team in the fourth quarter program. He’s competed at every rep, just like Joe did, to win every rep. I’m not going to say he has won every rep, but I was watching him compete to win every rep. He’s been more vocal at the end. We go to eight stations, on the eight station we put up the balls, when we put up the balls he’s the one doing it. I’ve heard him talk to guys when we have to go back, "Come on man, get this done." He’s been more of a vocal leader. I’ve seen him in the office watching more film than he ever has." Orgeron continued to praise his Junior quarterback.
"I know the Brennan family very well. They’ve been very patient. They’ve been waiting for this time. I expect Myles to explode. I expect him to do all the things that he needs to do to be a great quarterback. Whatever deficiencies he has, like we all have, I know that he and his family are going to work on them. What I mean by that is, more experience, working on his throwing motion, going to quarterback guru’s camps. Whatever it may be, I know that this guy is dedicated to do that. I think we are going to have one heck of a player. I’ve always believed in Myles, I believe he is a championship quarterback. I believe he is going to be great for us.”
Brennan was one of the top quarterback prospects in the country in 2017. A consensus four-star prospect by all major recruiting sites. ESPN ranked him as the No. 4 pocket passer in the nation and 247Sports ranked him as the #6 pro-style quarterback.
The 6-4, 207 lbs junior, had an amazing high school career at St. Stanislaus High School in Bay St. Louis, MS. Putting up incredible numbers while leading his team to the Mississippi Class 4A state championship game in 2014 and 2015. Finished with a 34-8 overall record.
Soph. Season: 409/582 for 5,797 yards, 64 TDs, 14 INTs
Junior Season: 303/486 for 5,248 yards, 53 TDS, 8 INTs
Senior Season: 275/399 for 3,982 yards, 48 TDs, 3 INTs (Didn't throw an INT until Post Season)
He holds the following Mississippi high school career records:
Total Offense: 16,168 yards
Passing Yards: 15,138 yards
Passing Touchdowns: 166
He received the inaugural Mississippi Class 4A Mr. Football in 2016 ...
He was named the Biloxi Sun Herald Player of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016, becoming the first football player to earn the honor in three consecutive seasons.
He was invited to compete in the Under Armour All-American game and served as a team captain where he led all passers in the game, completing 7-of-13 passes for 111 yards and one touchdown.
He competed in the Elite 11 in the summer of 2016 at Redondo Beach, California, and finished second in the nation's premier quarterback competition to qualify to participate in Nike's The Opening in Oregon.
He participated in the Mississippi-Alabama All Star Game in 2016.
Brennan could have easily decided to transfer after the arrival of Joe Burrow in 2018. But instead he stayed patient and continued to work on improving his game.
"This is my team now," Brennan told his father, Owen III. "I love Joe and Joe did his job. But the day after the national championship, it's my team."
Yes, It is his team now. Ed Orgeron believes in Myles and so do I. Can and will Brennan put up Burrow type numbers in 2020? It's unlikely. But I'm betting it will be another fun ride.
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