The LSU football program has been among the most successful in recent history. It also sends a ton of top-level prospects to the NFL ranks.
One thing that has not been synonymous with Tiger football is outstanding quarterback play. More than that, the program has not really seen any quarterback transition to having success in the NFL.
Despite this, LSU offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger attempted to tout the program’s quarterback “excellence” on Twitter recently.
“Competition breeds excellence.”
Come compete to be the best right here at LSU #GeauxTigerspic.twitter.com/uAEHDJAsvz
— Steve Ensminger (@SteveEnsminger) May 15, 2018
To say it didn’t go too swimmingly would be a massive understatement. Those who reacted in GIF form pretty much won the day on the social media site.
— Bunkie Perkins (@BunkiePerkins) May 15, 2018
That’s not something to be proud of pic.twitter.com/fjYMLBZ3sT
— Jason Graves (@Myworld615) May 15, 2018
— Adam (@adamjsalvador) May 16, 2018
— Gray (@TeamJordyn) May 17, 2018
— War eagle grady (@wareaglegrady) May 17, 2018
— Bokonon (@TheRoseWaterFDN) May 17, 2018
— Tyrus R. Cato (@DaLooseCannon8) May 17, 2018
— E.C. Mercer 2️⃣☮️ (@ECMercer2) May 17, 2018
Yeah… when we hear “LSU football” we definitely think of great quarterbacks… pic.twitter.com/GZZPw3kSae
— The Ville’ns (@UofLVillens) May 16, 2018
— WDE (@stuman4au) May 16, 2018
— John Harrison (@TheHarrisonJ71) May 16, 2018
this aint it dawg pic.twitter.com/PwI61RJr0J
— K.E.N.T (@1Broskie) May 15, 2018
— Mick Hubris (@FakeMickHubert) May 15, 2018
— randomreporter (@fallonator007) May 16, 2018
Facts are facts but….. pic.twitter.com/yv0q2H4Eli
— Cameron Lewis (@camlew_11) May 15, 2018
The vast majority of those who responded are LSU fans. Even then, they know the Tigers aren’t exactly QB U. The best known fo the group that Ensminger touted was none other than JaMarcus “Purple Drank” Russell, who flamed out in just three NFL seasons after the Oakland Raiders made him a No. 1 overall pick back in 2007.
Matt Flynn earned a total of $19.2 million over a seven-year career that saw him start a combined seven games. These are the two headliners.
LSU has a lot to tout. But it might want to focus on running back or wide receiver, not quarterback, on the offensive side of the ball. My gosh.