There is a heated quarterback battle at LSU, and Garrett Nussmeier is one of the participants. He recently spoke about the lessons he learned as a true freshman and what it is like to compete against Myles Brennan and Jayden Daniels.
Nussmeier, a four-star in the Class of 2021, saw action in four games last fall. He completed just 50.9% of his passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. Coming into 2022, Nussmeier said that he wants to play within himself more. Nussmeier also wants to limit big mistakes this season.
“I learned a lot from last year, being a true freshman playing in the SEC,” Nussmeier said. “The biggest thing for me is being a manager of the offense. For some reason I got this gunslinger [label] that everyone says, but I’m trying to block that out. Yeah, I can take some shots and make some different throws with my arm, but I can’t do that every play so that’s what I’ve learned. Manage the offense through the sticks.”
Between Brennan and Daniels, Nussmeier has plenty of competition for the starting role at LSU. That doesn’t give him any pause, though. Having those two in the same quarterback room as him only makes Nussmeier even sharper on the practice field.