A trio of LSU football titles in the 21st Century have been fueled by veteran quarterbacks. Matt Mauck in 2003, Matt Flynn in 2007 and Joe Burrow in 2019 were fifth-year seniors when they guided the Tigers to the victory circle.
The national championship runs of coaches Nick Saban, Les Miles and Ed Orgeron were delivered by exceptional quarterbacks with vast experience. The quality of the person at the helm of the offense is the rising tide that lifts all boats. Orgeron was 25-3 in two years with Burrow as his quarterback. His Tigers were 26-17 in four seasons without the Heisman Trophy winner on the field.
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