LSU QB Nussmeier decides to redshirt

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Garrett Nussmeier
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After playing all but the first two offensive series for LSU against Arkansas this past weekend, freshman quarterback Garrett Nussmeier has decided to redshirt. As a result, he will not play in the final two games of the season or a potential bowl game.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said this week the decision whether to continue competing for the starting job or redshirt to preserve a year of eligibility was up to Nussmeier and his family. His father Doug is a former NFL quarterback and college football offensive coordinator who currently serves as the quarterbacks coach for the Dallas Cowboys.

Max Johnson remains the starter with walk-om Max Dowd as his backup. The Tigers’ starter for every game this season, the sophomore Johnson played the first series against the Razorbacks, going 3-for-6 passing for 21 yards before Nussmeier took over and went 18-of-31 for 179 yards with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions in a 16-13 overtime defeat at Tiger Stadium.

LSU is a 28.5 point favorite against ULM this week.

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