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LSU football QB Myles Brennan leaves program, retires from football

The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette) 8/15/2022 Koki Riley, Lafayette Daily Advertiser
Myles Brennan as LSU Football held its first spring practice of the season under new Head Coach Brian Kelly. Thursday, March 24, 2022 © Andre Broussard/ Special to The Daily Advertiser Myles Brennan as LSU Football held its first spring practice of the season under new Head Coach Brian Kelly. Thursday, March 24, 2022

BATON ROUGE - LSU football quarterback Myles Brennan has left the program and is retiring from football, the school announced Monday.

Brennan was competing for the starting job with redshirt freshman Garrett Nussmeier and senior Jayden Daniels. The Tigers also have freshman Walker Howard, although he will likely redshirt this season.

"I am forever grateful for every opportunity I've been given, every obstacle I've overcome and every second I've been a Tiger," Brennan wrote on Instagram. "However, after five seasons, it is time for me to start a new chapter in my life. I am announcing today that I will be stepping away from football."

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Brennan was not at practice Monday morning during the 30-minute viewing portion that was available to the media.

“We are grateful to Myles for everything he has done for LSU Football,” first-year LSU coach Brian Kelly said in a school release. “Myles is a great leader who has made a tremendous impact on this program, and he has earned the respect of everyone here through his commitment and love for LSU.

“Myles has always embodied the traits required to fulfill our mission to graduate champions, and we have full confidence those traits will help him succeed at every step in his journey as he moves forward.” 

During Monday's practice, Daniels and Nussmeier split snaps with the first-team offense during the allotted viewing time for the media.

While Nussmeier was a limited participant at practice due to a grade 1 ankle sprain, Daniels took the lion's share of snaps with the first team while Brennan took second-team reps on Thursday. The media were allowed to view the entirety of practice on Thursday.

Daniels was a three-year starter at Arizona State before transferring to LSU this offseason. He threw for 6,024 yards, ran for 1,288 and found the end zone 45 times in 29 starts for the Sun Devils. 

Nussmeier played in four games as a freshman last season but did not make any starts. He threw for 329 yards and completed 50.7% of his passes.

This season would have been Brennan's sixth with the program. He made three starts in 2020 after serving as a backup for three seasons. He sat out the 2021 season after breaking his left arm in a fishing accident just before the start of preseason practices.

In his three starts, Brennan had 11 touchdown passes and 1,112 passing yards. He finishes his LSU career with 13 touchdowns, six interceptions and 1,712 passing yards.

Koki Riley covers LSU sports for The Daily Advertiser and the USA TODAY Sports South Region. Email him at kriley@theadvertiser.com and follow him on Twitter at @KokiRiley.

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