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            LSU’s Ed Orgeron on Myles Brennan for Alabama game: 'He’s very doubtful the way it is’

            (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

            LSU quarterback Myles Brennan looks to pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Columbia, Mo.AP

            LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday during his weekly radio show quarterback Myles Brennan’s “very doubtful” to play against Alabama.

            Both the Tigers (2-3) and the No. 2 Tide (6-0) have a bye week Saturday and are set to meet on Nov. 14.

            Brennan took the practice field for the first time in full pads since he suffered an abdominal injury on Oct. 10 against Missouri.

            “He tried to practice today,” Orgeron said on his show, per The Advocate. “He practiced a little bit. It wasn’t very good. It was hurting. So, we’re going to see again tomorrow and see how much he can practice next week. Right now, I’d have to say he’s very doubtful the way it is.”

            The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Brennan missed two straight games. LSU, meanwhile, has turned to true freshman TJ Finley in Brennan’s absence.

            In the 48-11 loss to Auburn, LSU struggled to find any sort of offensive balance against Auburn, rushing for only 32 yards on 27 carries. Finley completed 13 of 24 passes for 143 yards before getting pulled in the third quarter for third-string quarterback Max Johnson. LSU’s offense went 5 of 17 on third downs.

            While the LSU offense is struggling, the defense isn’t much better. The Tigers aren’t defending much of anything right now. They’re 89th in total defense and are averaging 33.6 points, which ranks 73rd.

            LSU will play three teams that entered last week ranked inside the top 10 during the second half of its schedule, starting with Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide.

            Mark Heim is a sports reporter for The Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Mark_Heim.