Why No LSU Player Wants One of Likely No. 1 Pick Joe Burrow’s ‘Looks’

Tigers QB has subtle way of showing disapproval

Talk to players around LSU’s practice facility and they’ll tell you that Joe Burrow has a “look.”

Thaddeus Moss said he saw that look Saturday during the No. 1 Tigers’ 58-37 win at Ole Miss after one of the game’s viral plays.

During the victory, Burrow ran the ball up the middle of the field and shortly after making a cut, essentially ran over an official. The moment had his teammates both confused and amused as they watched the play.

“I wanted to ask Joe what he was looking for,” sophomore receiver Ja’Marr Chase said with a smile. “Because he made a cut, but I was trying to figure out where he was trying to cut too. I know he’d seen the ref right there.” 

Burrow was tackled shortly after colliding with the official on the 15-yard gain and told him “he was going to be a little sore tomorrow.”

Moss said he saw the look that’s now famous among Burrow’s teammates around then.

“Joe gives looks all the time,” Moss said. “So when he ran him over, he gave a look and I was just laughing because I already know what’s going through Joe’s head.”

Burrow admitted to having a “look,” one he said he often flashes when ”something doesn’t go exactly as I had planned.” However, he said that instance wasn’t one of those times.

“I gave 'em to a ref a couple different times during the game but I don’t think it was that one though,” Burrow said with a laugh.

Burrow said he usually doesn’t have to say much when he shoots his teammates that “look” and part of that comes from all of the extra work they put in together, over the summer in order to improve. Those extra sessions have yielded great timing and chemistry between Burrow and his receivers. 

“If you know where someone is going to be on a Saturday morning in June, you know where they are going to be on a Saturday morning in the fall,” Burrow said.

That is part of the reason the Tigers’ offense has been so successful and the quarterback has been able to rewrite LSU’s record books this season.

With two games remaining ahead of the SEC championship and a likely appearance in the College Football Playoff, Burrow has the most completions (268), yards (3,687), touchdown passes (38), 300-yard games (8) and consecutive completions (17) any quarterback has had in a single season at LSU.

Some of those records belonged to Rohan Davey and Burrow said the former LSU quarterback has encouraged to try break as many records as possible.

“He wants me to get to 4,000 (yards),” Burrow said. “That’s obviously more than he had in 2001 so he’s wanted me to break all of his records. He knows how special we can be on offense.” 

Burrow, however, is just focused on winning and is looking to keep the 10-0 Tigers rolling this weekend when they host Arkansas Saturday night at 6 p.m. in Tiger Stadium.

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