Orgeron says Myles Brennan will practice, start vs. Auburn if healthy

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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said Monday that starting quarterback Myles Brennan will return to practice in a limited capacity this week, but that his status for Saturday’s game vs. Auburn is still in question.

“Myles is going to practice a little bit today, Jack (Marucci) is going to get him accelerated throughout the week,” Orgeron said. “I don’t know if he is going to play. He may play, it all depends on how practice goes this week.”

Brennan’s missed the last two weeks while he recovered from a lower body injury. Orgeron said Brennan will “do about 25 percent” and see how his body responds to the workload. He added that if Brennan is not 100 percent by kick off Saturday at 2:30 p.m., that he would hold the junior out for his second-straight game.

“If he can’t play, obviously, TJ (Finley) has done a great job for us. Max is going to do a great job.”

Finley started in place of Brennan Saturday and lead LSU to a 52-24 win against South Carolina. He accounted for three scores in that victory and drew praise from Orgeron for his poise as well as his play.