LSU may put Kirklin in at QB for Wildcat against Georgia

October 11, 2018 - 6:44 am

Tiger Rag Editor James Moran reporting

Jontre Kirklin has only spent a few days of practice working with the offense, but LSU apparently already has a plan in place to get the converted defensive back involved.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron confirmed on Wednesday morning that Kirklin had asked to switch sides of the ball, a move the staff had wanted to make for some time.

“We’re always looking for players on our roster that are not playing,” Orgeron said on his call-in radio show on Wednesday night. “I want the best athletes on the field regardless of position.”

Kirklin, a former All-State quarterback at Lutcher High School, finished his prep career with 147 touchdowns, more than 7,500 yards passing and over 3,000 rushing yards.

With that in mind, Orgeron hinted that Kirklin could see action in a wildcat package. Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire has previously filled that role, but Kirklin could theoretically be a threat to run or pass in such a formation.

“We’ve got a small package for him,” Orgeron said. “If (offensive coordinator) Steve (Ensminger) feels like we can use him this week, we’ll use him.”

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