LSU Star Joe Burrow Gets Brutally Honest About Urban Meyer
LSU star Joe Burrow got brutally honest about Urban Meyer in a new interview.
Burrow, the son of a former University of Nebraska, NFL and CFL player, has been one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of this college football season.
His LSU team is currently undefeated and looks primed to challenge for a College Football Playoff berth under his leadership.
Furthermore, his shootout with Sam Ehlinger in LSU’s memorable victory over Texas earlier in the year remains one of the most impressive performances by any quarterback this season.
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All that being said, it wasn’t always sunshine and rainbows for Burrow.
Once upon a time, before he got to LSU, he was just a backup quarterback under Urban Meyer at Ohio State.
Recently Burrow was asked what it felt like when his former coach poked at him and told him he threw like a girl.
“Yeah, coach Meyer when he gets a new quarterback there as a freshman, he kind of pokes and prods them to see what they can take,” he replied.
“And then if they can go out and execute while he’s back there yelling at them so he kind of mimics environments you’re going to see on the road.
“So he wants to see if their quarterbacks can handle it,” he continued.
“So he would be back there yelling at me saying, ‘You’re a DII quarterback, you can’t throw’ and just see if you can handle it as a quarterback.”
Burrow never got his chance to prove himself to Meyer, having to fight for playing time against guys like J.T. Barrett, Cardale Jones, and Dwayne Haskins – but he is more than making up for lost time now with LSU.