Very early Tuesday afternoon, Joe Burrow announced that, as many had expected, he had made a decision to transfer from Ohio State. Because he graduated from Ohio State, he can transfer and play immediately as a graduate student without having to sit out a year.
LSU and Cincinnati have been granted permission to speak to potential graduate transfer quarterback Joe Burrow, according to two reports.
So where will he land? Thanks to a redshirt season in 2015, he'll have two more years of eligibility.
LSU head coach Ed Orgeron previously said it was "very possible" the Tigers could add a graduate transfer quarterback, especially if Myles Brennan, Justin McMillan or Lowell Narcisse decide to leave the team. He ended the spring scrimmage with 238 pass yards and two touchdowns. Burrow was running behind Dwayne Haskins Jr.in the competition to replace the departed J.T. Barrett as starter.
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples reported LSU and Cincinnati have been granted permission to talk to Burrow, who announced his transfer from Ohio State earlier in the day.
While Orgeron doesn't make the list of coaches on the hot seat entering the 2018 campaign, he's aware of the pressure at LSU to win big every season.
Orgeron mentioned he does not believe any of his three quarterbacks have sought a transfer, but that could change after LSU declares one of the three the starter.