LSU Spring Game 2022: Live stream, watch online, TV channel, start time, date, scenarios to watch
LSU moved on from the Ed Orgeron era midway through last season, just a year and a half after leading the Tigers to a national championship. Former Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has taken his place as head of the Tiger family in hopes of moving the program back to the top of the college football pecking order.
It’s been a pretty good offseason at Baton Rouge. Quarterback Myles Brennan came in and then back from the transfer gate, while three-year-old starting quarterback Jayden Daniels joined the program from Arizona State. And Kelly has taken the social media world by storm with some, shall we say, questionable marketing and recruitment positions.
Kelly will lead his team onto the field at Tiger Stadium for the annual spring game on Saturday. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect.
How to watch the LSU 2022 Spring Game live
Date: Saturday April 12 | Weather: 2 p.m. ET
Location: Tiger Stadium — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
TV: SEC+ network | Direct: ESPN+
LSU 2022 Spring Game: Need to Know
1. Quarterback Depth Chart: Brennan has started the first three games in 2020 and Daniels is the veteran of the group, but keep an eye out for Garrett Nussmeier. The redshirt freshman played the majority of LSU’s season-ending game against Arkansas, passing 18 of 31 for 179 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in his fourth game of the season.
“It’s a lot more about the technical stuff,” Kelly said, by 247Sports. “Look, he’s a young man with great, incredible confidence. He fits in a phone booth as well as anyone I’ve been around. He’s got the makeup of a great quarterback. But there was this development, technically, which was, I think, from my perspective, nice to see as we got through the spring, and yes, he’s doing a really good job.
It’s clear that Kelly sees him as a contender, and it will be interesting to see what he asks Nussmeier to do on Saturday. Brennan has the familiarity, Daniels has the experience and Nussmeier might have the most upside.
2. Defensive Front: Freshman defensive coordinator Matt House isn’t married to a specific scheme, so expect LSU to try different combinations of personnel in 3-4 and 4-3 formations to see where each player excels. Edge threat BJ Ojulari is set for a breakout season, and the main scheme could hinge on whether he excels with his hand in the dirt or comes off the edge in a 3-4. Ali Gaye has returned and should anchor on the other side of the defensive line. The rest should come together naturally. LSU has plenty of depth along the defensive line, and watching where they line up during the spring game will likely give fans a rough draft of the depth chart heading into the summer.
3. Establish what the rotation of the running back looks like: Sophomore Corey Kiner announced his transfer to Cincinnati earlier this week, which provided more clarity to the running room. It’s still top-loaded, though. John Emery Jr., who could be held back a bit this weekend with an ankle injury, is back after being out last year and will likely come on in the fall as running back No. 1. Armoni Goodwin, Tre Bradford and Josh Williams are all in contention for runs behind him with a rotation yet to be determined. Don’t count Noah Cain either. The former Penn State star and top-notch rookie will arrive later this summer to earn some serious playing time.