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SEC Power Looks Very Bad With How It Is Handling Quarterback Transfer

Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium.

BATON ROUGE, LA - SEPTEMBER 19: Fans watch during the game between the Louisiana State University Tigers and the University of Louisiana-Lafatette Ragin' Cajuns at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

LSU football lost two quarterbacks to transfer in back-to-back days a week ago—Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse.

The decisions don't come as a major surprise. Ohio State transfer Joe Burrow is expected to be the starter, and former four-star recruit Myles Brennan has been his main competition.

After the two players elected to leave, head coach Ed Orgeron went as far as to say that he dind't blame them for the decision:

That's a nice statement to make. However, LSU football's actions haven't exactly taken the same tact.

LSU football is blocking Justin McMillan from transferring from other SEC programs, as well as those that appear on the team's upcoming schedules.

According to The Advocate, he was set to make a decision, until he was informed that his new choice had been blocked. It sounds like it was to an SEC East team that LSU will play over the next two years.

Former LSU quarterback Justin McMillan thought he was all set to transfer to his next school, when that school told him he’d been blocked by the LSU athletic department. McMillan said he was informed Wednesday by an SEC school, which he would not disclose, that his recruitment had been halted because of the block. McMillan said he "knew he was going to get blocked from the SEC West," but he thought he was under the impression he might play for other SEC schools.

Florida is LSU's permanent cross-over from the SEC East. This year, the Tigers face Georgia, and they get Vanderbilt in the rotation next year, so there's a chance that was the pick. Schools blocking transfers is usually pretty unpopular. This is made even worse by the fact that the SEC is lifting in-conference transfer restrictions for graduates in October anyway.

Orgeron's program just doesn't look good at all here. We've seen outside pressure lead schools to reverse these decisions, and with the rule change coming so soon, hopefully the Tigers do the sensible thing here.

[The Advocate]