Etling: new and improved? Tigers say so

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ORLANDO, FL - DECEMBER 31: Danny Etling #16 of the LSU Tigers reacts after passing for a one-yard touchdown against the Louisville Cardinals in the second quarter of the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

LSU quarterback Danny Elting had offseason back surgery. Apparently, a repaired back has led to more zip on his throws. So, said LSU wide receiver DJ Chark at SEC media days in Hoover, Alabama.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said he hears good things about Etling, but he is not allowed to watch. He explained.

In 2016, Etling completed 59.5 percent of his throws, 11 for touchdowns. He was intercepted 5 times.

Ed Orgeron said the senior is the starting quarterback heading into fall camp.