LSU coach Ed Orgeron announced on Thursday that freshman QB TJ Finley is starting for LSU in Saturday’s game against South Carolina.

Finley nudged out another freshman Max Johnson, a former four-star prospect out of Watkinsville, Georgia. Orgeron said the decision came down to a “flip of a coin,” and that Finley made a couple more plays in practice this week.

“He took it like a man,” Orgeron said on Johnson’s reaction to not getting the nod. “He was fine. I wish I could start both of them. It was a hard decision, I could’ve started either one of them.”

Finley is set to be the first true freshman quarterback to start his first game in Tiger Stadium since Herb Tyler in 1995.