When Les Miles says there is going to be a battle at a position, you can bank on it. The LSU head coach predicted there would be a competition at quarterback, and now it’s clear that there truly is one.
Freshman Brandon Harris, only a few months removed from his high school days, showed tremendous poise in outplaying sophomore Anthony Jennings — who was thought to become the starter this season — in a 42-14 victory by the White team against the Purple at the LSU spring game.
Harris put on a show for the 18,561 in attendance at Tiger Stadium, completing 11 of 28 passes for 195 yards and three touchdowns, and rushing for 75 yards on six carries including a 41-yard scamper.
On the flip side, Jennings picked up where he left off in the Outback Bowl against Iowa last season, throwing two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns in the first half. He finished with 9 completions on 17 attempts for 157 yards.
But Miles isn’t willing to give the job to either player just yet, making sure he keeps his QB cards close to the vest, as he usually does.
“We think that both guys are pretty good, and we would like to think that they would continue to improve and be well beyond where they are today,” Miles told Nola.com after the game. “I think both guys are good enough to be our quarterback.”
A quarterback controversy at LSU? Perish the thought.