We’re about two weeks away from the start of the 2014 college football season, and there is some concern among the LSU Tigers fan base. That concern is that head coach Les Miles has not yet named a successor to Zach Mettenberger at quarterback. The choices he has on the table are stud freshman Brandon Harris, and Anthony Jennings, who started the team’s bowl game this past January after Mettenberger suffered his knee injury.
Well, Miles has absolutely no timetable for when he will name the starter. He recently told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that when he feels that one is rising above the other, then he will make the announcement that everyone is waiting for.
“I think the naming of a starter will be when one separates himself from the other,” Miles said. “We’re not there. I can tell you that accountability and the length of time that you need to stand in that pocket and learn the offense in my opinion both quarterbacks need that time.
“When it’s appropriate or when it’s right or two quarterbacks aren’t going to play, we’ll name a starter. But that’s never really been the key to me. The key has always been the competition.”
While Jennings has the experience of not only playing in the bowl game, but finishing off the game against Arkansas in which Mettenberger was injured, Harris has done nothing to shy the coaching staff away from considering him.
Time is ticking, but this has turned into one of the better battles to watch play out as the season approaches.