LSU Tigers quarterback Brandon Harris is currently taking first team reps with running back Leonard Fournette while Anthony Jennings works with the second team. Ross Dellenger of The Advocate reported the story on Twitter.
#LSU QB Brandon Harris was taking the snaps with first stringers Fournette and Moore. Jennings with the No. 2 RB/FB.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 6, 2015
Brandon Harris continues to work with No. 1 group at QB. #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) August 7, 2015
— Jerit Roser (@JeritRoser) August 7, 2015
This could likely be due to Jennings recently being reinstated from a suspension following his and two other teammates being arrested on burglary charges, and coach Les Miles could just want him to work with the second team for the sole purpose of getting back into the swing of things. However, Harris’ overall talent cannot be ignored.
Harris, entering his sophomore season, completed 25 of 45 pass attempts for 452 yards and six touchdowns over eight games last year. He also ran for 159 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries. Jennings was no slouch either, throwing for 1,611 yards and 11 touchdowns, but only completed 48.9 percent of his passes. Even though LSU’s offense focuses more on the running back, having a quarterback with respectable accuracy is important.
Thus, though Jennings was the starter last season, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Harris was the Tigers’ starter under center in the season opener against McNeese State on September 5.
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