Last season, the LSU Tigers quarterback situation was pretty bleak. Both redshirt sophomore Brandon Harris and junior Anthony Jennings split significant time in 2014, but neither one produced the numbers like that of LSU greats Matt Mauck, Jamarcus Russell and Matt Flynn.
There is good news for Tigers fans, however, as head coach Les Miles said on Monday afternoon that the quarterback situation is much better this year than it was last season.
Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee shared a quote of Miles saying the situation was “night and day” better compared to 2014.
LSU HC Les Miles on the QB race between Jennings and Harris pic.twitter.com/NhiRJXj5sr
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) August 10, 2015
Miles also told 247Sports that Harris took the first team snaps during the Tigers’ first day of fall training camp on Monday. This was expected as Jennings was just recently reinstated to the team after his mid-July arrest and subsequent suspension.
“I can tell you who took the first snaps, it was Brandon,” Miles said. “It’s an ongoing process. Both guys are getting better, and the quarterback play will be better.
“I think he’s competing. He made a couple nice plays today.”
If I were a betting man, which I am, I would expect to see both Harris and Jennings to get reps in the team’s opening game against McNeese State on September 5 and possibly into the foreseeable future.
Whatever the case may be, if LSU wants to compete for a conference crown and make its claim at a spot in the 2016 College Football Playoff, their quarterback situation is going to have to be astronomically better than it has been in the past two seasons.
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