LSU football: Les Miles has yet to name a starter for Saturday

The LSU Tigers seemingly have a bit of a strange situation at quarterback on their hands entering into Saturday’s SEC opener against Mississippi State. However, head coach Les Miles has yet to decide between Brandon Harris and Danny Etling and likely won’t until later in the week.

Miles spoke with reporters after practice on Monday and made it very clear that there is a competition going on between Etling and Harris. He said that he would speak with his team and may not even actually name a starter until game time.

“I will not name a starter until I talk to my team,” Miles said. “And, that’s whether I will name a starter.”

The Tigers take on SEC West rival Mississippi State on Saturday and they hope to get better quarterback production from either player in a very important game. Harris is 13-25 with 139 yards and one touchdown and two interceptions in two games this year, while Etling replaced Harris and went 6-14 with 100 yards and a touchdown and an interception against Jacksonville State Saturday.

Whatever happens for the Tigers, the quarterback will be happy to know that running back Leonard Fournette, who missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, is expected to be on the field against the Bulldogs.

LSU and Mississippi State take the field at 7 p.m. EST on ESPN2.

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