LSU QB battle to resume with start of camp

Les Miles wants to evaluate his two quarterback through fall camp before deciding on a starter.

LSU coach Les Miles was asked Wednesday what was the most unsettled position on his team. His answer surprised nobody.


The Tigers enter fall camp Thursday without a clear starter at the position that created so much drama last season. It’ll once again be Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris battling for the right to lead the Tigers’ offense.

Speaking at a pre-camp press conference, Miles reverted back to a lot of the same rhetoric he used throughout 2014.

“We have to find us that starter,” he said. “Both guys are very talented. Both guys have more experience than they’ve had. We’ll be much improved.”

Jennings comes to camp fresh off his reinstatement last week. No charges were filed against him following his arrest in June when he allegedly entered a private dwelling to retrieve items that were stolen from him.

Miles did not say specifically what his punishment will be for that, only that it will be “internal.” Miles declined to say whether he’ll face any in-game suspension, but he did not give the impression that Jennings would.

“It’ll be an internal punishment,” Miles said. “He’s going to be reviewed completely. There’s a lot of punishment that’s already been derived.”

Jennings was allowed at the facility throughout his six-week suspension this summer. He was not permitted to participate in offseason team activities though, including 7-on-7 and conditioning.

Miles didn’t want to speculate whether that will have an adverse effect on his ability.

“I’ll expect whatever I see in practice,” Miles said. “[I don’t want to speculate] at this point, because in half a day we’ll be practicing. I imagine [Jennings will be] a brighter, more-experienced person and will perform with less-diminished skills.”

Harris did have the benefit of working exclusively with the other starters this summer. But again, Miles was mum on whether that will provide him any kind of advantage in the quarterback battle.

“He got more reps by far, but how much ground he made up, I’m not certain,” Miles said. “We’ll look at it when we get them to camp, evaluate early and late…

“We’ll see our best quarterback, and make the quality decision there.”

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