Following LSU's 120-play scrimmage Saturday, the second of Fall Camp for the Tigers, head coach Les Miles declared his quarterback battle to be ongoing.
Sophomore Brandon Harris led off the first-team reps, according to Miles, but he and junior Anthony Jennings did split snaps with the starters throughout the workout, which began in Tiger Stadium but concluded in the Indoor Facility.
“I think there’s real competition there,” Miles told reporters. “We are encouraging it. Both are improving and they need to continue to improve as we go through the season. We are going to play the best quarterback. I think both guys are improving, and of all the things, that’s what has to take place.”
“We got a good majority of our work done in Tiger Stadium before we were interrupted by lighting,” continued Miles. “Not a bad day. I think we are a good football team. There needs to be some things that we have to get tightened up (such as) pre-snap penalties on offense.
“Defensively, we are a fast and physical defense. We had a difficult time running against that first team defense and a difficult time throwing it against them as well.”
The running backs enjoyed a productive go, with Leonard Fournette reportedly rushing for 100 yards on 10 carries while fellow sophomore Darrel Williams totaled 31 yards on eight carries and Harris added 15 yards on five totes.
All-told Miles indicated the LSU offense racked up 270 yards rushing and 250 more through the air with an alleged seven touchdowns being scored against one interception.
“It was really a lot of snaps and some quality films for us to study and learn from,” Miles said. “It was LSU vs. LSU (scheme). None of the stuff that we were doing today was specific to any opponent. All in all, nobody got hurt and we played tackle football for majority of the day.”
Miles went on to say that freshmen Derrius Guice and Donte Jackson factored into the return game, punt and kickoff, and that both will join Fournette and Tre'Davious White as the primary return men this fall.
LSU kicks off its 2015 season at home the night of Sept. 5 against in-state foe McNeese State.
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