Wednesday August 26th, 2015

LSU head coach Les Miles said Tuesday that sophomore Brandon Harris is leading the team's current competition for the starting quarterback job. 

While speaking to reporters after the team's last preseason scrimmage on Tuesday, Miles said Brandon Harris “certainly” has the lead.

“We like both of our guys,” Miles said. “Brandon Harris is certainly the leader at this point.”

Junior Anthony Jennings, who started 12 of 13 games last season, is also in competition for the starting spot.

As a freshman, Harris played in nine games, starting one. That season, the 6'3" quarterback threw for 452 yards and six touchdowns. Jennings, who was suspended for six weeks during the summer due to an arrest, completed only 48.9% of his passes last season. 

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Harris has been receiving the bulk of first-string snaps since preseason began on Aug. 6.  “He's put himself in position based on a summer's body of work,” Miles stated regarding Harris, “He's continued that path.”

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