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Miles not anointing Harris to LSU starter yet

Head coach Les Miles (Source: Jacques Doucet/WAFB) Head coach Les Miles (Source: Jacques Doucet/WAFB)

The LSU football squad practiced together and wore full pads for the first time of fall camp Tuesday morning. The general consensus among the media and others is that sophomore Brandon Harris has an edge for the starting quarterback spot at the moment. Some actually thing he’s got a significant lead. But somewhat predictably, head coach Les Miles wasn’t ready to anoint anyone just yet.

“It’s an ongoing process,” Miles said. “Both guys are playing better.” 

There is also no timetable or rush to name a starter.
“I’m not that guy, who’s going to make an early decision certainly,” Miles continued. “And again, I think both guys made progress this day. It’s the way it is.”
Some have speculated the coach already knows who the starter will be. But Miles disagreed with that opinion.
“No. I can tell you who took the first snaps. Brandon Harris took the first snaps. But Anthony Jennings took a good portion of them,” he said.
Team scrimmages will obviously play a large role in who will quarterback the Tigers this fall. LSU’s first scrimmage is scheduled for this Saturday in Tiger Stadium.
“Absolutely. All the live work, all of the view of that quarterback doing what that quarterback has to do – cadence, stem, motion, play, execution – all those
things,” said Miles.
Practices are now officially closed to the media. LSU opens their season September 5 in Tiger Stadium against McNeese State.

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