BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU's lack of a competent quarterback will hold back the Tigers this season. That's the national perspective, anyway. However, head coach Les Miles continues to preach something entirely different when speaking of junior Anthony Jennings and sophomore Brandon Harris.
"They're night and day better than last year completely," Miles told 9Sports following an appearance an American Red Cross event Tuesday afternoon in Tiger Stadium. "Spring to spring, very market improvement. Both guys are really looking to come into the fall with experience. Both guys, you put them on the field, they've taken a great number of snaps now. They're different than they were a year ago."
Many people view Harris as the "X Factor" on the 2015 Tigers. If he could somehow progress and contribute significantly, the feeling is LSU could challenge for an SEC and perhaps national championship. When Coach Miles was asked if he trusted the Shreveport native more, there was no hesitation.
"Absolutely," he quickly responded. "He was probably ill-prepared by the coach to put him into the Auburn game, but much improved."
Harris was just 3-14 passing for 58 yards in a disastrous 41-7 loss at Auburn. It was his one start of the season before barely seeing any playing time in the final seven games last year. Jennings completed just 48.9 percent of his passes and averaged only 123.1 yards per game through the air.