The same day that LSU pumped up starting quarterback Brandon Harris at SEC Media Days, an in-state school announced its acceptance of the quarterback who Harris beat out for the Tigers job.
According to the school’s official website, former LSU QB Anthony Jennings has signed a grant-in-aid to play for the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns.
“We are excited about Anthony joining our program and competing for the starting quarterback position this fall,” Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth said. “He has been a starting quarterback in the SEC and he led his team to nine wins. Being a senior, he will bring a wealth of experience to the position.”
According to the release, Jennings will be eligible to play for the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2016.
Jennings started 12 games for LSU in the 2014 season, throwing for 1,611 yards and 11 touchdowns. But he lost his starting job to Harris in 2015, and was relegated to a reserve role for much of the season.
Rather than play behind Harris for another season, Jennings decided to transfer out of the program following the conclusion of last season.