LSU quarterback Brandon Harris didn’t check out of as many pass plays as it seemed Saturday night against Mississippi State, according to head coach Les Miles. During his weekly radio show, Miles said his sophomore QB doesn’t have much autonomy to switch the play at the line of scrimmage.
“Harris has little freedom to check into things that we’ve not already given to him. We did not check much in the game at all,” Miles said, according to Marcus Rodrigue of The Advocate.
Harris was asked on Tuesday about LSU’s conservative game plan during a 21-19 victory over Mississippi State last weekend. Harris defended the game plan and said offensive coordinator Cam Cameron called more than 25 pass plays.
“A lot of pass plays were called at the line of scrimmage, and we had some blitz looks and some things where I don’t think we could have picked it up because we had a lot of guys going out for passes,” Harris told Rodrigue. “So at the line of scrimmage we checked into run plays, and those run plays broke off for 14 yards. That’s a positive.”
Harris’ statement could have been in an attempt to avoid blaming his coaches for a safe game plan last weekend. Whether Harris is given more control over LSU’s offense against Auburn will be something to watch.
Miles: "Harris has little freedom to check into things that we've not already given to him. We did not check much in the game at all." #LSU
— Marcus Rodrigue (@_rodriguemarcus) September 17, 2015