LSU finally has its starting quarterback.
After meeting with reporters Monday night, coach Les Miles announced that sophomore Brandon Harris would “absolutely” take the first snaps against McNeese State this Saturday, according to ESPN’s David Ching.
Harris, a sophomore from Bossier City, La., had been in a heated competition with junior Anthony Jennings who started at quarterback most of last season.
Both quarterbacks played last season and had plenty of issues. Harris had a lot of fun (note the sarcasm) playing against SEC West rival Auburn, where he threw only three completions for 58 yards.
Miles did tell reporters that he wouldn’t hesitate to play both guys, according to TheAdvocate.com’s Ross Dellenger, but it seems like Harris did just enough to win the starting job and has continued to improve.
There were more questions than answers Monday morning when LSU released its first depth chart that had both Jennings “or” Harris listed as the starter. But now, LSU has “the guy,” which is what they need.
Harris has an insane amount of weapons at his disposal: a solid offensive line in front of him and one of the best running backs in the country behind him in Leonard Fournette.
Lee Corso said that LSU would win the national championship this season. Can LSU do it with Brandon Harris?
Miles: Brandon Harris "absolutely" will take first snap Saturday. Called it a foregone conclusion.
— David Ching (@ESPNChing) September 1, 2015
Miles says he "wouldn't hesitate" to play both if need be. #LSU
— Ross Dellenger (@DellengerAdv) September 1, 2015