One of the spring’s biggest mysteries has officially been solved.
Quarterback Anthony Jennings has been granted his release to transfer from LSU, coach Les Miles announced on Thursday.
Jennings is expected to stay at LSU until he can graduate this summer.
The quarterback went 9-4 as a starter for the Tigers, including a victory over Iowa in the 2014 Outback Bowl. He started all but one game as a sophomore.
“Anthony did a lot of really good things for our program,” Miles said via a release. “As a freshman, he came in for an injured Zach Mettenberger and led us to a last-minute win over Arkansas and then he helped us to eight wins the following year as a sophomore.
“This is an opportunity for Anthony to put himself in a position to help another team have success. We wish him nothing but good fortune in the future and we appreciate all that he did while he was part of our program.”
In a three-year career with LSU, Jennings appeared in 24 games and started 13. He passed for 1,792 yards go to along with 12 touchdowns.
In his absence, former Purdue transfer Danny Etling will take over as the Tigers’ primary backup to Brandon Harris this spring.
— Anthony Jennings (@JENNINGSWINNING) March 11, 2016