Les Miles reportedly received death threats following LSU’s opening weekend loss to Wisconsin — he wasn’t the only one.
According to former LSU quarterback Jamie Howard, Tigers signal caller Brandon Harris and his family also received several death threats after the defeat.
“I’ve tried to give him a little (advice) recently,” Howard, who played for LSU from 1992-95, said on the radio show. “He was having a really hard time getting the death threats. That really shocked him.”
Harris completed 12 of 21 passes for 131 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions against the Badgers at Lambeau Field. The Tigers lost the contest, 16-14.
“It shook him up when he got the death threats,” Howard said. “The only advice I’ve given him is, ‘The truth of the mater is everybody’s going to be watching you from the stands, how you handle yourself while you’re on the bench and how you deal with Danny and the coaching staff, but all of those people don’t matter. The only people that matter is what your teammates see. If they need you to go back into the game at some point, they need to be confident in you and see that you’re confident.’
The junior quarterback started LSU’s next game against Jacksonville State, but was shortly pulled from the contest in favor of Purdue transfer Danny Etling.
Etling started the Tigers’ Week 3 contest against Mississippi State, completing 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards and a touchdown.