After five practices, including the first in pads on Monday, it seems that LSU might have a leader in its quarterback competition.
According to the Shreveport Times, sophomore Brandon Harris has taken all of the first-team reps thus far, although previously suspended junior Anthony Jennings has been getting a significant number of reps as well.
LSU coach Les Miles, however, wouldn't go so far as to name Harris the leader, indicating that it's still a wide-open competition with more than 20 practices remaining.
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"Quarterback race is just what it is," Miles reportedly told the media after Monday's practice. "Will take some time. I'm saying it's an ongoing process. Both guys are playing better."
He added, "I'm not that guy that's going to make an early decision, certainly. And again, I think, including today, both guys made progress this day. So it's the way it is."
Jennings started 12 of the Tigers' 13 games last year but completed only 48.9 percent of his 227 passes with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The highly recruited Harris also saw regular time but was only marginally better, completing 55.6 percent of his 45 passes with six touchdowns and two picks.