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Les Miles: Quarterback Anthony Jennings leaving LSU

Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 20, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) before a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU coach Les Miles says he has granted quarterback Anthony Jennings' release to transfer to another school to finish his college football career.

Miles, who made the announcement on Thursday, says LSU wishes him ''nothing but good fortune'' and appreciates all he has done for the Tigers in his three seasons.

Jennings went 9-4 as LSU's starter, mostly as a sophomore in 2014, when he led the Tigers' offense during an Outback Bowl victory over Iowa.

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Last season, however, he lost the starting job to Brandon Harris. LSU also has acquired new quarterbacks who are expected to compete for playing time.

Jennings has appeared in a total 24 games for LSU. He completed 124-of-256 passes for 1,792 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also rushed for 310 yards and a touchdown.