Anthony Jennings or Brandon Harris?
That’s a question that is becoming increasingly more popular as fall camp approaches.
The rising sophomore Jennings and early enrollee Harris created little separation exiting spring practice, and the battle will ensue in fall camp.
Cameron recently spoke with FoxSports’ Bruce Feldman about his three star freshmen, Harris, Malachi Dupre and Leonard Fournette, and how they aren’t developmental. You can read that here, but in doing so, he also discussed the strengths and weaknesses of his two quarterbacks vying for the job this season.
“Anthony and Brandon are both so young and they’re really good athletes,” Cameron said. “They’re probably sub 4.6 range. Brandon is really gonna improve as a runner and Anthony is really gonna improve as a passer. He ran a lot in high school but did not throw the ball vertically. Brandon was the opposite. He threw it vertically all the time. He’s gotta learn to check the ball down, while Anthony has to learn to push the ball down the field vertically.”
Jennings’ most memorable play last season came on the 49-yard vertical bomb he threw to Travin Dural for game winner against Arkansas. It completed a 99-yard comeback drive.
My gut says both Jennings and Harris will take snaps this season until one has a signature moment that helps solidify and justify being named the starter.
And while we’re talking about LSU’s quarterbacks, Les Miles talked about the lack of depth under center. It seems that running back Terrence Magee or receiver John Diarse could be the third-string quarterback.
“We have a number of guys that have played quarterback. Magee and Diarse. We’re looking at those guys,” Miles told The Advocate.
Currently, redshirt freshman and former two-star prospect Jake Clise is the third string quarterback.
“I think Clise is a very, very fine third if we’ve got to go to him,” Miles said. “I feel like we’re fine (at quarterback). I still think there’s some competition that’ll be served. I like where we’re at there.”
Should Harris or Jennings get injured, depth could come into play, and that isn’t too comforting with running quarterbacks.
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