Finally, some clarity to LSU’s quarterback situation.

After a long offseason of discussion, debate and evaluation, the Tigers entered the game against Wisconsin without a clear starter.

Sophomore Anthony Jennings, though, threw every pass for LSU, and freshman Brandon Harris appeared overwhelmed during his short stint. The two still are listed as co-starters on the depth chart, but coach Les Miles made it clear that Jennings is the guy going forward.

“(Jennings) did the things he was supposed to, hit the passes he was supposed to hit, throw it away when he was supposed to throw it away,” Miles said during Tuesday’s press conference. “If he continues to play like that, I think we’ll have a certain level of excellence at that spot.”

Jennings completed 9-of-21 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns, helping the team orchestrate a 17-point comeback in the second half.

Miles added that the focus for this week’s game against Sam Houston State is making sure Jennings gets more comfortable leading the offense. Harris “is coming (along),” Miles said.

“It was obvious in that game that the opportunity for us to win was, certainly right now, is to get Anthony Jennings comfortable in there and let him play,” Miles said. “He did very well.”

Jennings played much better in the second half as he appeared to settle down. LSU rolled him out of the pocket and gave him a lot of one-read throws with the option to run, and also used several read option plays.

With Harris not ready to lead the team, with such a strong stable of young receivers and with an offensive line that should be good despite not playing to expectations against Wisconsin, it makes sense for the Tigers to pour as much time and energy into preparing Jennings for SEC play as possible.