Les Miles: Both quarterbacks could play against Wisconsin
If you’re expecting a quarterback decision from Les Miles in the next couple of days, think again.
Miles confirmed yesterday the Tigers aren’t naming a starter until two days prior to the Wisconsin game, and that may not even matter, because he sounded optimistic yesterday that both quarterbacks — Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris — will play against the Badgers.
“I think there’s an opportunity to see both quarterbacks play,” Miles told The Advocate. “We have a full game week and several practices this week left so I think I’ll wait before describing exactly how we’d like to play these guys.”
Neither Jennings or Harris has really separated himself from the preseason quarterback battle, and it’s not surprising that Miles thinks both quarterbacks will play.
I’ve maintained all along that Jennings should get the start at a neutral field against a ranked opponent. Had the Badgers been visiting Tiger Stadium, the quarterback decision may have been different for Miles and Cam Cameron.
Knowing Jennings has the most experience, I still expect him to get the start, but that doesn’t mean that Harris won’t see time on the second or third series of the game should the offense need a spark.
At this point, it doesn’t matter which quarterback gets the start. What matters is which quarterback has a signature moment to keep him the starter throughout the season.