LSU needs nothing more than for Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings to up their level of play this spring. If you read between the lines enough, it’s sounded since last season that the coaching staff would love Harris to grab the starting job.

After a rough go of it last season, when he was unable to master the playbook, Harris sounds like he’s putting in all of the work necessary to be LSU’s quarterback this fall.

It starts with mastering the offense, an area where Harris told the media on Thursday he’s doing everything he needs to. That includes learning the playbook well enough that he knows when to check out of plays at the line of scrimmage.

“I haven’t messed up on a check all spring,” Harris told reporters. “I’m utilizing Cam (Cameron) more. …It’s like night and day compared to where I was last spring.”

Hearing that Harris is going to Cameron more is good news. The rising sophomore said earlier this spring that he didn’t ask all of the questions he should have last year, and now he’s trying to get all of the information he can out of Cameron, whom Harris has called one of the best offensive coordinators in the country.

Both of LSU’s quarterbacks looked lost at times throughout last season. Harris showed flashes of brilliance when he took over for Jennings in relief, but in his only start of the season he floundered. His lack of command of the offense was obvious, but he’s working to remedy that heading into his sophomore year.

Harris says he’s been hitting the weight room too. While he didn’t give his weight on Thursday, telling reporters he hadn’t weighed in yet (he was listed at 188 pounds last year), Harris said he’s gained a lot of arm and wrist strength since the season.

“I’m stronger. I think I’ve gained so much strength in the weight room. Now, more so with wrist velocity, wrist quickness…I can just flick my wrist and get it 60 yards,” Harris told reporters. “Cam’s just spent so much time with me getting my feet (set).”

Harris told the media he’s excited for this weekend’s scrimmage after what he called a great week of practice. As LSU works its way closer to the spring game on April 18, the picture at quarterback will start to get clearer. Les Miles said after the first scrimmage that Harris played better at quarterback, while Jennings was the better passer in the second scrimmage. If Harris keeps throwing touchdowns and avoids turnovers, the latter of which he told media on Thursday is what defines a good scrimmage for him, LSU can feel much better about its quarterback position.

Check out the videos below, courtesy of, to hear everything Harris had to say after Wednesday’s practice: