LSU coach Les Miles explains why QB Brandon Harris wasn't at SEC Media Days
LSU’s quarterback, Brandon Harris, was noticeably absent from this week’s SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama, leading to plenty of questions about his status as the team’s starter.
LSU coach Les Miles did his best to put those concerns to rest. He said at the event that there were simply three players ahead of Harris in the Media Days pecking order this year:
“Leonard Fournette. Ethan Pocic. Tre’Davious White,” Miles said naming the three players the Tigers brought to media days during their designated day on Thursday.
“That’s why,” he told Sirius/XM Radio.
Plus, Miles added, Harris didn’t need any extra responsibilities this offseason:
“We didn’t need to burden (Harris) with that,” Miles said before telling radio hosts that his quarterback will do his talking on the field – not off it on the league’s brightest stage at this annual event just south of Birmingham.
Though Harris’s Media Days absence has absolutely no bearing on his on-field play, it’s the offseason, so every little thing is a big deal for fans and media members alike.
However, it sounds like Fournette is tired of having to explain that Harris is the man at quarterback for LSU:
“Everybody’s asking me about Brandon,” running back Leonard Fournette said, surrounded by more than 40 reporters. “I think he’s going to do a marvelous job this year, guys.”
Harris threw for 2,165 yards and 13 touchdowns last season and added 226 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.
LSU opens the season on Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.