Brandon Harris may have expected to lose his job as LSU’s starting quarterback after a shaky start to the season in which he threw a game-sealing interception during the Tigers’ loss against Wisconsin.

But it doesn’t look like he expected this.

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Harris and his family received death threats following that game, former LSU quarterback Jamie Howard said on ESPN 104.5 FM’s Culotta & The Prince radio show on Wednesday morning. Howard, who played in Baton Rouge from 1992-1995, said he received such threats himself in 1994 after throwing six interceptions at Auburn.

“I’ve tried to give him a little (advice) recently,” Howard said during the radio interview. “He was having a really hard time getting the death threats. That really shocked him.”

Harris was 13-of-25 for 139 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions this season before getting replaced by Danny Etling in LSU’s win against Jacksonville State on Sept. 10. The junior, who started every game for the Tigers last season has not played since then.

“He’s doing well,” Howard said. “He’s a great kid. I’m hoping he’ll get through it. This will be good for him in the long-term. I think he’ll end up being fine.”