1 HARRIS HOLDS THE LEAD
Brandon Harris took about a half-dozen more snaps in Saturday’s scrimmage than Anthony Jennings, maintaining his hold on the first-string quarterback position. Surprisingly, this has ceased to become news. News will be when/if Jennings can reclaim the starting job. Until then, assume Harris will grant LSU fans their wish.
2 GROUND AND POUND
LSU has never had a 20 carry per game back under Les Miles. Leonard Fournette could easily be that guy (he averaged just 14.4 per game in 2014), but he is also LSU’s No. 1 kickoff return man. Miles was noncommital, saying he likes fresh backs. Fournette said he’ll do whatever. We’ll continue to take the under on his carries.
3 RECEIVERS HAVE TO GIVE MORE
Miles said his QBs were 20 of 34 passing Saturday but were victimized by five drops and committed some pre-snap alignment penalties. Travin Dural and Trey Quinn were out with injuries, but the news is disturbing. As we’ve written about LSU’s passing game, making it better isn’t just on the quarterbacks.
4 FAST AND LOOSE
Defensive backs crowded around their coach, Corey Raymond, as he did an interview, clowning and taking selfies. Colby Delahoussaye interviewed Fournette in a mock Boudreaux and Thibodeaux accent. There are many diverse opinions about this LSU team, but they appear relaxed and confident.