LSU quarterbacks Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris will compete this week to be the Tigers’ starting quarterback at Florida, coach Les Miles said at his weekly press conference Monday.
Harris, a true freshman, struggled in his first career start in the 41-7 loss at Auburn on Saturday and injured his right ankle. He finished 3 for 14 for 58 yards, 52 of which came on one pass.
Jennings, who started the first five games of the season, entered to complete 5 of 10 passes for 84 yards.
Miles said Harris will practice Monday. The QB was wearing a walking boot on his right foot after Saturday’s game.
- Middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith will “play most” from this point forward, Miles said Monday. Beckwith has been backing up starter D.J. Welter for the first six games of the season. Welter didn’t play in the second half after being yanked in the second quarter. Miles would not name Beckwith the starter.
- Fullback Connor Neighbors may miss at least one day of practice this week, Miles said. Neighbors injured himself at Auburn. He suffered a concussion in the win over New Mexico State the week before. Defensive tackle Quentin Thomas is getting closer to returning to practice, but Miles is uncertain of his exact status, he said. Thomas has missed the last two games with an injured left arm.