With the start of the LSU football season just seven weeks away, we take a look at how the Tigers shape up at each position.
The LSU football team boasts one of the most talented rosters in the nation in 2015.
If everything falls into place, the Bayou Bengals could find themselves atop the SEC at the end of the year. If not, they could be looking at another subpar season.
Here is a look at what to expect at each position in 2015.Sep 13, 2014; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) and quarterback Brandon Harris (6) prior to a game against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The biggest question mark for the LSU football team this season is easily at the quarterback position.
Last year’s starter Anthony Jennings is suspended indefinitely for an arrest last month. Meanwhile, Brandon Harris has only made one career start.
Neither player was able to separate themselves as the starter during spring practice. Even with Jennings’ uncertain status with the team, head coach Les Miles claims that the quarterback competition will continue.
“I’m confident in both guys,” Miles told a room full of reporters at SEC Media Days. “There are some advantages that Brandon’s had. We’ll have to see how that works out. Competition will decide who starts. There will be plenty of opportunity for Brandon Harris to make his case long before we play the first game. Same thing is true for Anthony.”
After a 2014 season in which the Tigers had the worst passing attack in the SEC, fans would be hoping for more certainty at the position. That does not appear to be the case, although each player will return with much more experience than last season.
No matter who wins the starting job, LSU’s success in 2015 is going to be largely determined by quarterback play.
Overachieving at the position could potentially lead to a College Football Playoff appearance. Similar results as last year will likely result in another disappointing season.