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LSU's quarterback competition will be a fun battle to watch

Anthony Jennings led LSU to wins against Arkansas and Iowa Anthony Jennings led LSU to wins against Arkansas and Iowa
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

LSU opened spring practice Saturday with beautiful weather and a lot of questions marks. Who will start at quarterback, wide receiver, linebacker, safety and right guard?

Coach Les Miles set the stage for a spring of competition and new faces.

Our first report is a look at the competition for the starting quarterback position.

The quarterback battle will of course be the most followed and intriguing.

Sophomore quarterback Anthony Jennings led LSU to a last minute win against Arkansas, but struggled in the Tigers win against Iowa.

Jennings will be pushed by redshirt freshman Hayden Rettig and early enrollee Brandon Harris.

"The older guys obviously know cadence, so there's some comfort there," Miles said of the advantage Jennings and Rettig have over Harris. "We want to allow a quality competitive environment for Brandon Harris and the other quarterbacks. We have to bring Brandon up to speed to get comfortable with the offense then see who's best.

"I felt both quarterbacks, Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings, have gotten stronger and more capable. Brandon, in his short amount of time here, has gained some weight and strengths and looks a little bit better. Hayden Rettig's lost some weight, looks better, and he had a nice practice today."

It could very well be a late decision on a starting quarterback, but Miles does like experience and that is the one thing Jennings has that Rettig and Harris do not.

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