LSU Football Coach Les Miles told reporters on the SEC teleconference that he would like to keep it in-house on who will start at quarterback this Saturday against Mississippi State. But the head coach still gave us a strong clue that it will be Danny Etling.
"I can't imagine that Danny Etling would not take the first snaps but we're going to let the week play out if you don't mind."
Etling replaced a struggling Brandon Harris in the second quarter in last Saturday’s 34-13 win over Jacksonsville State. Etling led the Tigers on three consecutive TD drives. Miles says they spoke to Harris about being ready to play if they need him.
"His talents and abilities need to be prepared to go into the game and play significant snaps and I think he understands that."
All-American running back Leonard Fournette did not play against Jacksonsville State, because of an injured ankle. But Miles expects Fournette will play against the Bulldogs.
"His health continues to get better and we really want to wait until he's 100% and he's really closing in on that right now."