After hinting at it for more than a week, LSU coach Les Miles confirmed Monday that Brandon Harris will start at quarterback in Saturday's opener against McNeese State.
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Brandon Harris named LSU’s starting QB, Les Miles announces
David Ching ESPN Staff Writer
At a Monday evening press conference, LSU coach Les Miles called it a foregone conclusion that Brandon Harris will start Saturday's opener against McNeese State. Said he told Harris on Saturday.
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LSU athletic director Joe Alleva pinch hit for Les Miles at his weekly luncheon. Miles had a headache this morning and was checked out at the hospital as a precautionary measure. Alleva's statement: "Obviously Coach Miles is not here. Hes a little bit under the weather. He was working this morning in his office. He didnt feel very well, he went down to see the trainers, the trainers thought it would be best for him to go to the hospital and get checked out on a precautionary basis. We feel like hes fine. Hell be at practice today and he will be available to all of you after practice.
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LSU Tigers vs McNeese State Cowboys
Tiger Stadium (LA) - Sat 9/5