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Brandon Harris | Quarterback

Team: LSU Tigers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/12/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 188

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LSU HC Les Miles indicated that the Tigers have not decided on a starter between junior QB Brandon Harris and redshirt senior QB Danny Etling.
"I will not name a starter until I talk to my team. And, that’s whether I will name a starter," said Miles. Harris struggled in the opener against Wisconsin and was yanked outright after the first quarter in Saturday's win over Jacksonville State, having completed just 1-of-4 passes for eight yards. Purdue transfer Etling replaced him and finished out completing 6-of-14 tosses for 100 yards, a touchdown and an interception. LSU plays Mississippi State on Saturday. Neither Harris nor Etling make for particularly appealing fantasy plays. Sep 12 - 2:44 PM
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LSU junior QB Brandon Harris was benched early in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Jacksonville State.

LSU HC Les Miles hinted during the practice week that Harris' leash was growing shorter. It has apparently run out completely. The 6-foot-3, 188-pounder managed to complete just 1-of-4 passes for eight yards in a scoreless first quarter against Jacksonville State. Purdue transfer gunslinger Danny Etling subsequently took over for him and promptly marched the Tigers down the field for a touchdown.
Sep 10 - 9:23 PM

LSU HC Les Miles said of junior QB Brandon Harris that "relaxing and letting the game come to him, at times, he struggles there."

"By the makeup of the talent that's there, we're in pretty good shape. It's just that maturation process," Miles said. Harris was something of a flaming wreck in Saturday's 16-15 loss to Wisconsin, completing just 12-of-21 passes for 131 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Miles has been a staunch supporter of Harris, but even the Mad Hatter might be growing weary here, saying, "He doesn't have a lifetime to do it, and there are other quarterbacks to go to." Should matters reach a point of no return, Purdue transfer Danny Etling would be the man to replace Harris. For the time being, this remains hypothetical, but the leash on Harris is clearly getting shorter. LSU plays Jacksonville State on Saturday. If they struggle in that one, look out.
Sep 8 - 1:53 PM

LSU senior DB Tre'Davious White said that junior QB Brandon Harris "wants the pressure."

White explained -- with a tangible example -- one way that Harris has matured as a quarterback. "He wants to know what we think of when a receiver does this, when a quarterback looks this way, what are we thinking," White said. "So he asks questions from a defensive back’s perspective, and I think that’s going to pay off huge for him." The star corner noted that Harris would not ask these kinds of questions last season. To a man, LSU's contingent at SEC Media Days spoke glowingly of the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder's progression. Leonard Fournette was among that lot, telling reporters, "Everybody asks me about Brandon. I think he’s going to do a marvelous job this year, guys." Perhaps the most interesting aspect of LSU's showing at SEC Media Days in regards to all this was that Harris, himself, was not present at the annual media scrum.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 18 - 4:00 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris said, "I really do feel like I have the best arm in college football."

That is a strong claim from Harris, though not as strong as the one he made immediately afterward. Said the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder, "We have the best team in college football. I get it all the time: ‘Can you throw this and that?’ I laugh about it because I think as we continue to grow as a team, we’ll get the last laugh." Harris has received widespread praise from teammates for his work this spring, with WR Tyron Johnson saying that he "looks more like an NFL QB [than he did in 2015]" due to improvements in accuracy and poise. Harris believes the Tigers are just beginning to tap into their potential. "The sky is the limit for this team. The light has to come on, and it’s starting to come on."
Source: SEC Country
Jun 24 - 3:24 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris said the offense focused on improving its tempo this spring.

"We want to go tempo, we want to wear (defenses) down," he said. "We have a big, physical o-line. We want to run the ball. We can’t make mistakes, penalties, me holding the ball too long, things that are going to set us back. ... We’ve been working hard on [tempo] all spring." Those around the program are optimistic about the progress Harris has made this offseason. "You can see his improvement everyday," star wideout Malachi Dupre said. "He’s a lot more comfortable. The offense is getting everyone involved. I think the sky’s the limit." Fellow WR Tyron Johnson said: "He looks more like an NFL QB. He has better accuracy and poise in the pocket. He’s a lot more comfortable. It’s a big difference from his sophomore year."
May 17 - 7:27 PM

LSU junior QB Brandon Harris threw four touchdown passes during Saturday's scrimmage.

Harris threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns. Per HC Les Miles, he completed in the neighborhood of 15-to-16 of his 21 passes. LSU will wrap up with its spring game next week. Miles seemed encouraged by the progress he has seen out of his 6-foot-3, 188-pound junior signal-caller to this point. Said the Mad Hatter, "I felt like Brandon probably had a sharper scrimmage the scrimmage before. He still threw for (227) and a very good percentage. I felt like he's ready to be the quarterback." During last week's scrimmage, Harris split first-team reps with Danny Etling and Justin McMillan. He had the first-team all to himself on Saturday. All signs point to Harris as starter in 2016. Last season, he threw for 2,158 yards (53.8% completions) with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio.
Apr 10 - 1:21 PM

LSU HC Les Miles indicated that junior QB Brandon Harris is "probably" the starter for 2016.

Harris underwent sports hernia surgery earlier this offseason, but Miles is already looking toward the future. A future which will "probably" see the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder helming the Tiger offensive machine (as much as LSU can have an offensive machine, anyway) in 2016. Harris shouldn't feel completely comfortable, though. The Mad Hatter noted that Purdue senior transfer QB Danny Etling is "coming like heck," making this into an actual competition in camp. Etling was a four-star recruit out of high school for the 2013 cycle, ranking as Rivals No. 9 pro-style quarterback at the time.
Source: SEC Country
Mar 12 - 4:27 PM

LSU HC Les Miles believes sophomore QB Brandon Harris (core) will be entirely recovered and a full participant in spring practice beginning March 7.

Harris underwent sports hernia surgery after the season and will have satisfied his eight week rehab period by the start of spring festivities. Last year, Harris completed 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,158 yards and a 13/6 TD/INT ratio. The 6-foot-3, 188-pounder will be asked next year to hand the ball off to Leonard Fournette and, when he's not doing that, to under no circumstances let the other team have it.
Source: SEC Country
Feb 18 - 12:10 PM

LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris' "inconsistency was the downfall of the offense," according to Times-Picayune's Jim Kleinpeter.

"But Harris clearly has issues throwing short and intermediate routes. At times, he displayed the touch of a blacksmith, nearly knocking his receivers down. The problem may be his mechanics, as he seems to have a long, loopy delivery rather than a short, quick release like a dart-thrower," Kleinpeter wrote. The LSU prospect won nine of 12 games for the Tigers, completing 53.6 percent of his passes for 2,158 yards and a 13/6 TD/INT ratio in 2015.
Jan 6 - 3:43 PM

LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris underwent sports hernia surgery.

The Tigers expect Harris to be available for spring football practices after his five-hour surgical procedure on Monday morning. "It’s something minor, and I have to go get it taken care of now that the season is over," Harris said in a phone interview Sunday. "It’s nothing serious, but I’ve had it for a long time. It’s been nagging at me for a while. So, this is the perfect time to take care of it. It’s a minor procedure." Harris played with the painful injury for two months, which should tell you something about his toughness. "He must be a tough SOB," LSU senior guard Keith Hornsby said. Harris first suffered the injury against Alabama on Nov. 7. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore, a developmental pet favorite of section contributor Mark Lindquist, completed 53.6 percent of his attempts for 2,158 yards and a 13/6 TD/INT ratio in 2015.
Jan 5 - 8:59 PM

LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris will undergo sports hernia surgery this week, according to The Times-Picayune's James Smith.

The LSU signal caller sustained the injury during week eight, in LSU's Tigers' 16-30 loss to Alabama. Harris is expected to recover from the surgery after six weeks of rehab and should be fully recovered by the start of spring practice.
Jan 4 - 3:12 PM

LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris completed 13-of-22 passes for 254 yards, a touchdown and an interception while rushing for 41 yards and a touchdown on three carries in Tuesday's 56-27 win over Texas Tech in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl.

HC Les Miles said in mid-December that he expected Harris to "play great" in this bowl. We suppose this counts as a great performance by Brandon Harris standards. Or at least not an awful one. The 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore averaged a strong 11.5 YPA and showed off some smooth wheels with a gliding 26-yard touchdown run just before the end of the third quarter. Over the course of the 2015 campaign, he compiled 2,158 passing yards with a 13/6 TD/INT ratio. He also failed to complete 55% of his passes, though. Despite some flashes of his potential, it's likely that Harris will once again be involved in a quarterback competition when the flowers begin to bloom this spring.
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 01:34:00 AM

LSU HC Les Miles said that he expects sophomore QB Brandon Harris to "play great" against Texas Tech in the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl on December 29.

Miles likely just started to chuckle when he saw the match-up, as the Red Raiders are one of the worst defensive teams in the country. This'll provide a cushy match-up for the 6-foot-3, 188-pound Harris, but he's coming in cold. Most recently, he completed just 7-of-21 passes for 83 yards and an interception against Texas A&M. He's thrown at least one interception in each of LSU's last four contests, with five total across that span. This, after managing to navigate the Tigers' first seven games without throwing a single pick.
Mon, Dec 14, 2015 09:40:00 PM

LSU sophomore QB Brandon Harris completed 26-of-51 passes for 324 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's 38-17 loss to Ole Miss.

The 324 yards were the most that Harris has racked up in a game this season, but he's now been intercepted four times in his last three games. Prior to facing the Alabama death machine on November 7, the 6-foot-3, 188-pound sophomore had not thrown a pick. He holds a 12/4 TD/INT ratio on the season. There's little DFS intrigue here.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 09:36:00 PM