Danny Etling Named LSU Starting Quarterback For Mississippi State Game

    Danny Etling has been named the LSU starting quarterback going into the Mississippi State game. Head coach Les Miles confirmed the change at quarterback during Wednesday's SEC teleconference.

    September 14, 2016

    Danny Etling has been named the LSU starting quarterback going into the Mississippi State game by head coach Les Miles.

    LSU’s offense is still a work in progress two weeks into the 2016 season, and quarterback play has a lot to do with the Tigers’ struggles.

    On the heels of a disastrous season opener, Brandon Harris was ineffective in the first part of the Jacksonville State. His poor play led head coach Les Miles to insert Danny Etling into the game. Etling guided the Tigers to a 34-13 win, completing 6-of-14 passes for 100 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for a touchdown.

    The performance was enough for Miles to name Etling the starter against Mississippi State this Saturday.

    “I can’t image that Danny Etling would not take the first snaps.” Miles said just after stating the quarterback decision would be “kept in house.”

    Harris was supposed to be improved this season and lead an LSU offense that features Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette at running back. Through more than a game, the embattled quarterback has completed just 13 of 25 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions, including the backbreaking pick against Wisconsin in the game’s waning moments.

    While saying Etling would most likely be the starter, Miles also discussed the evaluation process for he and the coaching staff.

    “We’re going to let the week play out,” Miles said. “What will go into that [starting quarterback] decision will be the game week and how he [Etling] performed last week.”

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