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LSU had a closed scrimmage on Saturday and apparently Brandon Harris had quite the performance, according to Nola.com’s James Smith.

Harris’ progress has been lauded all offseason and it’s becoming increasingly clear that he has a real shot at being the Tigers’ starter for the season opener. His performance during practice and in Saturday’s scrimmage, as well as his demeanor off the field, all point towards a more mature and more prepared QB:

Sophomore Brandon Harris took the majority of the reps with the first-team offense, which has been a growing trend according to sources. Harris scored a total of four touchdowns, three by air, and one on the ground. He continues to progress both on the field and in the locker room.

According to sources, Harris addressed the offense on Saturday, with much of the talk centered around how special the offense could be, if everyone buys into the team concept. The continual praise of his maturity is one of the things that comes up most when talking to sources.

Les Miles spoke about Harris and Anthony Jennings’ combined scrimmage performance Sunday, during LSU’s media day and broke down the numbers for the offense overall:

“Statistically, we were 20 for 34 with five drops. So 25 for 34 would have been certainly a lot better, but five drops, I think our guys will catch the ball better beyond our first scrimmage,” Miles said. “We rushed the ball 42 times for 193. So we’re basically 200 yards apiece, both run and pass.  That kind of balance is really what we were kind of looking for.”
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