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Les Miles Implies Danny Etling Will Start For LSU vs. Mississippi State

Danny Etling will most likely be the LSU starting quarterback, according to head coach Les Miles.

During his SEC teleconference on Wednesday morning, LSU's enigmatic head coach said that he would keep the team's quarterback decisions in house. Minutes later, he admitted that the starter will almost definitely be Purdue transfer Danny Etling.

Only Les Miles.

Etling, who transferred from the Boilermakers in 2015, played the lion's share of LSU's snaps in Saturday's 34-13 win over FCS squad Jacksonville State. His numbers were not great—6-of-14 for 100 yards, one touchdown, an interception, and a rushing touchdown, but the offense performed better than it had with Brandon Harris under center.

After an up-and-down first two collegiate seasons, Harris struggled mightily in LSU's Week 1 loss to Wisconsin, during which he threw the interception that clinched the win for the Badgers. He was 1-for-4 for eight yards before being benched on Saturday in favor of Etling. Harris appears to be fed up with his tenure at LSU, and had some Twitter activity on Tuesday that implied that he may look to transfer after this season.

At this point, it is hard to see Harris reclaiming his starting role, though with the LSU starting quarterback situation, anything can happen. Unfortunately for Tiger fans, that 'anything' has rarely been good over the last few seasons.

The Tigers and Bulldogs kick off at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 17 at Tiger Stadium.