Glenn Guilbeau / Gannett Louisiana
BATON ROUGE After LSU's starting quarterback sophomore Anthony Jennings or freshman Brandon Harris - makes his debut Saturday against Wisconsin in Houston, there is a loosely scripted spot for the No. 2 quarterback to enter the game.
But that is subject to change.
'It's obviously both,' LSU coach Les Miles said after practice Wednesday night. 'If there's something that appears that there's a reason why there's a difference in players, we're going to play the guy that gives us the best chance at victory. That script might change. We kind of would know how we would play them, but that would all depend on certainly the success of the guy that's in there. The opportunity to play both certainly is going to happen, but if there's a guy that has a hot hand and is comfortable, he'll stay right there.'
Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Cam Cameron, who will be calling plays in the pressbox, will help Miles decide the use of the quarterbacks.
'Cam coaches them and has a wonderful relationship with how they're running and understanding their progress,' Miles said. 'So obviously his input will be significant.'
Miles said earlier in the week that he plans to tell one of the quarterbacks that he is Saturday night's starter at some point on Thursday. Miles and LSU are not expected to reveal the starter publicly until shortly before the game.
LAST PRACTICES: The Tigers had their last hard practice on Tuesday and spent Wednesday refining and reviewing the game plan. A light workout will follow on Thursday before the team leaves for Houston on Friday.
''We had a polished practice. The hard work's over,' Miles said. 'Kind of nice to be in game week and focus on those plays that you're going to run in the game and know how you're going to attack an opponent, how you're going to defend and how you're going to kick. We're practicing the right things. Look forward to taking the field.'
LINEBACKER SPEED: Miles said on his radio show Wednesday night that most of his linebackers average 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, and junior outside Deion Jones of Jesuit High in New Orleans is among the fastest.
'Deion Jones could play tailback at a lot of places,' Miles said.
GARRETT WILL NOT PLAY LINEBACKER: Highly recruited true freshman linebacker Clifton Garrett of Plainfield South High in Joliet, Ill., has had trouble adjusting to the heat of south Louisiana and will not play at linebacker against Wisconsin Saturday, Miles said on his radio show.
Garrett, the No. 3 inside linebacker in the nation and No. 60 overall prospect according to Rivals.com and No. 1 prospect in Illinois, is expected to participate in special teams only for the time being.
'He had a reaction to the heat, and it has kind of slowed his progress,' Miles said. 'He missed a lot of coaching and practices early on in the summer. We expect him to be a really quality player and we'll see him develop, but right now he's not in a position to go on the field and play as a linebacker. But eventually he will be.'
Garrett was offered scholarships by Alabama, Ohio State, Illinois, Notre Dame and Florida, among others.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: 'This team's catching the speed that every LSU team has always caught.'
--- LSU coach Les Miles on his radio show Wednesday night.