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LSU Transfer Anthony Jennings Named ULL Starting QB

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The one-time 4-star recruit was recently tabbed as the starting QB for the Ragin’ Cajuns week one home opener against Mid-Major Stalwart Boise State just six weeks after strapping up as a graduate transfer.

Jennings started 12 games for LSU as a sophomore in 2014, leading the Tigers to an 8-4 record in games he started. He was also the starting quarterback in LSU's Outback Bowl win against Iowa as a freshman.

Jennings, having played in many big time SEC games, brought something to the table that the other signal callers could not... experience. Before the transfer, the Cajuns did not have a QB with a single start in college.

As LSU’s starter in 2014, his most serious problem was accuracy. Jennings completed only 111-of-227 passes (48.9 percent), with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. His running ability, which brought him 292 yards on the ground, wasn’t enough to overcome his inconsistency in the passing game. He lost out to Brandon Harris as LSU’s starter last season. This season being his last, Jennings seemed to put his woes in the rear view mirror as he looked very comfortable under center.