“I recognize that the public has a very strong piece in our football. They come to our stadium and we love them, but we’re not in the business of justifying decisions,” Miles said in the article. “I promise you, we’re going to pick the right guy and do so unbiased.”
Neither played well last year, when Jennings started all but one of the Tigers’ 13 games. Harris, who was a freshman, started the other one.
Harris appears to have the upper hand early in camp, ESPN.com reported, after organizing summer passing drills.
“I asked them to do some tough things now, and I think they bought in and did a great job,” he said. “(They were) staying late, going through it at 11 o’clock at night, after a tough Friday workout, catching the ball after you don’t have any legs left — just doing things that I asked them to do, and I think they did a great job.”
Jennings was suspended after an arrest, but charges were later dropped.
“I just missed the cohesiveness with my teammates, missed the cohesiveness with my receivers and just the guys that are blocking,” he said. “I still continued to talk to those guys outside the facilities, played the game with them, just kind of texting them here and there, just to let them know that I’m still with them. I made an immature decision. Obviously I’ve learned from that.”