LSU coach Les Miles speaks with reporters on Friday.

TAMPA, Fla. - Despite a new quarterback with the ability to run the football, LSU football coach Les Miles expects his team to play its game in Wednesday's Outback Bowl against Iowa.

"If we would have had spring ball, two-a-day fall drills we might have added some things for our quarterback," Miles said. "Instead, we'll stick with what he's been doing, what he is comfortable with."

Freshman Anthony Jennings will make his first start in place of injured Zach Mettenmeyer in the noon game.

Miles said at news conference following his team's midday practice that he likes what he's seen this week from the true freshman who has seen limited time in eight game.

"He is having a good week and I think everyone is confident in him," Miles said.

Miles said he has been impressed by Iowa as he has broken down tapes.

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"In all three phases, they are a very sound football team," he said. "They are quicker than people think and big, strong."

The Tigers worked out in a light rain today as Iowa followed its normal game-week routine and took what is comparable to a normal Monday as its day off.

Both the Hawkeyes and Tigers are expected to attend an afternoon outing at Busch Gardens.