Miles also touched on a variety of topics, ranging from the status of the starting quarterback position to his wardrobe decisions.
He wasn’t talking about a 1970s comedy-drama series, rather last season.
The Tigers have turned out a number of pro running backs over the years, including players like Alfred Blue, Jeremy Hill, Kenny Hilliard, Stevan Ridley and Spencer Ware.
Miles began his press conference by sitting a pair of Converse Weapons, the Magic Johnson version that match the LSU colors, to the right of his podium.
In terms of overall talent, there’s no doubt that Miles has another loaded lineup, one that will be extremely tough defensively and feature a strong running game led by outstanding running back Leonard Fournette. The only thing that matters to him is “holding that national championship trophy”.
Another emerging player for the Tigers is on the defensive side of the ball.
Miles got down to business next, touching on LSU’s disappointing 8-5 record last season. Of course Harris has gotten most of the summer work! Miles was optimistic about their return, but also could not elaborate on the subject. “I have not heard anything negative, but you know, certainly, we want to be precautionary”. Jennings’ play will determine if they can compete in the coming year.
What place will LSU finish in the SEC West?
LSU has had its fair share of off-the-field trouble this offseason, but Tigers head coach Les Miles expects several suspended players – including quarterback Anthony Jennings – to return to the team.
If Fournette has expensive taste in cars, though, his fashion sense runs a little more man-of-the-people.
“The good news is we have a guy who’s started eight games or so and we have a guy that’s been around it now and played through two springs and been through a fall”, Miles said.
“I think he is hands-down the best running back in the SEC“, Fournette said.
Can Fournette carry the load and not get worn down?
LSU replaced Chavis with Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele.
That’s the real question LSU will be answering during this pivotal season. “When we talk about what our team goals and the direction of this team, he’s the guy that’s integral to those thoughts”. “If we stay healthy and improve, I don’t care who we play”.
Quotes were obtained firsthand unless otherwise noted.
The victor of the 26th annual Doak Walker Award will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN on December 10.