Les Miles likens Leonard Fournette to Michael Jordan

NCAA Football: Under Armour-All America Football

LSU freshman Leonard Fournette first drew comparisons to Adrian Peterson thanks to a perfect blend of speed, power and vision

Now, before he’s unleashed on the college football world inside Reliant Stadium on Aug. 30, his coach says the five-star running back has a confidence level rivaling that of Michael Jordan.

“He expects himself to be something very special,” Miles said Wednesday at SEC Media Days. “I think if you look at Michael Jordan, he could not have been coached to be Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan accepted the role of expecting him to be better than any.”

Widely-recognized as the most decorated player in NBA history, Jordan’s primary strength was self-assurance, knowing that he was the best athlete on the floor each and every game.

Fournette has a similar mentality according to Miles.

“I think he has a quiet confidence there that will benefit him,” Miles said.

RELATED: SEC’s top newcomers of 2014

REFERENCES

Photo Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

COMMENTS

You must be logged in to post a comment. Please sign in or register

TOP SEC HEADLINES
Continue scrolling for more articles.