A lot is riding on the shoulders of LSU QB Brandon Harris this year.

Fortunately for the Tigers, those shoulders are bigger entering the 2016 season.

According to nola.com, Harris has bulked up this offseason with the intention of being more durable:

“That’s the reason why I was coming into this season bigger,” Harris said. “Whenever you play at 210, you drop to probably 205 during the season. It’s hard to maintain that weight. You’re taking licks and you’re taking shots. That’s why I want to come in at 220 or go to camp at 225 and drop to 220 for opening day. You want to run the ball and be a threat rather than be a fragile guy in the backfield.”

Harris threw for 2,165 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2015, while also adding 226 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

Harris said he’s excited for the upcoming season and has seen offensive improvements this offseason:

“We’ve been working our tail off,” Harris said. “We’ve got a great freshman class. We have a senior class this year and that hasn’t been on our side in the last decade or so because of the NFL. We got a great senior group. We have a lot of leadership over there. We’re all just working hard. We’re in the weight room trying to get bigger, stronger and faster. I like our team right now. I like the focus.”

LSU opens the season on Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.