Les Miles wants to see Leonard Fournette in pads, 'teeing off' like Tiger Woods
With this kind of hype, the kid better produce.
A few weeks after comparing Leonard Fournette’s confidence level to that of Michael Jordan, LSU coach Les Miles turned it up a notch at fall camp this week after mentioning how intrigued he was at the thought of his five-star running back’s first day in pads on Friday.
Miles is eager to take the offense’s new Ferrari out for a spin.
“It’s like having Tiger Woods on the golf course with a putter,” Miles said according to NOLA.com. “You just want to see him tee off, don’t you. We’ll have to put pads on before we can see him tee off.”
Like everyone in Baton Rouge, Miles is anxious to see Fournette hit the hole with brute force indicative of a reputation that proceeds him as a violent, Adrian Peterson-style ballcarrier.
Preseason expectations are quite large for the nation’s No. 1 recruit, but most believe the chiseled 6-foot-1, 225-pounder’s capable of a seismic true freshman season.
“He’s not played in a game,” Miles said. “It’s difficult for me to tell you exactly what he needs. I can tell you what he has. He’s got acceleration, good vision, ball skills … I would guess that once the pads get on he would be a physical back as well.
“We’re going to see how fast he comes. I’ll be able to tell you more when we get closer to the game and have had some scrimmages.”