LSU loses a lot from last year’s team on the offensive side of the ball, but the Tigers gain true freshman running back Leonard Fournette, one of the top ranked incoming freshmen in the nation, and expectations are very high. At SEC Media Days, Les Miles is doing nothing to temper those expectations, and during his press conference, made what is probably the ultimate athlete comparison when speaking about Fournette.
— Pod Katt (@valleyshook) July 16, 2014
Miles: “Michael Jordan accepted the role of expecting him to be better than any. I think he (Fournette) has a quiet confidence there.”
— Robert Stewart (@TigerRagRobert) July 16, 2014
Miles: “Fournette is pursuing the classroom.” Hm. He also just said Michael Jordan’s name five times. I dunno if that’s a Beetlejuice thing.
— Sean Landry (@LandrySean) July 16, 2014
Miles: Fournette “quiet, humble in his approach”…also makes Michael Jordan comparison in same answer: “expects himself to be very special”
— Danny Rockwell (@drockwell3) July 16, 2014
Maybe Miles meant to compare Fournette to Michael Jordan, baseball player or Michael Jordan, NBA owner. Equating his true freshman back to one of the greatest athletes, and most competitive people, in history seems a bit extreme.