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Les Miles Says He's Been Around Three Heisman Candidates, Including Leonard Fournette

Nobody's 100 percent sure about what LSU head football coach Les Miles thinks about star freshman running back Leonard Fournette. One week, Miles will compare him to NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan. A few weeks later, Miles will say that there's no reason for Fournette to think about winning the Heisman Trophy, and that people have "unrealistic expectations" about the freshman.

Now, Miles is back to praising Fournette, as he told reporters today that he's been around three Heisman-caliber football players: former Michigan star Desmond Howard, former LSU star Patrick Peterson, and Fournette.

This praise comes on the heels of Fournette racking up 92 yards and a touchdown against Sam Houston State. We'll see if Fournette can have another big game on Sept. 13, when the Tigers host UL Monroe.