LSU created plenty of headlines even during a bye week, Wednesday was no exception. Coach Les Miles did plenty of talking on the SEC teleconference, as well as on his weekly radio show. Tailback Leonard Fournette also spoke and had plenty of interesting comments.
Here are four things to know:
- Fournette recognized it’s been awhile since LSU has competed for a national championship. What does the path look like for the 7-0 Tigers to qualify for the College Football Playoff?
- Fournette might be (un)bracing himself for next weekend’s game against Alabama. Read about the change Fournette could make during the bye week.
- The sophomore tailback may be good enough right now to enter the NFL. Miles said those kind of players are definitely a rare breed.
- Miles lauded over quarterback Brandon Harris’ progress on Wednesday. Harris has developed on the field and off the field as an instrumental leader.
Other LSU news from around the Internet
- The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger chronicled all of Fournette’s comments on Wednesday.
- Miles had a busy day with the media, one recapped by The Advocate’s Marcus Rodrigue.
- The Advocate’s Scott Rabalais wrote about how Leonard Fournette boosted ESPNU’s ratings for last weekend’s contest against Western Kentucky.
The best stories around the SEC
- Arkansas was forced to suspend a wide receiver for skipping class.
- Tennessee may need a new travel coordinator. The Vols won’t be able to stay in Lexington, Ky. before their matchup against Kentucky because all of the hotels in Lexington were booked. Oops.
- Advanced metrics told an interesting story about the SEC West’s strength and the SEC East’s mediocrity.