One of the things that makes Leonard Fournette so unique is his dynamic combination of both size and speed.
After all, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder helped set a number of LSU records his sophomore season.
But in order for Fournette to continue on down that path, coach Les Miles wants to see his running back make a minor tweak.
In an interview on the Paul Finebaum Show on Thursday, Miles said he wants Fournette to drop between five and 10 pounds before fall camp, which the coach thinks will put him in prime physical shape for the 2016 season.
“I think Leonard was 235 or 233 (pounds) or so during the spring, and we want him right around 225 so that his strength and speed are kind of maximized,” Miles said. “He’s an elite guy and he wants to be an elite body as he goes into the fall. That all certainly will provide him with that opportunity.
“He’s a great teammate, he’s unselfish and he wants for the team and (has) great leadership. Guys listen to him. I think he’s going to have a great year, and he’s poised to be better than he was last year.”
The countdown is on until fall camp begins, so expect Fournette to be cutting carbs or spending extra time on the treadmill.