That’s my explanation. I don’t know what Les Miles’ explanation would have been, though it would not have lacked for creativity.

LSU opens the season on September 5 with a matchup against the McNeese St. Cowboys.

Nick Chubb is the best running back we have in the SEC right now”, Fournette said. Miles thinks Fournette may change that.

“The good news is we have a guy who’s started eight games or so and we have a guy that’s been around it now and played through two springs and been through a fall”, Miles said. “That’s not my focus”. “I told him nice shot, so hopefully I will get a chance to meet Reuben”. “If he just does his part, he’ll be in the mix”.

As long as Fournette is around, running the ball probably won’t be a problem. “He’s really hard on us and he really expects us to play our best in those scrimmages and act as professionals”. Player departures and transfers, arrests and suspensions can make a team’s future look bleak, but mid-July is a time for optimism. Tigers’ linebacker Kendall Beckwith said the transition has gone well after the initial shock of learning that Chavis was leaving.

Jennings continued playing regardless of how poorly he performed, and with virtually every game he did not help his cause.

“It’s been great”, Beckwith said.

“They were just trousers”. “But Coach Steele came in and filled that role well”.

HOOVER, Ala. – His son went to camp in Boston, his oldest daughter is chasing personal time at Texas, his eldest son Manny left for UNC, Ben is getting ready for a junior year at Catholic and it’s giving him fits that Macy is growing up. “He gets a little bit of daylight and he’s gone”. Freeze said Tunsil would be eligible if the season started today.

Chubb, who did not attend SEC Media Days, isn’t a fan of hype either.

There are other teams in the Southeastern Conference with questions at quarterback.

“You will not see another Heisman pose from Leonard Fournette again”, Fournette said adamantly.

Here is the complete All-SEC preseason team:http://www.secsports.com/article/13272615/preseason-all-sec-team.

Lambert has to play catch-up in learning the offense since he only recently arrived on campus. Wynn appeared in 11 games as a backup guard in 2014 but could switch positions to center as the coaching staff looks to get the young talent into the starting five.

Still, if the convoluted media vote established Alabama and Auburn as co-favorites in the West, LSU is at worst an attractive dark horse.

The Aggies received four of a possible 225 first-place votes, finishing ahead of only Mississippi State among division rivals. The Tigers also travel to Alabama and South Carolina this season.