It’s cool to see a player as talented as Fournette go the humble route instead of saying he’s the best.

Excitement overtook then-freshman running back Leonard Fournette when he scored his first touchdown for LSU against Sam Houston State in the season’s second game previous year. Miles thinks Fournette may change that.

Fournette was unfazed and seems comfortable in the spotlight, which is a good thing as he and fellow sophomore standout running back Nick Chubb of Georgia are poised to be the face of the SEC in 2015. “If he just does his part, he’ll be in the mix”. He completed just 48.9 percent of his throws.

“One of the things that he’s done is he’s been in the conference for some time now and kind of feel like he’s going to give us some advantages in this Western Division”. “I was running up and down the sidelines trying to create it, trying to get the coaches to create it, but we got it at the end and finished strong”.

LSU is in transition mode on the defensive side of the ball, with longtime assistant John Chavis now serving as the Texas A&M defensive coordinator.

“It was also unusual”, novice linebacker Kendell Beckwith said.

“It was odd”, Beckwith said. He coaches me hard. “But Coach Steele came in and filled that role well”. “I’m very optimistic that a number of those guys will return, only because I know the information”, Miles said.

His 2014 starter Anthony Jennings is now suspended after a June arrest. He tried to mostly walk a fine line but did say the Confederate flag had been “hijacked by groups that have meant ill will to other people”. We’ve moved the draft (later in the year).

Star tailback Leonard Fournette is poised for a monster season, and carries realistic Heisman Trophy expectations, but Fournette is more focused on team goals. His only prediction at SEC media days Thursday is that it will be “a tremendous competition” between Virginia graduate transfer Greyson Lambert, Brice Ramsey and Faton Bauta. It’s the time when every team believes they can win a championship.

Jones and his Tigers play their 2015 SEC opener in Baton Rouge on September 19.

Reading is fundamental Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell loves books.

Miles is entering year 11 as the head coach of the Tigers.

Auburn received the most votes to win the SEC title, with a league-high 96 first-place ballots. A healthier team this season could look more like the early version, which beat Alabama, than the late version from last season. On Thursday, the media sort of split the difference for their predicted order of finish and voted LSU third behind home-state favorites Alabama and Auburn. The media has only gotten the SEC champ right five times.