Few would disagree LSU using behind Leonard Fournette will be one of a tip college football players entering a 2016 season. Fournette seemed to be a exile Heisman frontrunner for a bulk of a 2016 deteriorate until he and LSU ran into a section wall opposite Alabama and were knocked off march as a Heisman favorite and inhabitant pretension contender. Fournette finished a deteriorate averaging 162.75 rushing yards per game, roughly 15 some-more yards per diversion than his subsequent closest competitor, Heisman Trophy leader Derrick Henry of Alabama.
So as we in. closer and closer to a start of a new college football season, many are concerned to see Fournette rebound behind and retrieve a frontrunner standing for a Heisman Trophy in a competition that will approaching underline a likes of Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Stanford using behind Christian McCaffrey and maybe even Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett. Many have reason to fear Fournette, though one assured dedicate streamer to Nebraska in 2017 showed no such fear behind his mechanism keyboard.
Avery Roberts , a four-star linebacker partisan in a Class of 2017, responded to a chatter praising Fournette yesterday posted by Keith Miller of XOS. With a design of Fournette using with a football, Miller asked, “What we left do when this [tiger] comes around a corner?” Roberts, one who has never faced Fournette on a margin and approaching never will, showed a bit of certainty in his possess abilities and suggested he would make a tackle with authority. He didn’t utterly contend it that way, though that was a pragmatic response.
“Same thing we would do to anyone else,” Roberts said. “Tell him good night and put him to sleep!”
Roberts after deleted a tweet, that is contrition since there was zero too bad about display that kind of confidence. Perhaps putting someone to nap was a bit over a tip given a supportive inlet a football universe is display to conduct trauma, and maybe that was partial of a reason for holding down a tweet. But if we are a Nebraska fan, we wish to see that kind of certainty and power from your incoming players. A actor who feels he would make a stop on a talent like Fournette should be praised, not bashed.
Yes, Fournette has a lane record of creation defenders demeanour positively silly, though Roberts showed he is not intimidated to go adult opposite a best of a best college football has to offer. Unfortunately, he will approaching never get a possibility to behind adult that kind of speak opposite Fournette. Fournette is approaching to conduct to a NFL in 2017, only as Roberts is entrance to Nebraska, and a dual programs final faced any other in 1986, that means it could be a while before we see them on a same margin again anyway even with a handful of Big Ten-SEC play matchups lined up.
— Keith Miller (@CoachKeith_XOS) May 31, 2016