If college football odds fans watched LSU football at all this season, you know how special an athlete Leonard Fournette is – easily the college game’s best running back. However, NFL running back Herschel Walker has had even higher praise. He told TMZ Sports that Fournette is better as a player now than Walker was while Walker was at the University of Georgia. He said, “He’s better than I was. He’s like a fullback because he can take punishment and keep on going.”
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LSU coach Les Miles wants to put an end to the “what if” talks of Leonard Fournette going to the NFL early. http://t.co/0nhhH5yEuw
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 1, 2015
Fournette is just a sophomore. If he came out this year, he would go in the first round in the NFL draft in 2016. However, the NCAA how has a rule that players have to stay for three seasons after graduating high school. However, Fournette is NFL-ready today. He started the season with three touchdowns and 159 yards against Mississippi State, but he was just warming up. He ran for 228 yards against Auburn, scoring three times.
He galloped for 244 yards against Syracuse – and could have had 334, because he had a 90-yard run wiped off because of a penalty. Fournette is definitely a front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, and this week they play Eastern Michigan – which gives up more than 373 yards per game on the ground. This could get ugly.
Georgia in Between Corn and Investigations
University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt has been at the helm of the Bulldogs for 15 years now. If you look on the Twitter feed for Rutland farms, you’ll see a drawing that shows plans for a complex corn maze dedicated to honoring his service.
Georgia wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie is under investigation for an alleged threat to kill a woman. She was identified in a police report as a UGA student. She told police that McKenzie had said that he was going to bring some friends to come with him to kill her. Four players appear as witnesses in the report.
Texas and Missouri Rumors
Bloomberg is reporting that the Swoosh may not be representing the University of Texas for much longer. Under Armour and Adidas are both expected to make big pushes to sign the big school to a contract for apparel. Nike is the current outfitter and has an exclusive window for negotiation that ends on October 1. There is no sign that the school will sign before them, and so Adidas and Under Armour plan to get into the mix. Adidas recently inked Houston Rockets guard James Harden away from Nike, and Under Armour upped the bidding for Kevin Durant, who eventually took $300 million from Nike over 10 years.
Missouri lost to Kentucky last week, 21-13. They face South Carolina this week, but they won’t have their starting quarterback, Maty Mauk, because he has been suspended for undisclosed disciplinary reasons. Mauk has gone 57 for 110 so far on the season, passing for 654 yards and six scores against four interceptions, and the Tigers are 3-1. Mauk has also run for 145 yards and a score. Backup Drew Lock is the likely candidate to start for the Tigers.