Les Miles tweets support for Leonard Fournette

The Heisman Trophy finalists were announced yesterday, and LSU star running back Leonard Fournette was not one of them despite having a respectable season. Fournette himself was bummed that he was not invited to the ceremony and expressed as much on Twitter.


— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) December 7, 2015

But Fournette has one key man in his corner: LSU coach Les Miles, who tweeted the following.

Feeling is mutual Leonard 😒. Still extremely proud to be your coach. LM

— Les Miles (@CoachLesMiles) December 7, 2015

Fournette ran for 1,741 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2015 and was definitely generating a lot of Heisman buzz, but was proved human when he was limited to just 31 yards and a touchdown on just 19 carries against Alabama. He never quite looked the same after that and neither did LSU, who lost three of their last four games after a 7-0 start.

The good news is that Fournette is still a year away from being NFL Draft-eligible, so he’ll be able to play in 2016 and will surely be a top contender for the award then, especially if Alabama running back Derrick Henry makes the much-anticipated jump to the NFL.

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