When it comes to the LSU Tigers’ 2016 season, running back Leonard Fournette is probably going to be the biggest catalyst for success. However, quarterback Brandon Harris will likely play a big role and he hopes to take inspiration from four-time NBA MVP LeBron James.
He recently joined “Culotta & The Prince” on ESPN 104.5 in Baton Rouge on Thursday and talked about what he took away from watching the NBA Finals. He said he hopes to play the same leadership role with the Tigers as James did with the Cavaliers during the series and their comeback in the series.
“One thing I did take away from the finals,” Harris said, “LeBron (James) was telling his guys, ‘Be a star in your role, wherever that’s at.’ Whether that’s me trying to help the quarterbacks … Regardless of if I’m trying to be the leader of the team, we’ve still got young quarterbacks in the room, whether that be Lindsey Scott, who’s coming in and he’s a freshman. We’re trying to help him. All of the quarterbacks in the room is trying to help everybody.”
The Tigers return 18 starters for the 2016 season with seven on the offensive side of the ball. Brandon Harris is returning for his junior season and will have some pretty good weapons to work with this year.
Over the last two years, Harris, who is the presumptive starter, has thrown for voer 2,600 yards and 19 touchdown. He will have to have a breakout season for the Tigers this year if they are going to compete in the SEC.
LSU opens their season on Sept. 3 when they play the Wisconsin Badgers at Lambeau Field.