Earlier this month, LSU got a big scare when star running back Leonard Fournette went down with an ankle injury. However, the injury wasn’t too serious and it doesn’t seem like it will affect his playing time on the field this year.
His ankle sprain coupled with the fact that Derrius Guice showed off during his true freshman season made many believe that Fournette, who had 300 carries in 2015, might get the ball less in 2016.
However, head coach Les Miles told Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune that will not happen going into the season.
Caller asks about gap between Fournette (300 car.) and Guice (51 car.) Miles: "I'm not ready to say we're giving Leonard the ball less" #LSU
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) August 25, 2016
In 2015, Fournette broke school records by rushing for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns on those 300 carries. Guice came in and showed he will be ready to take over for Fournette soon by rushing for over 400 yards and three touchdowns.
It is hard to say that this team would go with anyone other than Fournette on the field this year. He is going to be a big part of their success when they take the field on Sept. 3 against Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.