Leonard Fournette on Les Miles: ‘At the end of the day, I love him’

The most shocking news of the 2016 college football season came down on Sunday when it was announced that LSU had fired head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. A number of players have already spoken out about the firing, including star running back Leonard Fournette.

It came as a shock to many of the players, but Fournette understands that college football “is a business.” He commented on Miles’s firing and talked about the feelings he and the rest of the Tigers will always have for Miles.

No matter what, he always loves us and always will,” Fournette said. “We’re shocked, too. … People are going to say what they gonna say, but to me, he’s one hell of a coach.”

The Tigers were expected to be one of the best teams in the country as they entered the 2016 season as the No. 5 team in the preseason AP rankings. Fournette came into what is likely his final season in Baton Rouge as a top Heisman Trophy candidate.

“At the end of the day, I love him,” the junior said. “I just hope the best for him.”

In 12 seasons at LSU, Les Miles went 114-34 with two SEC titles and a national championship. The last two seasons, however, the Tigers failed to win ten games and look to be on a path to do so for a third straight year after starting 2-2.

The Tigers start the Ed Orgeron era on Saturday, Oct. 1 as they host the Missouri Tigers.

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