Leonard Fournette calls players-only meeting ahead of Alabama game

The LSU Tigers are focused and ready for this weekend’s meeting with the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide.

In anticipation of Saturday’s SEC showdown, LSU star running back Leonard Fournette called a players-only meeting to set the tone for the week. According to interim head coach Ed Orgeron, the meeting lasted 15 minutes.

Fournette was joined by offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and safety Jamal Adams.

“I didn’t want to be in there,” Orgeron said to Shea Dixon of 247Sports. “They wanted it. I gave it to them. I know what was said. Deep down in my heart, I know what was said. By the time I walked in, I know it was good. I know the guys that led it, and I trust them. I think it’s all good.

“Those things are great for team bonding. Doesn’t mean you win or you’re going to play better. But every once in a while, if they feel like they need to have a meeting, I like it. Leadership comes forward.”

Since taking over for Les Miles in the middle of the season, Orgeron has led the Tigers to a 3-0 record.

Orgeron and company will look to continue their momentum on Saturday in Baton Rouge. Kickoff between the No. 15 Tigers and No. 1 Crimson Tide is set for 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

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