looked at the badge and instantly thought of the brother in law on breaking bad. lol memphs you are a real character. BTW I have some friends at LSU that went to school with LF at the Aug and says that he is only entertaining other schools and is 90% LSU and 10% Bama
subotic New Orleans Saints Fan Member since Dec 2012 177 posts
re: James Smith on Leonard Fournette(Posted by subotic on 2/16/13 at 12:23 pm to Swat5)
Yeah I found that they were close in size on paper when I checked too. All the old timers in my family swear Herschel was bigger and it's always looked that way to me. Bo was definitely more shifty, but they had the same acceleration and straight line speed. 6.15 and 6.18 for Herschel and Bo respectively in the 60yd.
Marcus Dupree was no slouch either. Those three are in the top 4-5 back of the last 50 years. Drawing a comparison to any one of these guys is high praise. It'll be fun watching fournette tear it up in TS.
Watch this tape, and then reconsider the comparison. Nobody near Bo's size and strength could accelerate like he could. I think it is more important that we get Robinson and the big DB's on our board than LF. He is great, but we don't have trouble finding RB's. People around here develop crushes on skill position players, especially RB's.
higgins LSU Fan Gainesville, Ga Member since Dec 2009 3053 posts
re: James Smith on Leonard Fournette(Posted by higgins on 2/16/13 at 1:56 pm to stptiger)
Been watching cfb for 34 yrs. kids are getting bigger & faster. Strength and conditioning is now a bigger factor than ever before. That being said, IMO- Bo & Herschel are still THE 2 best cfb players I've ever seen.
quote: The pressure on LF is going to be ridiculous.
THIS! Don't think this isn't being used against LSU in this recruitment, either. Let's all take a deep breath and realize he's a teenager and let him BE one. He doesn't have to be as great as Herschel, Bo, Adrian, or anyone else. Let him be Leonard Fournette!
Fournette is a once in a year high school RB. Best in the country. Bo was a once in a lifetime RB. NObody has his combination of speed, acceleration, power, and size. Fournette is comparable to Marcus Lattimore, a truely elite talent.
why are people in this thread lowering AP's accomplishments like he isn't already on par with those of the past? Watch AP's 2012 highlight tape and then watch that Bo Jackson highlight tape. The guy is already on par with the legends. If Fournette compares to AP then we got a future legend in our midst.