Leonard Fournette is LSU's running back, and he is a very good football player, a potential Heisman Trophy contender. Auburn has a good new defensive coordinator in Will Muschamp, but its defense is just fine, if that, for now.
So you would think Auburn would see LSU's Fournette as a massive problem, right? Not Auburn safety Rudy Ford, who did call Fournette a challenge.
To Ford's credit, he did say "the challenge is stopping No. 7. We have to ger ready." https://t.co/TVEkD8pmj4— Tom Green (@AUBlog) September 15, 2015
But when he was asked, "You started off saying you have to stop No. 7. How difficult of a challenge will that be exactly?" he replied that it "shouldn't be difficult, that much of a challenge."
#Auburn Safety Rudy Ford on stopping Leonard Fournette "That shouldn't be difficult. That much of a challenge." pic.twitter.com/lBaQxmfXyK— Ben Bolton (@BoltonSports) September 15, 2015
OK then! LSU also has quarterback Brandon Harris, who is perfectly capable of running wild on Auburn alongside with Fournette. This feels like a quote that might be revisited Saturday.