LSU football: What did the Tigers say at SEC Media Days?

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Jul 16, 2015; Hoover, AL, USA; LSU Tigers running back Leonard Fournette fields questions during SEC media days at the Wynfrey Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Leonard Fournette made head turns on Thursday at SEC Media Days, but it was not due to making outlandish statements. The attention on Fournette had much more to do with his decision to wear crimson pants, the primary color of rival Alabama. His head coach could not resist making a few jokes on the matter.

Here is what Fournette had to say regarding his wardrobe decision, which drew laughs from around the room. He also shot down talk about his potential as a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2015.

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"“The pants were $6.99 at Dillard’s. Y’all can buy them too. I’m not focused on the Heisman. At the end of the day, the national championship wins the trophy for the team. That’s my main goal.”"

The talented sophomore running back continued to show his humility when asked about Georgia running back Nick Chubb. Chubb is a fellow sophomore and Heisman contender.

"“He’s a great person. He’s a great running back. I think he is hands-down the best running back in the SEC. I’m competing against him every day.”"

On a more somber note, Fournette also discussed how dealing with the catastrophic events of Hurricane Katrina helped to better him as a person.

"“It humbled me a lot. Knowing where I came from, I made it out. A lot of people made it out to see the next couple of days and the next couple of years. I’m thankful that my family made it out alive. It made me stronger.”"

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