As we count down 50 days until the start of the 2014 college football season, ESPN Insider Travis Haney is answering at least one big question a day until South Carolina and Texas A&M’s kickoff on Aug. 28.
Heisman contenders, breakout freshmen, conference winners -- it will all be covered as part of Insider’s Ultimate Season Preview.
When your coach and teammates are likening your mental determination to Michael Jordan's and your ahead-of-schedule skill set to Adrian Peterson's, chances are you’re equipped for immediate success.
And that makes LSU’s Fournette -- the running back who coaches are telling me is the most physically developed freshman since Peterson -- is the obvious choice for college football’s breakout freshman.
Beyond natural tools, you have to consider Les Miles’ aggressive approach with first-year players. He doesn’t hide them or downplay their potential importance. He talks boldly about them, which could infuse early shots of confidence.
“We don’t say ‘You’re just a freshman,’” Miles told me last week.