The Florida Gators apparently didn't learn from the Auburn Tigers' mistake.
Don't call out the most dominant running back in college football.
Last month, Auburn safety Johnathan "Rudy" Ford said in the week leading up to his team's game against LSU that running back Leonard Fournette "shouldn't be that difficult of a challenge." Those words came back to haunt Ford. Fournette ran all over the Auburn defense, piling up 228 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. LSU won the game, 45-21.
Now, Florida defensive lineman Jon Bullard is letting it be known that he's not impressed by Fournette either, via Mark Long of the Associated Press:
C'mon, man. You're a senior. You should know better than to call out the Heisman Trophy front-runner.
Fournette is coming off his least productive game of the season—in which he ran for 158 yards and one touchdown. Oh, and he didn't play after the midway mark of the third quarter. So, yeah, if that's his worst game, he's pretty good.
Fournette has an absurd 1,022 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground through the first five games of the season. The 6'1", 230-pound back is nearly unstoppable, having picked up an average of 8.6 yards per carry.
Bullard and the Gators will get a chance to back up his talk when they visit Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Saturday. Let's see what Florida thinks of Fournette after the game.