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LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) and LSU running back Derrius Guice (5) chat while running out of the tunnel for the first half of the LSU Southern Miss football game Saturday Oct. 15, 2016, in Tiger Stadium.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG

Leonard Fournette may be busy in his first NFL preseason with the Jacksonville Jaguars, but the former LSU star isn't oblivious to the goings on at his college home. 

Fournette took to Twitter to opine on an Advocate story, published Thursday, titled "LSU's Derrius Guice steps out of Leonard Fournette's shadow, and he's ready to shine." 

Fournette had a disagreement with the first portion of that headline. 

"He never was in my shadow," Fournette tweeted just before 10 a.m. on Friday. "when he first got to LSU I told him I'll lead him in the right way and he'll find out what being the best is like."

Guice starred in his supporting role for the Tigers last year, stepping in during several games Fournette was forced to miss due to injury. The Baton Rouge native and Catholic High alumnus ran for 1,387 yards on 183 attempts, and even set the single-game school record with 285 yards against Texas A&M. He broke Fournette's record to do it, set early in the season. 

Fournette, a New Orleans native and St. Augustine alum, is already turning heads for the Jaguars early in the preseason. He scored a touchdown and ran for 31 yards in his first action, and later said the NFL wasn't as fast as it was made out to be, going so far as to say "to me it was really easy."

He sat out the team's second preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a foot injury.