'Be a star in your role': LSU QB Brandon Harris takes a line from LeBron James on leadership _lowres


Brandon Harris is an NBA fan, so, naturally, he watched the NBA finals.

“One thing I did take away from the finals,” Harris said, “LeBron (James) was telling his guys, ‘Be a star in your role, wherever that’s at.’

“Whether that’s me trying to help the quarterbacks … Regardless of if I’m trying to be the leader of the team, we’ve still got young quarterbacks in the room, whether that be Lindsey Scott, who’s coming in and he’s a freshman. We’re trying to help him. All of the quarterbacks in the room is trying to help everybody.”

He’ll take a brief break from LSU’s player-run 7-on-7 workouts to spend time mentoring high school quarterbacks then competing with the college guys Saturday at the 21st annual event.

  • Naturally, Harris has high expectations for a team that returns 18 of 22 starters and an offense equipped with a Heisman hopeful at running back, tall, athletic receivers and an offensive line with a good chunk of experience (not to mention an upperclassman at QB for the first time since 2013).
  • Many wonder if RB Leonard Fournette can replicate the record-breaking performance of last season. The New Orleans native broke LSU single-season records for yards (1,935) and touchdowns (22). Harris has no doubts.

He’s really come in and helped our receivers, and now they’ve got an understanding of ‘This is why Brandon throws this ball in this coverage.’”