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Leonard Fournette and his Virginia Tech Connection

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Fournette was involved in a pregame skirmish on Saturday. Who did he shove?

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Leonard Fournette was not expected to play when the Florida Gators came calling in Baton Rouge. That decision was reversed by head coach Ed Ogeron. Before the game, during warm ups, the Gators and Tigers got into a heated discussion on the field. The game was played in Baton Rouge, but was originally scheduled in Gainesville. Hurricane Matthew altered that schedule. The teams went back and forth, and finally decided to play the game in Baton Rouge yesterday. Florida ended up winning the hard fought contest, and head coach Jim McElwain had some pointed words for L.S.U supporters.

The game had animosity written all over it. It began when Leonard Fournette decided to pick a fight with former Hokie, Torrian Gray. What makes the story more amazing is that Fournette wasn’t even going to suit up. The little shoving match apparently motivated Fournette to put on his big boy underwear and get beat. At home. Lesson is pretty simple. Don’t mess with the Hokies.