As is decreed by natural law, when Tyrann Mathieu leaves LSU, the Tigers secondary will only somehow become stronger. That seems to be order of things, at least. According to Mathieu himself, we could have to contend with a Honey Badger-less future very soon.
Via Sports Radio Interviews, where we also learn Les Miles "comes up with a new word every now and then," to say the least:
"I hope [to make the leap to the NFL after next year], if I'm fortunate enough. But we've got a pretty good team coming back next year, pretty much the same team from a year ago minus the quarterback, a few receivers and obviously Morris and Brandon Taylor and Ryan Brooks in the secondary. But we have a lot of guys that are going to step up and make a name for themselves."
Mathieu was only a sophomore during his Heisman finalist run, lest we've forgotten. 2013 would be his first chance to leave for the NFL. He's already got a SEC title ring and various national trophies, but you'd sort of like to see him play all four years just to put the forced fumbles record out of reach until three-armed players start being mutated.