Countdown to kickoff: Many happy returns 

July, 24, 2012
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GeauxTigerNation writers David Helman and Gary Laney break down the competitions, issues and talking points of LSU's August camp. Players report to campus Aug. 1 and we'll have a preview segment every weekday in July leading up to the day the players report:

If the Honey Badger took what he wanted on defense last year, he was absolutely greedy when he touched the ball on a punt return.

In 27 returns, Tyrann Mathieu took two back for touchdowns, including one of 92 yards. He averaged 15.6 yards a return and earned first-team all-American honors as a return specialist. It was the main reason why he went from being just a great defensive back -- the Thorpe Award winner -- to a Heisman Trophy finalist.
Stadium upgrades spike SEC attendance
SEC Football stadiums that were recently renovated saw an increase in attendance.
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