Countdown to kickoff: Many happy returns 

July, 24, 2012
7/24/12
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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.
LSU's Talented Youth
LSU head coach Les Miles talks about the loss of talent to the NFL Draft, how he will replace quarterback Zach Mettenberger and his expectations for running back Leonard Fournette.
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