LSU replaces Mathieu with freshman 

August, 28, 2012
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- Locally, anybody paying attention saw it coming. Nationally, however, it was a "wow" moment.

LSU's first game week depth chart released Monday for the season opener against North Texas revealed it would replace its dismissed Heisman Trophy finalist, Tyrann Mathieu, with true freshman Jalen Mills.

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