LSU replaces Mathieu with freshman 

August, 28, 2012
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.

How did a program so deep with secondary talent -- it's produced back-to-back cornerbacks drafted early in the first round -- come to this?

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