Les Miles brought up the possibility of former All-American Tyrann Mathieu returning to the LSU football team in 2013 on the Scott Van Pelt Show. Miles didn’t say anything definite, but he certainly alluded to the door being open for a Honey Badger return next season.
When asked by Van Pelt if there was any chance Mathieu returns, Miles had this to say:
“I think that this is a very legitimate chance that he would have a happy ending.
“I think the point of degree, and the point of handling your business and making sure everything is right and correct, and getting your feet on the ground–I think that that is a tremendously happy ending.”
So if I can decipher Les Miles-ese, and I’ve gotten pretty good at it, Tyrann Mathieu is on his way back to #LSU in 2013.
— Randy Rosetta (@RandyRosetta) October 2, 2012
Adding Mathieu back on the team in 2013 would be a major boost, considering the Tigers could lose Eric Reid and Tharold Simon in the secondary, not to mention the Tigers could use a spark on special teams, too.
Mathieu is currently enrolled at LSU taking classes and is not a part of the football team. He spent time in a drug rehab center before re-enrolling at LSU. ESPN showed him in the stands during the Washington game: