Tyran Mathieu’s twitter handle @TM7/Era says the following: Don’t follow me. I am not perfect. Value yourself!
His latest tweet? Patience…. Sometimes you have to stop doing what is easy and begin to do the things that are hard…
#Faith. That was last week, so what has happened since then exactly?
It wasn’t long after Les Miles gave Tyrann Mathieu the boot out of the LSU football program that the “Honey Badger” was bound for McNeese State. He met with coach Matt Viator and discussed a potential transfer onto his
Cowboys’ team. He then left Lake Charles without making any decisions and returned to Baton Rouge to essentially beg LSU to allow him to play next season. Mathieu vowed to “pay his own way” back into the program, since his athletic scholarship was revoked.
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For those of you wondering what is going on with McNeese St., let’s just say classes began yesterday and Mathieu has had little to no dialog with coach Viator since his initial meeting. They open the season vs. Tennessee St. on Aug. 30th.
Said coach Viator:
“I don’t have a clue [what his plans are]. We’ve been in camp and going through two-a-days. I’ve heard a lot of things, but I really don’t know what’s going on, and I don’t know anybody that does know.”
Viator said he’d still welcome Mathieu with open arms, but he’s not going to wait around forever. All in all, twenty colleges have sought permission from LSU to contact the Honey Badger who has two years of eligibility remaining. LSU has only granted permission to schools who Mathieu approves of, including McNeese St, but they have not made that list public.
The deal is that LSU begins its fall semester on Monday, so if Mathieu enrolls that means he strongly believes coach Les Miles and LSU would welcome him back for the 2013 season, but there is no reason to believe there is a chance of that actually happening. It is believed the reason Mathieu was kicked off the team was due to multiple failed drug tests. If you remember, he missed last year’s game against Auburn for violating school policies. Neither instance was fully confirmed to be drug related.
Herb Vincent, from LSU university relations indicated that Miles spoke with Mathieu on Tuesday and reiterated to Mathieu he wanted what was best for the former Heisman candidate. When asked if there was any possibility of Mathieu playing next year, Miles did not comment, but he did confirm there is zero chance of him seeing the field as a Tiger in 2012: “That’s a fact,” said Miles.