Good luck wathing him on some NAIA school. He was busted for using synthetic weed (spice) for the third time according to my friends listening to WWL in Baton Rouge. Miles made the right move and I agree with him 100%. I don't want LSU turning into another Miami or PSU and this show recruits and parents that even if your the best in the country at what you do, you're not exempt. And for people saying this ruin's LSU national title hopes, it doesn't. If it was the QB, then yes, I'd say LSU probably doesn't deserve it's number ranking but this was a CB. A dynamic one at that but something that can be fixed. LSU has one of the deepest CB pools in the country, (seen here, post #1)
and one of the best if not the best front sevens in the country so someone will inevitably step in and fill the void. It happened last year when Mathieu was suspended, and the defense didn't miss a beat. Plus even with this, LSU has a lot less to replace then any other SEC West team. I respect Arky and Bama but theres no way you can justify them having more talent then LSU right now, even with Mathieu gone. Hell 222 members of the media from SEC days picked LSU to win the conference this year which was an all time high, with the votes looking like this:
SEC Champion(Total Points)1. LSU (129) 2. Alabama (65) 3. Georgia (14) 4. South Carolina (6) 5. Arkansas (4) 6. Auburn (2) T7. Florida (1) T7. Ole Miss (1)
Granted that would probably change now and this doesnt automatially mean you'll win the conference as the the media has only selected the right team four times since 1996 but LSU would still have the most votes and I'd rather have to fill Mathieus shoes then Trent Richardson's.