WWL NFL and college football analyst Mike Detillier says the loss of Tyrann Matheiu is a big blow for the LSU Tigers.
“Tough part about this is, this is such a talented young man, one of the most dynamic playmakers in college football when you consider what he does defensively, and what he does in the return game,” Detillier says. “It’s a major loss for LSU, considering their attrition at the cornerback spot. This is a big loss for LSU because of his playmaking skills in the secondary, and what he means on special teams. “
LSU Head Coach Les Miles today announced that he has dismissed Mathieu from the team for violation of team rules.
Detillier says that it is unlikely that LSU fans will see the ‘’Honey Badger’’ playing against the Tigers, at least not for any major, competitive teams.
“You cannot transfer from one Division 1 school to another without sitting out a season. If you go from a Division I to a I-AA school, like a McNeese, Southeastern, Nichols State, North Alabama, Jacksonville State…you can become immediately eligible.“
However, if Mathieu wants to jump to a school like USC, Alabama, or Florida, he will have to sit out a year.
Detillier says he thinks the ''Honey Badger'' will take a path similar to what Florida's Jeneris Jenkins did when he left the Gators last year due to misconduct.
"He (Jenkins) enrolled at North Alabama, and was immediately eligible, and then came out early for the NFL draft. I think Tyrann Mathieu will take a similar course: Go to a small college, play one season, and then turn pro.”