BATON ROUGE — No matter how one looks at it, 10 underclass members of LSU’s 2012 football team leaving a year early for the NFL Draft is not good news.
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The 2012 Tigers, largely because of the some of the above names, had gotten fat literally and figuratively.
The number of players who were not as good in ’12 as in ’11 was startling. Neither Mingo nor Montgomery put up the numbers in ’12 they did in ’11. Montgomery, at times, looked out of shape. Remember when Coach Les Miles benched him early in the season for Lavar Edwards? Remember when Miles benched Wing in the season opener because of a hamstring and used Keehn? Wing didn’t have a hamstring injury. Wing also did not have the spectacular season in ’12 he had in ’11.
Reid did not play as well in ’12 as he did in ’11. He was hurt by the loss of cornerback Tyrann Mathieu, who was kicked off the team permanently in August for continually failing tests for marijuana and has entered the draft. Reid was also hurt by the loss of cornerback Morris Claiborne, who entered the draft after ’11. Anyone would have been hurt by not having such talented teammates near him, but Reid should not have been a first team All-American last season.
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