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ATLANTA LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne reminded me very much of a 2-year-old Saturday. This is a compliment, I promise.
He flashed all of the best parts of that age, none of the bad ones.
Anybody who has studied the behavior patterns of 2-year-olds through the lens of parenthood knows they live in the moment. Anger looks like anger, joy like joy. They are years away from reacting how they think they should or dimming their enthusiasm lest anybody be watching. Next year, next week, two minutes from now matter not to them.
This was Claiborne in the immediate aftermath of LSU's 42-10 victory over Georgia in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday. He was leaping and chest bumping and giggling and smiling.
"It is good to be a Tiger," he yelled to no one in particular as the streamers fell from the ceiling at The Georgia Dome.
There was no solemn talk of "one more." He was enjoying this moment. He seemed to grasp that not everybody goes undefeated through th...
BEST OF MAXIM
As LSU appears to be on their way to the BCS Championship game, LSU defender Tyrann Mathieu returned a punt nearly 62 yards for a touchdown for LSU's first score of the game.
However, it appears upon a second look that it wasn't touchdown since Mathieu appears to throw the ball out of bounds before he crosses the plane of the goal-line:
(Courtesy of Instant Replay)
LSU’s only first half highlight should never have been
Letting go of the football before crossing the line is a no-no. Except for honey badgers. Pic via @willbrinson
LSU’s offense was struggling in the first half of the SEC championship game against Georgia, that’s for sure. But leave it to Tyrann Matthieu to come through on special teams to give the Tigers some life.
Tyrann Mathieu has done it again. He returned a 62 yard punt return for a touchdown against Georgia in the SEC Championship game. Last week he had this 92 yard punt return against Arkansas. The return was huge for LSU considering they only had 12 total yards on offense in the first half. No denying this guy is one of the most electric players in college football this year...
Being a native of Georgia, this one kind of hurts but it was impressive nevertheless. LSU's Tyrann Mathieu's returned a 62 yard punt for a touchdown in the first half of the SEC Championship Game — LSU's first score of the afternoon. The impressive return was actually should not have been counted. Just as Mathieu crossed the goal line, he flipped the ball to an official...
LSU slogged its way through a brutal first half. The nation's top-ranked team had only 12 yards and not even a single first down. The "Honey Badger" didn't care. He just took what he wanted -- a trip to the national championship game. Tyrann Mathieu turned in an MVP performance when the Tigers needed him most, running back a punt 62 yards for a touchdown, setting...
Tyrann Mathieu returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown and set up two other scores with a fumble recovery and another dazzling return, leading No. 1 LSU to a 42-10 rout of Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday.
Well, I've gotten both sides of my mind clear. A few other thoughts rolling around in my head:
Playing disciplined: The Vandy game illustrated what can happen if we don't keep our heads about us. They pulled off a fake punt, got free yards on dumb penalties, and nearly won the game because they got in our kitchen. Under no circumstances can we afford to just give LSU...
Yes, this was on the front of the Official LSUShop.net page last night.
The funny part is, it's been up quite a while now and although it appears to be a simple script running on top of the site, LSU hasn't taken it down yet. This could mean a few things, either this is just a url mix up at the company that runs the site for LSU, who also runs Bama's shop (TeamFanShop...
The Tigers (13-0) beat the Tide, 9-6, in overtime on Nov. 5 at Alabama (11-1) in a Southeastern Conference game.