Pressed into action for the first time in his LSU career in 2012, Jalen Collins has experienced some ups and downs. He thinks all of it, and additional practice time before the Tigers' bowl, will help him for 2013.
Coach Les Miles entered fall practice looking to replace corner Morris Claiborne and safety Brandon Taylor. On Friday, the Tigers' head man was forced to make the tough decision to dismiss All-Everything defensive back Tyrann Mathieu. The Tiger defense will now have to replace three starters in the secondary from a season ago. The newest face in the mix is redshirt freshman Jalen Collins.