There’s an old say when one door closes another door opens.
Former LSU defensive back and Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu is quickly moving to make sure that other door will open.
College Football Talk is reporting that the Honey Badger visited McNeese State hours after being booted from the No 1 ranked tigers for violating school policy.
The Cowboys head coach Matt Viator released a brief statement on the matter.
“I received a call from Tyrann after practice on Friday that he wanted to come and meet with us,” Cowboys head coach Matt Viator said in the statement. “We contacted LSU to get permission to talk to him and he arrived on campus later that night. We visited for an hour-and-a-half and then he went back home to New Orleans.”
In this day and age of the quick response and blatant lack of patients, Mathieu is banking on his ability to dominate at a lower level and move on to the NFL immediately afterwards a la Janoris Jenkins.
There was a day and time when an athlete would accept his responsibility, sit out one season and return to redeem himself with the same university.
That day has passed. Athletes like Mathieu feel the need to strike while the iron is hot and can’t really see themselves potentially sitting out a season and risking injury during the season they return.
If Tyrann can keep his nose clean on the FBS level, and answer some tough questions from NFL personnel in the coming months I have no doubt he can regain the lost draft stock that has evidently plummeted over the past 34 hours.