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Topic - Tryann Mathieu
Hours after a judge decided against sending Jeremy Hill to jail for a probation violation, LSU's leading running back last season apologized to his teammates and then joined them at practice.
The last two times the BCS national championship game was played in New Orleans, LSU won it.
"It's just having that championship swagger," said Mathieu, a versatile defensive back who is expected to start at cornerback and move to nickel back in passing situations. "Last year was a disappointing season for us. We finished 11-2 and we finished in the Top 10, but we pride ourselves on being a champion."