Minter shines as D's surprise leader 

November, 26, 2012
11/26/12
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BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's defense seemed easy to figure out coming into the season.

The Tigers were dominant because of a defensive line loaded with NFL prospects and a secondary with a Heisman Trophy candidate in Tyrann Mathieu who was going to harass opponents into turnovers and create touchdowns for the sometimes stagnant offense. The linebackers, unspectacular a season ago, were sort of along for the ride.

It didn't quite work out that way.
LSU's Talented Youth
LSU head coach Les Miles talks about the loss of talent to the NFL Draft, how he will replace quarterback Zach Mettenberger and his expectations for running back Leonard Fournette.
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