LSU Tigers sophomore cornerback Tyrann Mathieu hit a rough patch in the middle of the season. After garnering heisman buzz for his incredible play, which also earned him the nickname honey badger, Mathieu began to believe in the "honey badger" alter ego. When that occured, Mathieu's play admittingly began to slip. In addition, he was "withheld from play" for a game due to a failed drug test. What did all this do to Mathieu? Force him to grow.

Luke Johnson of the Times Picayune and has more on Mathieu's force fed humble pie, and why Tyrann thinks it was the best thing for him. Click here to read all about it.