Even without Tyrann Mathieu making plays in the secondary for the Tigers in 2012, LSU's defense will still be one of the nation's best.
Defense is a way of life for LSU. It always has been, and it always will be. Don't turn the ball over on offense, play solid special teams and dominate your opponent defensively. It's been quite the winning recipe.
But as the SEC transforms itself into a quarterback's league next season, the Tigers will have to face some impressive offenses, including a stellar non-conference opponent in Washington.
But of all the offenses this defense must face, which is the best? Or better yet, which will give LSU the most fits?