LSU’s Mathieu, Bama’s Richardson square off Saturday
LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu, AKA “The Honey Badger,” was named one of five finalists for the Heisman Trophy Monday afternoon, joining Alabama running back Trent Richardson, Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III, Stanford QB Andrew Luck and Wisconsin tailback Montee Ball in New York City Saturday for the trophy presentation.
In a contest that has largely become an exclusive club for quarterbacks and running backs, the sophomore cornerback from New Orleans will be the first defensive back up for the award since Michigan’s Charles Woodson won it in 1997. Mathieu and Richardson will face one another again on Jan. 9 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the BCS national championship game.
Mathieu’s Heisman votes no doubt skyrocketed following Saturday’s phenomenal performance in the SEC Championship against George when he had two long, weaving, juking punt returns, one for a touchdown, to go along with four tackles and a fumble recovery.
According to The Advocate, after hearing his name in ESPN’s Heisman selection show Monday, Mathieu tweeted, “Thank GOD!! I am truly blessed!!”
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again, it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to go public this year.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.