Podcast: No Honey Badger, no problem?

With kickoff to the 2012 season just days away, the LSU Tigers are still trying to erase the memories of a dismal performance against Alabama in the national championship game. Kris Brauner of Saturday Night Slant joins CBR managing editor Allen Kenney for a podcast to preview what's in store for his Bayou Bengals in the fall.

Kris and Allen discuss:

*How the defense is preparing for life without the Honey Badger following Tyrann Mathieu's dismissal.

*A talented, but thin, secondary.

*Zach Mettenberger's progress behind center.

*Questions at receiver.

*And more.

Also, Dave Bartoo of CFBMatrix.com joins Allen for what is going to be a weekly segment looking at some of his favorite upset possibilities in the first week of the year. Listeners who are interested in purchasing the CFBMatrix Best Bets package can click HERE to sign up and use promotional code "cbr" for a discount on their purchase.

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