January 5, 2012
FILE- In this Aug. 9, 2011, file photo, LSU defensive backs Tyrann Mathieu (7), Morris Claiborne (17), Ron Brooks (13), and Tharold Simon (24) pose for photographers during NCAA college football media day at LSU in Baton Rouge, La. Mathieu and Claiborne are the first cornerback teammates to lock down spots on the AP All-American team. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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A few months ago, when there were rumblings that Virginia Tech might be jumping to the Southeastern Conference, Eddie Whitley and his teammates got excited.