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Monday, December 31, 2012
LSU pays tribute to Sandy Hook victims

By Edward Aschoff

ATLANTA -- LSU coach Les Miles isn't one for uniform modification, but he and his team made a special exception for tonight's Chick-fil-A Bowl.

The Tigers are paying tribute to the victims of horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. LSU players unanimously voted to honor the victims by having a decal on the back of their helmets that reads "RAV," which stands for Random Acts of Violence. The letters have been stamped with a circle and a slash to represent stopping these random acts of violence. Sandy Hook Elementary is also written around the decal.

Jones starting

LSU junior linebacker Tahj Jones is making his first start of the season at outside linebacker. He is getting the start over Lamar Louis after being cleared academically.