2008 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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2008 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Liberty Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
Eastern Division
2008 record 7–6 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Rich Brooks
Offensive coordinator Joker Phillips
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Steve Brown
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Commonwealth Stadium
(Capacity: 67,606)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x#   7 1         13 1  
#13 Georgia   6 2         10 3  
Vanderbilt   4 4         7 6  
South Carolina   4 4         7 6  
Tennessee   3 5         5 7  
Kentucky   2 6         7 6  
Western Division
#6 Alabama x   8 0         12 2  
#14 Ole Miss   5 3         9 4  
LSU   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   2 6         5 7  
Auburn   2 6         5 7  
Mississippi State   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida 31, Alabama 20
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the college football season of 2008–2009. The team's head coach was Rich Brooks, who served his sixth year in the position. The Wildcats played their home games at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 3:30 PM at Louisville* Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY (Battle for the Governor's Cup) ESPN W 27–2   42,696
September 6 6:00 PM Norfolk State* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY BBSN W 38–3   69,118
September 13 7:00 PM Middle Tennessee* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY BBSN W 20–14   68,612
September 27 7:00 PM Western Kentucky* Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY BBSN W 41–3   70,731
October 4 3:30 PM at #2 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL CBS L 14–17   92,138
October 11 12:30 PM South Carolina Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY Raycom L 17–24   70,822
October 18 7:00 PM Arkansasdagger Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPNU W 21–20   70,534
October 25 12:30 PM at #7 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL Raycom L 5–63   90,589
November 1 2:30 PM at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS (Rivalry) W 14–13   40,168
November 8 12:30 PM #14 Georgia Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY Raycom L 38–42   70,626
November 15 8:00 PM Vanderbilt Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 24–31   65,595
November 29 6:45 PM at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) ESPN2 L 10–28   102,388
January 2 5:00 PM vs. East Carolina* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN W 25–19   56,125
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

Offense
WR
Randall Cobb
Gene McCaskill
LT LG C RG RT
Garry Williams Jake Lanefski Jorge Gonzalez Zipp Duncan Justin Jeffries
James Alexander Michael Williams Marcus Davis Zachary Crocker Brad Durham
TE
TC Drake
Maurice Grinter
WR
EJ Adams
Kyrus Lanxter
QB
Mike Hartline
Will Fidler
Tyler Sargeant
FB
John Conner
AJ Nance
Stephen Ball
FB
Tony Dixon
Alfonso Smith
Moncell Allen
Defense
CB
Trevard Lindley
Randall Burden
DE NT DT DE
Jeremy Jarmon Corey Peters Myron Pryor Ventrell Jenkins
Nii Adjei Oninku Shane McCord Ricky Lumpkin Austin Moss
CB
David Jones
Shomari Moore
FS
Marcus McClinton
Calvin Harrison
Will LB Middle LB Sam LB
Johnny Williams Micah Johnson Braxton Kelley
Sam Maxwell Mikhail Mabry Danny Trevathan
SS
Matt Lentz
Ashton Cobb
Special Teams
K
Lones Seiber
Ryan Tydlacka
P
Tim Masthay
Ryan Tydlacka
LS
Brad Hart
J.J. Dufrene
PR/KR
Winston Guy
David Jones
Gene McCaskill
Alfonso Smith

Game notes[edit]

Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 10 0 17 27
Cardinals 0 0 0 2 2


Starters

Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" 205 RS-So. Canton, Ohio 1
TB 28 Tony Dixon 5'9" 203 Sr. Parrish, Alabama 1
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 1
WR 12 Dicky Lyons 5'11" 190 Sr. New Orleans, Louisiana 1
WR 17 EJ Adams 6'0" 197 Jr. Stone Mountain, Georgia 1
TE 40 Maurice Grinter 6'3" 253 Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
LT 79 Garry Williams 6-3 300 Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 1
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 1
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 1
RT 76 Justin Jeffries 6'6" 310 Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
  • bold - Denotes returning starter
  • ↑ - Denotes number of games started by the player at the listed position during the 2008 season.
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 1
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 1
OLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 1
MLB 4 Micah Johnson 6'2" 250 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 1
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 1
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 1
FS 27 Ashton Cobb 6'0" 208 lb. Jr. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 1
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1
  • bold - Denotes returning starter
  • ↑ - Denotes number of games started by the player at the listed position during the 2008 season.

WEEK 1 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
[1] MYRON PRYOR
Defensive Tackle
KENTUCKY
6-1 • 310 • Senior
Louisville, Ky. (Eastern HS)


Norfolk State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 3 0 3
Wildcats 7 14 3 14 38

Starters

Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" 205 RS-So. Canton, Ohio 1
TB 28 Tony Dixon 5'9" 203 Sr. Parrish, Alabama 1
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 1
WR 12 Dicky Lyons 5'11" 190 Sr. New Orleans, Louisiana 1
WR 18 Randall Cobb 5'11" 197 Fr. Alcoa, Tennessee 0
TE 40 Maurice Grinter 6'3" 253 Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
LT 52 Billy Joe Murphy 6'6" 292 Rs.-Fr. Gamaliel, Kentucky 0
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 1
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 1
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 1
RT 76 Justin Jeffries 6'6" 310 Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
  • bold - Denotes started previous game
  • ↑ - Denotes number of games started by the player at the listed position during the 2008 season.
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 1
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 1
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 1
OLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 1
MLB 4 Micah Johnson 6'2" 250 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 1
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 1
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 1
FS 27 Ashton Cobb 6'0" 208 lb. Jr. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 1
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1
  • bold - Denotes started previous game
  • ↑ - Denotes number of games started by the player at the listed position during the 2008 season.


Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 7 0 7 0 14
Wildcats 7 3 0 10 20
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" 205 RS-So. Canton, Ohio 3
TB 28 Tony Dixon 5'9" 203 Sr. Parrish, Alabama 3
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 3
WR 12 Dicky Lyons 5'11" 190 Sr. New Orleans, Louisiana 3
WR 81 Kyrus Lanxter 6'3" 193 So. Alcoa, Tennessee 1
TE 80 T.C. Drake 6'6" 242 Jr. Bardstown, Kentucky 1
LT 52 Billy Joe Murphy 6'6" 292 Rs-Fr. Gamaliel, Kentucky 2
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 3
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 3
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 3
RT 76 Justin Jeffries 6'6" 310 Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 3
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 3
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 3
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 3
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 3
OLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 3
MLB 4 Micah Johnson 6'2" 250 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 3
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 3
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 3
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 3
FS 27 Ashton Cobb 6'0" 208 lb. Jr. Aliquippa, Pennsylvania 2
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 2

SEC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
[1] MIKE HARTLINE
Quarterback
KENTUCKY
6-6 • 204 • Sophomore
Canton, Ohio (GlenOak HS)


Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 0 3 0 0 3
Wildcats 3 14 14 10 41
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" 205 RS-So. Canton, Ohio 4
TB 28 Tony Dixon 5'9" 203 Sr. Parrish, Alabama 4
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 4
WR 12 Dicky Lyons 5'11" 190 Sr. New Orleans, Louisiana 4
WR 17 EJ Adams 6'0" 175 Jr. Stone Mountain, Georgia 2
TE 80 T.C. Drake 6'6" 242 Jr. Bardstown, Kentucky 2
LT 79 Garry Williams 6'3" 303 Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 2
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 4
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 4
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 4
RT 76 Justin Jeffries 6'6" 310 Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 4
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 4
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 4
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 4
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 4
OLB 21 Michael Schwindel 6'2" 220 lb. Jr. Hawesville, Kentucky 0
MLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 4
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 4
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 4
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 4
FS 10 Matt Lentz 6'3" 209 lb. Fr. Simpsonville, South Carolina 0
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 4

SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
[2]GARRY WILLIAMS
Tackle
KENTUCKY
6-3 • 300 • Senior
Louisville, Ky. (Seneca HS)

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 7 7 14
Crimson Tide 14 0 0 3 17
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" '205 So. Canton, Ohio 5
TB 28 Tony Dixon '5'9" 203 Sr. Parrish, Alabama 5
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 5
WR 12 Dicky Lyons 5'11" 190 Sr. New Orleans, Louisiana 5
WR 17 EJ Adams 6'0" 197 Jr. Stone Mountain, Georgia 3
TE 80 T.C. Drake 6'6"' 242 Jr. Bardstown, Kentucky 4
LT 79 Garry Williams 6'3" 300 Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 3
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 5
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 5
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 5
RT 72 Brad Durham 6'4" 310 So. Mount Vernon, Kentucky 1
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 5
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 5
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 5
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 5
OLB 21 Michael Schwindel 6'1" 220 lb. Jr. Hawesville, Kentucky 2
MLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 5
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 5
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 5
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 5
FS 33 Calvin Harrison 6'1" 197 lb. Jr. Columbia, South Carolina 1
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 5


South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 7 7 0 10 24
Wildcats 7 10 0 0 17
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" 205 So. Canton, Ohio 6
TB 20 Derrick Locke 5'10" 190 So. Hugo, Oklahoma 1
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 6
WR 12 Dicky Lyons 5'11" 190 Sr. New Orleans, Louisiana 6
WR 17 EJ Adams 6'0" 197 Jr. Stone Mountain, Georgia 4
TE 80 T.C. Drake 6'6" 242 Jr. Bardstown, Kentucky 5
LT 79 Garry Williams 6'3" 300 Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 4
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 6
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 6
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 6
RT 72 Brad Durham 6'4" 310 So. Mount Vernon, Kentucky 1
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 6
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 6
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 6
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 6
OLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 6
MLB 4 Micah Johnson 6'2" 250 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 4
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 6
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 6
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 6
FS 10 Matt Lentz 6'3" 203 lb. Rs-Fr. Simpsonville, South Carolina 2
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 6


Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 7 3 3 20
Wildcats 0 0 7 14 21
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
QB 5 Mike Hartline 6'6" 205 So. Canton, Ohio 6
TB 20 Derrick Locke 5'10" 190 So. Hugo, Oklahoma 1
FB 38 John Conner 5'11" 230 Jr. West Chester, Ohio 6
WR 12 Randall Cobb 5'11" 185 Fr. Alcoa, Tennessee 4
WR 22 Aaron Boyd 6'3" 210 Fr. Lexington, Kentucky 0
TE 80 T.C. Drake 6'6" 242 Jr. Bardstown, Kentucky 5
LT 79 Garry Williams 6'3" 300 Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 4
LG 72 Zipp Duncan 6'5" 295 Jr. Magnolia, Kentucky 6
C 61 Jorge González 6'3" 303 Jr. Tampa Bay, Florida 6
RG 73 Jess Beets 6'2" 293 Sr. Dove Canyon, California 6
RT 72 Brad Durham 6'4" 310 So. Mount Vernon, Kentucky 1
Position Number Name Height Weight Class Hometown Games↑
LE 99 Jeremy Jarmon 6'3" 277 lb. Jr. Collierville, Tennessee 6
LT 98 Myron Pryor 6'1" 310 lb. Sr. Louisville, Kentucky 6
RT 91 Corey Peters 6'3" 290 lb. Jr. Louisville, Kentucky 6
RE 95 Ventrell Jenkins 6'2" 285 lb. Sr. Columbia, South Carolina 6
OLB 56 Braxton Kelley 6'0" 230 lb. Sr. LaGrange, Georgia 6
MLB 4 Micah Johnson 6'2" 250 lb. Jr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 4
SLB 51 Johnny Williams 6'3" 244 lb. Sr. Jacksonville, Florida 6
RCB 32 Trevard Lindley 6'0" 175 lb. Jr. Hiram, Georgia 6
LCB 7 David Jones 5'10" 180 lb. Sr. Red Jacket, West Virginia 6
FS 10 Matt Lentz 6'3" 203 lb. Rs-Fr. Simpsonville, South Carolina 2
SS 2 Marcus McClinton 6'1" 210 lb. Sr. Fort Campbell, Kentucky 6


Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 0 2 5
Gators 28 14 14 7 63


Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 14 0 14
Bulldogs 7 0 6 0 13


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 7 7 14 42
Wildcats 7 7 10 14 38


Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 7 14 7 0 28
Wildcats 0 7 14 0 21


Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 0 0 7 10
Volunteers 0 7 7 14 28


East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 3 13 3 0 19
Wildcats 0 3 13 9 25


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP NR 38 35 37 36 28 33 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches 42 34 29 30 32 28 32 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Harris Not released 30 34 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

Statistics[edit]

Team[edit]

UK Opp
Scoring 294 279
  Points per Game 22.6 21.5
First Downs 212 209
  Rushing 96 96
  Passing 98 94
  Penalty 18 15
Total Offense 3891 4321
  Avg per Play 4.5 5.2
  Avg per Game 299.3 332.4
Fumbles-Lost 19-8 27-14
Penalties-Yards 69-562 74-685
  Avg per Game 43.2 52.7
UK Opp
Punts-Yards 77-3213 75-3065
  Net Avg per Punt 41.7 40.9
Time of Possession/Game 29:27 30:33
3rd Down Conversions 61/194 62/187
4th Down Conversions 10/19 8/17
Touchdowns Scored 36 36
Field Goals-Attempts 14-25 9-23
PAT-Attempts 34-36 34-36
Attendance 486038 367979
  Games/Avg per Game 7/69434 5/73596

Scores by quarter[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kentucky 34 71 78 111 294
Opponents 101 71 41 66 279

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Derrick Locke 7-0 63 319 16 303 4.8 1 68 43.3
Moncell Allen 12-0 38 206 4 202 5.3 1 38 16.8
Randall Cobb 11-0 79 401 85 316 4.0 7 18 28.7
Alfonso Smith 13-0 74 342 29 313 4.2 2 38 24.1
Tony Dixon 13-0 132 472 42 430 3.3 7 15 33.1
Trey Bowland 2-0 7 18 1 17 2.4 0 8 8.5
John Conner 13-0 15 48 1 47 3.1 0 9 3.6
Mike Hartline 11-0 24 54 63 -9 -0.4 0 9 -0.8

Passing[edit]

Name GP-GS Effic Att-Cmp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Mike Hartline 11-9 104.7 172-311-8 55.3 1666 9 71 151.5
Randall Cobb 11-4 95.1 52-99-5 52.5 542 2 37 47.9
Will Fidler 3-0 129.6 3-4-0 75.0 26 0 16 8.7

Receiving[edit]

Name GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Joe Smith                  
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   
Total                  
Opponents                  

Defense[edit]

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
Total

Special teams[edit]

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Total
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Total

Coaches[edit]

Head coach: Rich Brooks (6th year)

Offense[edit]

Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers: Joker Phillips
Offensive Scheme: Spread

Quarterbacks: Randy Sanders
Offensive Line: Jimmy Heggins
Running Backs: Larry Brown
Tight Ends: Steve Ortameyer

Defense[edit]

Defensive Coordinator: Steve Brown
Base Defense: 4-3

Defensive Line: Rick Petri
Linebackers: Chuck Smith
Defensive Backs: Chris Thurmond

Roster[edit]

[3]

Quarterback
  • 1 Will Fidler QB - So
  • 3 Matt Roark QB - Fr
  • 5 Mike Hartline QB - So
  • 10 Matt Lentz QB - So
  • 16 Deaunte Mason QB - Fr
  • 17 Tyler Sargent QB - So
  • 18 Randall Cobb QB - Fr
Wide Receiver
  • 6 Taiedo Smith WR/DB - So
  • 7 David Jones WR - Sr
  • 8 DeMoreo Ford WR - Sr
  • 12 Dicky Lyons Jr. WR - Jr
  • 13 Eric Adeyemi WR -Fr
  • 14 Anthony Mosley WR - So
  • 22 Aaron Boyd WR -Fr
  • 26 Terrence Jones WR - So
  • 48 Jayce Long WR - So
  • 49 Antonio Thomas WR/DB - So
  • 81 Kyrus Lanxter WR - So
  • 83 Anthony Stewart WR - Sr
  • 83 Courtney Gholson WR - So
  • 83 EJ Fields DB - Fr
  • 84 Chris Wraley WR - Jr
  • 85 Gene McCaskill WR - Fr
  • 87 Andre Henderson WR - So
Offensive Lineman
  • 52 Billy Joe Murphy OL - So
  • 59 Dave Ulinski OL - Fr
  • 60 Dustin Luck OL - Jr
  • 61 Jorge Gonzalez C - Jr
  • 63 Jake Lanefski OL - So
  • 64 Osaze Idumwonyi OL - Fr
  • 66 Chandler Burden OL -Fr
  • 68 Michael Williams OL - Jr
  • 70 Stuart Hines OL - So
  • 72 Zipp Duncan OT - Jr
  • 73 Jess Beets OG - Sr
  • 74 Trevino Woods OL - Fr
  • 74 Joe Fischer OT - Sr
  • 75 Brad Durham OL - So
  • 76 Justin Jeffries OT - Jr
  • 77 Marcus Davis OL - So
  • 78 Christian Johnson OL - Sr
  • 79 Garry Williams OT - Sr
Tight End
  • 80 T.C. Drake TE - Jr
  • 82 Tyler Sexton TE - Jr
  • 86 Ross Bogue TE - Jr
  • 88 Chris Goode TE - So
  • 89 Sean Stackhouse TE - Fr
 
Running Back
  • 20 Derrick Locke RB - So
  • 28 Tony Dixon RB - Sr
  • 29 Alfonso Smith RB - Jr
  • 30 Moncell Allen RB - So
  • 33 Antoine Brown RB - 'Jr
  • 37 Trey Bowland RB - So
Fullback
  • 38 John Conner FB - Jr
  • 40 Maurice Grinter FB - Jr
  • 43 Stephen Ball FB - So
  • 47 Matt Ramsey FB - So
Defensive tackle
  • 53 Ricky Lumpkin DT - So
  • 90 Matthew Smith DT - Fr
  • 91 Corey Peters DT - Jr
  • 93 Austin Moss DT - Jr
  • 95 Ventrell Jenkins DT - Sr
  • 98 Myron Pryor DT - Sr
Defensive Lineman
  • 60 Shane McCord DL - So
  • 67 Joe Scott DL - So


Defensive End
  • 39 Courtney Coffey DE - So
  • 45 Antwane Glenn DE - So
  • 62 Greg Meisner DE - So
  • 67 Charles Mustafaa DE - So
  • 69 B.J. Wiedemann DE - So
  • 90 Jamil Paris DE - Jr
  • 92 Josh Minton DE - So
  • 96 Collins Ukwu DE - Fr
  • 97 Nii Adjei Oninku DE - Sr
  • 99 Jeremy Jarmon DE - Jr
 
Linebacker
  • 4 Micah Johnson LB - Jr
  • 39 William Johnson DB - Fr
  • 41 Danny Trevathan LB - Fr
  • 41 Ben Bates LB - Jr
  • 42 Chris Cessna LB - So
  • 43 Mikhail Mabry LB - Jr
  • 46 Ronnie Sneed LB - So
  • 47 A.J. Nance LB - Jr
  • 50 Sam Maxwell LB - Jr
  • 51 Johnny Williams LB - Sr
  • 54 Brandon Thurmond LB - So
  • 56 Braxton Kelley LB - Sr
  • 57 Jacob Dufrene LB - So
  • 94 Taylor Wyndham LB - Fr
Defensive Backs
  • 2 Marcus McClinton DB - Sr
  • 11 Greg Wilson DB - So
  • 15 Chris Drayton DB - So
  • 19 Winston Guy DB - Fr
  • 21 Michael Schwindel DB - Jr
  • 23 Shomari Moore DB - Sr
  • 24 Randall Burden DB - 'So
  • 25 Ahmad Grigsby Jr DB - So
  • 27 Ashton Cobb DB - Jr
  • 31 Jordan Nevels DB - Jr
  • 32 Trevard Lindley DB - So
  • 33 Calvin Harrison DB - Jr
  • 34 Paul Warford DB - Jr
  • 35 Cartier Rice DB - Fr
  • 36 Robbie McAtee DB - Sr
  • 40 Daryl Faulkner DB - So
  • 71 James Alexander DB - Jr
Long Snapper
  • 58 Greg Curtin LS - Sr
  • 62 Clay Pear LS - So
  • 65 J.J. Helton LS - So
  • 74 Brad Hart LS - So
Punter
Place Kicker
  • 36 Lones Seiber K - Jr
  • 97 J.J. Housley K - Sr

Postseason awards[edit]

All-American[edit]

Team Player Position
First Team Tim Masthay Punter
All-American Selections

All-SEC[edit]

Team Player Position
First Team Micah Johnson Linebacker
First Team Trevard Lindley Defensive Back
First Team Tim Masthay Punter
Second Team Garry Williams Tackle
Second Team Myron Pryor Defensive Tackle
Third Team Jeremy Jarmon Defensive End
All-SEC Selections

All-Freshman SEC[edit]

Team Player Position
First Team Randall Cobb Quarterback/Wide Receiver/Punt Returner
All-Freshman SEC Selections

Preseason awards[edit]

All-SEC[edit]

Team Player Position
First Team Trevard Lindley Defensive Back
Second Team Jeremy Jarmon Defensive End
Second Team Micah Johnson Linebacker
Third Team Dicky Lyons, Jr. Wide Receiver
Third Team Garry Williams Tackle
All-SEC Selections

Class of 2009 commitments/signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Brian Adams
QB
Cumming, Georgia South Forsyth 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jun 22, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Justin Aumiller
TE
Danville, Kentucky Boyle County 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Jun 20, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Justin Bean
WR
Tupelo, Mississippi Tupelo 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jul 1, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Mister Cobble
DT
Louisville, Kentucky Central 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Jun 22, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 69
Mark Crawford
DT
Indianapolis, IN Coffeyville CC 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 310 lb (140 kg) Dec 27, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
DeQuin Evans
DE
Wilmington, CA Harbor CC 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Feb 4, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Qua Huzzie
LB
LaGrange, Georgia LaGrange 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jul 21, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Tristian Johnson
DE
LaGrange, Georgia LaGrange 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Aug 4, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Anthony Kendrick
TE
Katy, Texas Seven Lakes 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jul 3, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
LaRod King
WR
Radcliff, Kentucky North Hardin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 5, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Patrick Ligon
DE
Memphis, TN Christian Brothers 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jan 26, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Chris Matthews
WR
Wilmington, CA Harbor CC 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Dec 15, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Demetri Merritt
OLB
LaGrange, Georgia LaGrange 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Oct 28, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Kevin Mitchell
OT
Douglasville, Georgia Alexander 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Jun 25, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Terrell Mitchell
TE
Powder Springs, Georgia McEachern 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 8, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Ryan Mosby
LB
Rockwall, Texas Rockwall-Heath 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jan 19, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Ryan Mossakowski
QB
Frisco, Texas Centennial 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Aug 8, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Martavius Neloms
DB
Memphis, TN Fairley 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jan 25, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Morgan Newton
QB
Carmel, Indiana Carmel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Aug 21, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 81
Donte Rumph
DE
St. Matthews, South Carolina Calhoun County 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 264 lb (120 kg) Aug 25, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Donald Russell
RB
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Dwyer 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jan 22, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Sam Simpson
C
Lexington, Kentucky Henry Clay 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 295 lb (134 kg) Aug 12, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Dakotah Tyler
RB
Indianapolis, Indiana Pike 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Dec 11, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Jarvis Walker
S
Metairie, Louisiana Rummel 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jun 25, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Myron Walker
DT
Metairie, Louisiana Rummel 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Jun 25, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Larry Warford
OG
Richmond, Kentucky Madison Central 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 279 lb (127 kg) Mar 24, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Ridge Wilson
LB
Louisville, Kentucky Central 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 207 lb (94 kg) Sep 1, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 26   Rivals: 42
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

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