2009 LSU Tigers football team

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2009 LSU Tigers football
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #17
AP #17
2009 record 9–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Les Miles (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Gary Crowton (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator John Chavis (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 92,400)
Uniform
SEC-Uniform-LSU-2009.png
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#3 Florida x   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x   8 0         14 0  
#17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
#20 Ole Miss   4 4         9 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: #2 Alabama 32, #1 Florida 13
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the college football season of 2009–2010. The team's head coach was Les Miles who served his fifth year at the helm of LSU football. They played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in SEC play and lost the Capital One Bowl 19–17 against Penn State.

Previous season[edit]

In his fourth season as head coach, Les Miles led LSU to a regular season record of 7–5, finishing 3–5 in the SEC. The Tigers were awarded a berth in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl where they faced Georgia Tech. The Tigers easily defeated the Yellow Jackets by a score of 38–3. Miles improved to 4–0 in bowl games as head coach of LSU. LSU completed the 2008 college football season with an 8–5 overall record. The bowl victory also marked the 700th win in LSU Tiger football history. The Tigers look to improve on their 8–5 season in 2009.

Before the season[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Following the 2008 season, co-defensive coordinators, Doug Mallory & Bradley Dale Peveto both left LSU. Mallory moved on to New Mexico to become defensive coordinator of the Lobos' football program,[1] while Peveto took over as the head coach of the Northwestern State Demons.[2] The Tigers replaced Mallory and Peveto with new Defensive Coordinator John Chavis who left the University of Tennessee after the departure of head coach Phillip Fulmer.[3] Chavis was a Tennessee alum and held the position of defensive coordinator there since 1995. Chavis will also coach linebackers at LSU.

Ron Cooper was hired as the new defensive backs coach. Previously, Mallory had coached the defensive backs since 2005. Cooper came to LSU from the University of South Carolina where he spent the past five years coaching on the defensive side of the football.[4]

Earl Lane also left LSU following the 2008. Lane spent 3 seasons as defensive line coach at LSU, but decided it was time to move on. Lane was replaced by Brick Haley. Haley was brought aboard as a veteran defensive line coach who has spent time in both the NFL and the Southeastern Conference.[5]

Finally, Josh Henson, who left to become co-offensive line coach for Missouri,[6] was replaced by Don Yanowsky. Henson came to LSU with Miles in 2005 and served as the Tight Ends coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers. Henson has a reputation as of being one the best recruiters in the nation. Yanowsky will also serve as the Tight Ends coach and Recruiting coordinator, and comes to LSU from Boston College.[7]

Key losses[edit]

Offense

Defense

Special teams

  • Colt David, PK All-time scoring leader for the LSU Tigers.

Returning starters[edit]

2009 recruiting class[edit]

Spring game[edit]

The Tigers held their annual spring game on Saturday April 18, 2009. LSU White defeated LSU Purple 27–0.[8]

Pre-season All-SEC honors[edit]

  • Rahim Alem, third-team DL
  • Charles Alexander, second-team DL
  • Ciron Black, first-team OL
  • Richard Dickson, first-team TE
  • Trindon Holiday, third-team RS
  • Chad Jones, second-team DB
  • Brandon Lafell, second-team WR
  • Perry Riley, third-team LB
  • Charles Scott, first-team RB
  • Terrance Toliver, third-team WR

[9]

Pre-season watch lists[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 9:30 PM at Washington* #11 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ESPN W 31–23   69,161[18]
September 12 6:00 PM Vanderbilt #11 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 23–9   91,566[19]
September 19 6:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette* #9 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 31–3   92,443[20]
September 26 11:21 PM at Mississippi State #7 Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS (Rivalry) SECN W 30–26   53,612[21]
October 3 2:30 PM at #14 Georgia #4 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CBS W 20–13   92,746[22]
October 10 7:00 PM #1 Florida #4 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 3–13   93,129[23]
October 24 6:30 PM Auburn #10 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN2 W 31–10   92,654[24]
October 31 7:00 PM Tulane* #9 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Rag) PPV W 42–0   92,031[25]
November 7 2:30 PM at #3 Alabama #9 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) CBS L 15–24   92,012[26]
November 14† 6:00 PM Louisiana Tech* #11 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 24–16   92,584[27]
November 21 2:30 PM at Ole Miss #10 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Magnolia Bowl) CBS L 23–25   61,752[28]
November 28 6:00 PM Arkansas #17 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Golden Boot) ESPN W 33–30 OT  93,013[29]
January 1, 2010 1:00 PM vs. #11 Penn State #15 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Capital One Bowl) ABC L 17–19   63,025[30]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Standard Time.

Game notes[edit]

Washington[edit]

Pregame Line:[31] -18.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 10 7 7 7 31
Huskies 7 6 0 10 23


Vanderbilt[edit]

Pregame Line: -14

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 7 2 0 9
Tigers 7 6 3 7 23


Louisiana-Lafayette[edit]

Pregame Line: -27

  • LSU improved to 22–0 all-time against the Ragin Cajuns.
1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin Cajuns 0 3 0 0 3
Tigers 7 10 7 7 31


Mississippi St.[edit]

Pregame Line: -12.5

  • LSU has now beaten Mississippi State 10 straight times.
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 13 3 7 7 30
Bulldogs 14 0 7 5 26


#14 Georgia[edit]

Pregame Line: +3.5

  • LSU beats Georgia in Athens for the first time since 1987.
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 3 0 14 20
Bulldogs 0 0 0 13 13


#1 Florida[edit]

Pregame Line: +10

  • Largest crowd ever in Tiger Stadium
1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 3 7 0 3 13
Tigers 0 3 0 0 3


Auburn[edit]

Pregame Line: -7.5

  • LSU beats Auburn for the third straight year.
  • Marks the start of the longest active home winning streak in college football.
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 3 7 10
LSU 14 3 14 0 31


Tulane[edit]

Pregame Line: -36.5

  • LSU beats the Green Wave for the 18th straight time.
1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 14 7 7 14 42


#3 Alabama[edit]

Pregame Line: +7

  • The win marks the first time the Crimson Tide have beaten the Tigers in Tuscaloosa since 1999.
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 8 0 15
Crimson Tide 0 3 7 14 24


Louisiana Tech[edit]

Pregame Line: -23

  • With the win, LSU improved to 18–1 all-time against Louisiana Tech.
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 10 0 3 16
Tigers 10 0 7 7 24


Ole Miss[edit]

Pregame Line: +4.5

  • LSU has lost to a Houston Nutt coached team 3 straight times (Arkansas 2007, Ole Miss 2008 & 2009).
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 3 0 6 23
Rebels 6 9 0 10 25


Arkansas[edit]

Pregame Line: -4

  • LSU defeats the Razorbacks for the first time since 2006. The only bright spot for Arkansas is that they were the only team to outscore LSU in the third quarter this year.
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Razorbacks 3 3 14 10 0 30
Tigers 10 7 7 6 3 33


Penn State–Capital One Bowl[edit]

On July 23, 2011 the NCAA ordered that all of Penn State's wins since 1998, including the 2009 Capitol One Bowl, were to be vacated due to the information in the Freeh Report regarding the Jerry Sandusky controversy. The game remains a loss for LSU.

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 7 6 3 3 19
Tigers 0 3 7 7 17


Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
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 11 11 9 7 4 4 10 9 9 9 9 10 17 15 13 17
Coaches 9 9 7 7 4 4 10 10 9 9 11 10 17 14 13 17
Harris Not released 4 4 9 9 9 9 11 10 16 14 13
BCS Not released 9 9 9 8 8 15 13 12

Roster[edit]

2009 LSU Tigers roster

Quarterbacks

  • 9 Jordan Jefferson – Sophomore
  • 10 Russell Shepard – Freshman
  • 12 Jarrett Lee – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 14 Chris Garrett – Freshman
  • 17 T.C. McCartney – Sophomore

Running Backs

  • 5 Keiland Williams – Senior
  • 8 Trindon Holiday – Senior
  • 24 Patrick Lipoma – Senior
  • 25 Drayton Calhoun – Freshman
  • 26 Richard Murphy – Redshirt Junior
  • 32 Charles Scott – Senior
  • 40 Orlando Gunn – Sophomore
  • 42 Michael Ford – Freshman

Athlete

  • 43 Cole Richardson – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 27 August Mangin – Senior
  • 33 Dominique Allen – Freshman
  • 34 Stevan Ridley – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 35 James Stampley – Sophomore
  • 44 Curtis Sutera – Redshirt Freshman
  • 45 Richard Dugas – Redshirt Junior
  • 86 Cleveland Davis -Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Brandon LaFell – Redshirt Senior
  • 2 Rueben Randle – Freshman
  • 13 Jordan Newell – Junior
  • 16 Jhyryn Taylor – Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Chris Tolliver – Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 R.J. Jackson – Redshirt Senior
  • 29 Jarred Joseph – Redshirt Freshman
  • 31 John Williams – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 39 R.J. Gillen – Sophomore
  • 80 Terrance Toliver – Junior
  • 82 Karl Acker – Freshman
  • 86 Chris Mitchell – Senior
  • 87 Marc Paul – Freshman
  • 88 Richard Thompson – Senior
 

Tight Ends

  • 18 Richard Dickson – Senior
  • 19 Deangelo Peterson – Sophomore
  • 41 Ronnie Turpin – Redshirt Freshman
  • 47 Tyler Edwards – Redshirt Freshman
  • 83 Mitch Joseph – Sophomore
  • 84 Jake Bryan – Redshirt Freshman
  • 85 Alex Russian – ''Redshirt Sophomore
  • 89 Greg Ostrom – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 51 Clay Spencer – Redshirt Freshman
  • 60 Will Blackwell – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 61 Ben Domingue – Freshman
  • 65 Lyle Hitt – Redshirt Senior
  • 68 Josh Dworaczyk – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 69 Stavion Lowe – Freshman
  • 70 Ciron Black – Redshirt Senior
  • 71 Alex Bonnette – Freshman
  • 71 Cordian Hagans – Redshirt Freshman
  • 72 Alex Hurst – Redshirt Freshman
  • 73 Thomas Parsons – Redshirt Freshman
  • 74 Josh Williford – Freshman
  • 75 Greg Shaw – Sophomore
  • 76 Chris Faulk – Freshman
  • 78 Joseph Barksdale – Junior
  • 79 Matt Branch – Redshirt Freshman

Long Snappers

  • 49 Austin Kinchen – Redshirt Freshman
  • 50 Joey Crappell – Sophomore
 

Defensive Line

  • 50 Chris Davenport – Freshman
  • 77 Josh Downs – Freshman
  • 84 Rahim Alem – Redshirt Senior
  • 87 Chancey Aghayere – Redshirt Freshman
  • 88 Chase Clement – Redshirt Freshman
  • 89 Lavar Edwards – Redshirt Freshman
  • 90 Michael Brockers – Freshman
  • 91 Charles Alexander – Redshirt Senior
  • 92 Drake Nevis – Junior
  • 93 Bennie Logan – Freshman
  • 94 Akiem Hicks – Junior
  • 95 Lazarius Levingston – Redshirt Junior
  • 96 Dwayne Dailey – Sophomore
  • 97 Al Woods – Senior
  • 98 Dennis Johnson – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 99 Sam Montgomery – Freshman

Linebackers

  • 11 Kelvin Sheppard – Redshirt Junior
  • 52 Archie Kern Jr- "sophomore"
  • 22 Ryan Baker – Sophomore
  • 24 Harry Coleman – Senior
  • 41 Kyle Prater – Redshirt Freshman
  • 42 David Impastato – Senior
  • 46 Kevin MinterFreshman
  • 48 Kellen Theriot – Redshirt Freshman
  • 49 Barkevious Mingo – Freshman
  • 51 Michael Johnson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 53 Jonathan Nixon – Junior
  • 54 Jacob Cutrera – Senior
  • 55 Seth Fruge – Freshman
  • 56 Perry Riley – Senior
  • 57 Lamin Barrow – Freshman
  • 58 Tahj Jones – Freshman
  • 59 Paul Felio – Sophomore
 

Defensive Backs

  • 6 Tyler Glynn – Freshman
  • 6 Craig Loston – Freshman
  • 17 Morris ClaiborneFreshman
  • 19 David Detz – Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Tayler Debusk – Redshirt Freshman
  • 25 Dexter Alexander – Freshman
  • 28 Joe Maltempi – Senior
  • 34 Jimmy Rome – Junior
  • 35 Ryan St. Julien – Redshirt Freshman
  • 36 Derrick Bryant – Sophomore
  • 37 Karnell Hatcher – Sophomore
  • 39 Josh Johns – Freshman
  • 43 Daniel Graff – Redshirt Junior
  • 45 Zach Elkins- Junior

Cornerbacks

  • 4 Jai Eugene – Redshirt Junior
  • 7 Patrick Peterson – Sophomore
  • 15 Brandon Taylor – Sophomore
  • 29 Chris Hawkins – Redshirt Senior

Safeties

  • 3 Chad Jones – Junior
  • 13 Ron Brooks – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 23 Stefoin Francois – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 40 Rockey Duplessis – Freshman
  • 44 Danny McCray – Senior

Punters

  • 33 DJ Howard – Freshman
  • 38 Derek Helton – Junior

Kickers

  • 3 Parker Brown – Freshman
  • 4 Tyler Listi – Freshman
  • 30 Trent Hebert – Sophomore
  • 30 Josh Jasper – Junior
  • 38 Drew Alleman – Redshirt Freshman

2009 Louisiana State University Football Roster and Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=27812

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Title First Year at LSU Alma Mater
Les Miles Head Coach 2005 Michigan (1976)
Gary Crowton Offensive Coordinator 2007 BYU (1983)
John Chavis Defensive Coordinator 2009 Tennessee (1979)
Don Yanowsky Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 2009 University of Toledo (1980)
Brick Haley Defensive Line Coach 2009 Alabama A&M University (1989)
Ron Cooper Defensive Backs Coach 2009 Jacksonville State University (1983)
D.J. McCarthy Wide Receivers Coach 2007 Washington (1994)
Joe Robinson Special Teams Coordinator 2008 Louisiana State University (1985)
Larry Porter Asst. Head Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams 2005 Memphis (1996)
Greg Studrawa Offensive Line Coach 2007 Bowling Green (1987)
Tommy Moffitt Strength & Conditioning Coordinator 2000 Tennessee Tech (1986)

2009 Louisiana State University Football Coaches and Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=28715

LSU Tigers in the 2010 National Football League Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL Team
Chad Jones Defensive Back 3 12 76 New York Giants
Brandon LaFell Wide Receiver 3 14 78 Carolina Panthers
Perry Riley Linebacker 4 5 103 Washington Redskins
Al Woods Defensive Tackle 4 25 123 New Orleans Saints
Trindon Holliday Wide Receiver 6 28 197 Houston Texans
Charles Scott Running Back 6 31 200 Philadelphia Eagles

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2010.htm

References[edit]