2012 LSU Tigers football team

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2012 LSU Tigers football
Louisiana State University (block logo).svg
Chick-fil-A Bowl vs. Clemson, L 24–25
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #14
2012 record 10–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach Les Miles (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa (2nd as coordinator, 6th overall year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator John Chavis (4th year)
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 92,542)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
#9 Florida x   7 1         11 2  
#8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
#23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x#   7 1         13 1  
#14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
#5т Texas A&M   6 2         11 2  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 8  
Auburn   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by eighth year head coach Les Miles and played their home games at Tiger Stadium. They were a member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in SEC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Chick-fil-A Bowl where they were defeated by Clemson.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Les Miles Head Coach 8 Michigan (1976)
John Chavis Defensive Coordinator 4 Tennessee (1979)
Greg Strudawa Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach 6 Bowling Green (1987)
Steve Kragthorpe Quarterbacks 2 Jacksonville State (1983)
Frank Wilson Running Backs, Recruiting Coordinator 3 Nicholls State (1997)
Corey Raymond Defensive Backs 1 LSU (1992)
Steve Ensminger Tight Ends 3 LSU (1982)
Adam Henry Wide Receivers, Passing Game Coordinator 1 McNeese State (1993)
Brick Haley Defensive Line 4 Alabama A&M (1989)
Thomas McGaughey Special Teams 2 Houston (1995)
Reference:[1]

Recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kwon Alexander
OLB
Oxford, AL Oxford HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 83
Vadal Alexander
OG
Buford, GA Buford HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 310 lb (140 kg) N/A Oct 10, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 81
Travin Dural
WR
Breaux Bridge, LA Breaux Bridge HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Apr 5, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Derek Edinburgh
OT
New Orleans, LA Edna Karr HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 337 lb (153 kg) N/A Jul 19, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Ronnie Feist
OLB
Edgard, LA West Saint John HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.6 Feb 5, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Reid Ferguson
LS
Buford, GA Buford HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 235 lb (107 kg) N/A Jun 20, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Dillon Gordon
TE
River Ridge, LA John Curtis Christian HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 245 lb (111 kg) N/A Feb 5, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Trey Granier
ILB
Thibodaux, LA Thibodaux HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Nov 11, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Jerald Hawkins
DE
Baldwin, LA West Saint Mary HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 285 lb (129 kg) N/A May 28, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Jeremy Hill
RB
Baton Rouge, LA Redemptorist HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Jan 18, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: LQ
Kavahra Holmes
WR
Breaux Bridge, LA Breaux Bridge HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Jun 7, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Danielle Hunter
DE
Katy, TX Morton Ranch HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.6 Jul 20, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Avery Johnson
WR
Pompano Beach, FL Ely HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) N/A Sep 1, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Deion Jones
ILB
New Orleans, LA Jesuit HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.4 Dec 2, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Jeremy Liggins
QB
Oxford, MS Lafayette HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) N/A Jan 30, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Lamar Louis
ATH
Breaux Bridge, LA Breaux Bridge HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.5 Apr 5, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Jalen Mills
CB
DeSoto, TX DeSoto HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 Jul 20, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Lorenzo Phillips
OLB
Patterson, LA Patterson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) N/A Jan 21, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Derrick Raymond
S
Metairie, LA East Jefferson HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 May 28, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jerquinick Sandolph
CB
Boutte, LA Hahnville HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 May 28, 2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
John Thomas
TE
Bossier City, LA Airline HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 245 lb (111 kg) N/A Mar 30, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Dwayne Thomas
CB
New Orleans, LA O. Perry Walker HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) N/A Apr 9, 2011 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Corey Thompson
S
Missouri City, TX Lawrence E. Elkins HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.55 Jan 30, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6   Rivals: 18
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM North Texas* #3 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 41–14   92,059
September 8 6:00 PM Washington* #3 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN W 41–3   92,804
September 15 7:00 PM Idaho* #3 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA TigerVision PPV W 63–14   92,177
September 22 6:00 PM at Auburn #2 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 12–10   86,721
September 29 6:00 PM #12 (FCSTowson* #3 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 38–22   92,154
October 6 2:30 PM at #10 Florida #4 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Rivalry) CBS L 6–14   90,824
October 13 7:00 PM #3 South Carolina #9 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN W 23–21   92,734
October 20 11:00 AM at #20 Texas A&M #6 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ESPN W 24–19   87,429
November 3 7:00 PM #1 Alabama #5 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 17–21   93,374
November 10 6:00 PM #22 Mississippi Statedagger #9 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN W 37–17   92,831
November 17 2:30 PM Ole Miss #8 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) CBS W 41–35   92,872
November 23 1:30 PM at Arkansas #8 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS W 20–13   71,117
December 31 6:30 PM vs. #15 Clemson* #9 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Bowl) ESPN L 24–25   68,027
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Sources:[2][3]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 3 (16) 3 (4) 3 (4) 2 (2) 3 (1) 4 9 6 6 5 9 8 8 9 9 14 
Coaches' 1 (18) 3 (7) 2 (5) 2 (5) 3 (1) 3 (1) 8 6 6 5 9 8 7 6 7 12 
Harris Not released 8 6 6 5 8 8 8 7 8 Not released 
BCS Not released 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 8 Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football – 2012 Coaches". LSU Sports.net. Retrieved November 13, 2011. 
  2. ^ "2012 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ SEC 2012 TV Schedule, Matt Sarz Sports, Retrieved April 12, 2012