2013 LSU Tigers football team

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2013 LSU Tigers football
Louisiana State University (block logo).svg
Outback Bowl Champions
Outback Bowl vs. Iowa, W 21–14
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
Ranking
Coaches #14
AP #14
2013 record 10–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Les Miles (9th year)
Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron (1st year)
Offensive scheme Air Coryell
Defensive coordinator John Chavis (5th year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 92,542)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5 Missouri x   7 1         12 2  
#4 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
Georgia   5 3         8 5  
#24 Vanderbilt   4 4         9 4  
Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tennessee   2 6         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#2 Auburn xy   7 1         12 2  
#7 Alabama x   7 1         11 2  
#14 LSU   5 3         10 3  
#18 Texas A&M   4 4         9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         7 6  
Ole Miss   3 5         8 5  
Arkansas   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2013 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by ninth 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.

Previous season and offseason[edit]

LSU entered the 2012 season as the defending SEC champion. The Tigers accumulated a conference record of 6–2, with losses on the road against the Florida Gators and at home to the eventual national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. After finishing the regular season with an overall record of 10–2, LSU was selected to play in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl against the Clemson Tigers. LSU was defeated by Clemson on a last second field goal by a score of 25–24.

Following the end of the season, LSU lost numerous players to the NFL Draft, including ten underclassmen, the most of any other team. Key losses included second-team All Americans Kevin Minter and Eric Reid, third-team All American Sam Montgomery, and second-team All-SEC players Barkevious Mingo and Drew Alleman.

In February 2013, LSU announced that it had hired former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, for the same position. Cameron served as the Ravens' offensive coordinator for five seasons. Cameron served for a single season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins prior to joining the Ravens' staff. Prior to that, Cameron was the offensive coordinator for five seasons for the San Diego Chargers. Cameron had also previously spent time as part of the staff for the Michigan Wolverines alongside LSU head coach Les Miles for seven seasons from 1987 to 1993. Cameron will be replacing Greg Studrawa as LSU's offensive coordinator. Studrawa had spent the prior two seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Studrawa was retained as the offensive line coach.[2]

Key departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Lavar Edwards 89 DE 6'4" 277 Senior Gretna, Louisiana 5th round draft pick (#142) to the Tennessee Titans
Chris Faulk 76 OT 6'5" 331 Junior Slidell, Louisiana Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns
Michael Ford 42 RB 5'9" 210 Junior Leesville, Louisiana Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears
Bennie Logan 18 DT 6'2" 309 Junior Coushatta, Louisiana 3rd round draft pick (#67) of the Philadelphia Eagles
P.J. Lonergan 64 C 6'4" 305 Senior New Orleans, Louisiana Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears
Barkevious Mingo 49 DE 6'4" 241 Junior West Monroe, Louisiana 1st round draft pick (#6) of the Cleveland Browns
Kevin Minter 46 ILB 6'0" 246 Junior Suwanee, Georgia 2nd round draft pick (#45) of the Arizona Cardinals
Sam Montgomery 99 DE 6'3" 262 Junior Greenwood, South Carolina 3rd round draft pick (#95) of the Houston Texans
Eric Reid 1 S 6'1" 213 Junior Geismar, Louisiana 1st round draft pick (#18) of the San Francisco 49ers
Russell Shepard 10 WR 6'0" 196 Senior Houston, Texas Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles
Tharold Simon 24 CB 6'2" 202 Junior Eunice, Louisiana 5th round draft pick (#138) to the Seattle Seahawks
Spencer Ware 11 RB 5'10" 228 Junior Cincinnati, Ohio 6th round draft pick (#194) to the Seattle Seahawks
Brad Wing 38 P 6'2" 205 Sophomore Melbourne, Australia Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles

Class of 2013 signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Maquedius Bain
DT
Fort Lauderdale, Florida University School of Nova Southeastern University 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 299 lb (136 kg) Jan 2, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kendell Beckwith
LB
Jackson, Louisiana East Feliciana High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Jan 4, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Josh Boutte
OG
New Iberia, Louisiana Westgate High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 313 lb (142 kg) Feb 7, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tashawn Bower
DE
Somerville, New Jersey Immaculata High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Jeryl Brazil
CB
Loranger, Louisiana Loranger High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Jan 29, 2013 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
John Diarse
WR
Monroe, Louisiana Neville High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Mar 17, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Andy Dodd
OG
Lindale, Georgia Pepperell High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 313 lb (142 kg) Jul 20, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Fehoko Fanaika
OG
Sacramento, California College of San Mateo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 340 lb (150 kg) Mar 15, 2012 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Greg Gilmore
DT
Hope Mills, North Carolina South View High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 283 lb (128 kg) Nov 8, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Frank Herron
DE
Memphis, Tennessee Central High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jun 1, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Rickey Jefferson
CB
Destrehan, Louisiana Destrehan High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jul 5, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Anthony Jennings
QB
Marietta, Georgia Marietta High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jun 7, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Melvin Jones
LB
Lake Charles, Louisiana Washington-Marion Magnet High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Jun 29, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Christian Lacouture
DE
Lincoln, Nebraska Lincoln Southwest High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 273 lb (124 kg) Nov 2, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Quantavius Leslie
WR
Hogansville, Georgia Hinds Community College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 193 lb (88 kg) May 16, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
K.J. Malone
OG
Ruston, Louisiana Cedar Creek High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 293 lb (133 kg) Mar 31, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Lewis Neal
DE
Wilson, North Carolina Hunt High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Jul 4, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Michael Patterson
DE
Winnfield, Louisiana Winnfield Senior High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Mar 28, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Avery Peterson
WR
Pompano Beach, Florida Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Dec 21, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Ethan Pocic
OT
Lemont, Illinois Lemont High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 283 lb (128 kg) May 29, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Hayden Rettig
QB
Los Angeles, California Cathedral High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) May 22, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Duke Riley
LB
River Ridge, Louisiana John Curtis Christian High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jan 30, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Rashard Robinson
CB
Pompano Beach, Florida Blanche Ely High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 169 lb (77 kg) Jul 31, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
DeSean Smith
TE
Lake Charles, Louisiana Barbe High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Jul 2, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Kevin Spears
WR
New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Cross School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jan 19, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Logan Stokes
TE
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Northeast Mississippi Community College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) May 26, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:3/5 stars
Tre'Davious White
CB
Shreveport, Louisiana Green Oaks High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Feb 4, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9   Rivals: 6  ESPN: 7
  • 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.

Sources:

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Les Miles Head coach 9 Michigan (1976)
Cam Cameron Offensive coordinator, Quarterbacks 1 Indiana (1983)
John Chavis Defensive coordinator 5 Tennessee (1979)
Frank Wilson Running backs, Recruiting coordinator 4 Nicholls State (1997)
Steve Ensminger Tight ends 4 LSU (1982)
Brick Haley Defensive line 5 Alabama A&M (1989)
Adam Henry Wide receivers 2 McNeese State (1998)
Thomas McGaughey Special teams 3 Houston (1996)
Corey Raymond Defensive backs 2 LSU (1992)
Greg Studrawa Offensive line 7 Bowling Green (1987)
Reference:[3]

Schedule[edit]

LSU's 2013 schedule was released by the Southeastern Conference and LSU on October 18, 2012.[4]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 8:00 p.m. vs. #20 TCU* #12 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX (Cowboys Classic) ESPN W 37–27   80,230
September 7 6:00 p.m. UAB* #9 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 56–17   90,037
September 14 6:00 p.m. Kent State* #8 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 45–13   89,113
September 21 6:45 p.m. Auburn #6 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN W 35–21   92,368
September 28 2:30 p.m. at #9 Georgia #6 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CBS L 41–44   92,746
October 5 6:00 p.m. at Mississippi State #10 Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN W 59–26   57,113
October 12 2:30 p.m. #17 Florida #10 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS W 17–6   92,980
October 19 6:00 p.m. at Ole Miss #6 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Magnolia Bowl) ESPN2 L 24–27   61,160
October 26 6:00 p.m. Furman*dagger #13 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA Tigervision PPV W 48–16   92,554
November 9 7:00 p.m. at #1 Alabama #10 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) CBS L 17–38   101,821
November 23 2:30 p.m. #9 Texas A&M #18 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS W 34–10   92,949
November 29 1:30 p.m. Arkansas #15 Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS W 31–27   89,656
January 1, 2014 12:00 p.m. vs. Iowa* #14 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL (Outback Bowl) ESPN W 21–14   51,296
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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 15 Final 
AP 12 9 8 6 6 10 10 6 13 11 10 18 18 15 14 14 14 
Coaches' 13 11 8 7 6 11 11 8 13 13 12 18 19 15 14 14 14 
Harris Not released 8 12 12 11 17 17 14 14 14 Not released 
BCS Not released 13 13 13 21 22 17 15 16 Not released


Game notes[edit]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 LSU 6 10 14 7 37
#20 TCU 3 7 7 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2–1 1968 W 10–7


UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 17 0 0 17
#9 LSU 21 14 21 0 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2000 L 10–13


Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kent State 0 10 3 0 13
#8 LSU 21 10 0 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 14 7 21
#6 LSU 14 7 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–20–1 2012 W 12–10


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 LSU 14 3 10 14 41
#9 Georgia 14 10 10 10 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–12–1 2011 W 42–10


Mississippi State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 LSU 14 14 3 28 59
Mississippi State 9 14 3 0 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
70–33–3 2012 W 37–17


Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Florida 3 0 0 3 6
#10 LSU 0 14 0 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–31–3 2012 L 6–14


Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 LSU 0 0 14 10 24
Ole Miss 3 7 14 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
58–39–4 2012 W 41–35


Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Furman 10 6 0 0 16
#13 LSU 13 7 14 14 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 LSU 0 14 3 0 17
#1 Alabama 3 14 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–47–5 2012 L 17–21


Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Texas A&M 0 10 0 0 10
#18 LSU 7 14 10 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–20–3 2012 W 24–19


Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 10 10 0 27
#15 LSU 14 0 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–20–2 2012 W 20–13


Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 7 7 14
#14 LSU 7 7 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2005 L 25–30


References[edit]

  1. ^ Link to the AP Poll
  2. ^ Rabalais, Scott (February 15, 2013). "It's Official: Cam Cameron Is LSU's Offensive Coordinator". The Advocate (Baton Rouge). Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Football – 2013 Coaches". LSU Athletics. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  4. ^ "2013 Schedules". LSU Athletics. October 18, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2013.