Biff Jones

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Biff Jones
L. M. "Biff" Jones.jpg
Jones from 1941 Cornhusker
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1895-10-08)October 8, 1895
Washington, D.C.
Died February 12, 1980(1980-02-12) (aged 84)
Washington, D.C.
Playing career
1915–1916 Army
Position(s) Tackle
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1926–1929
1932–1934
1935–1936
1937–1941
Army
LSU
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Administrative career (AD unless noted)
1935–1936
1937–1942
1942–?
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Army
Head coaching record
Overall 87–33–15
Bowls 0–1
Statistics
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 SoCon (1932)
2 Big Six (1937, 1940)
College Football Hall of Fame
Inducted in 1954 (profile)

Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones (October 8, 1895 – February 12, 1980) was an American football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He served as a head coach at the United States Military Academy (1926–1929), Louisiana State University (1932–1934), the University of Oklahoma (1935–1936), and the University of Nebraska (1937–1941), compiling a career record of 87–33–15. Jones was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1954.

Coaching career[edit]

Jones was an United States Army major. In 1937, he left the Oklahoma Sooners to coach their rival, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, replacing coach Dana X. Bible. Jones remained at Nebraska for five years a tallied a 28–14–4 mark. He led Nebraska to its first bowl game, the 1941 Rose Bowl, and also coached the second-ever televised college football game. Jones left Nebraska when he was called back to service during World War II.[1]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs AP#
Army Cadets (Independent) (1926–1929)
1926 Army 7–1–1
1927 Army 9–1
1928 Army 8–2
1929 Army 6–4–1
Army: 30–8–2
LSU Tigers (Southern Conference) (1932)
1932 LSU 6–3–1 4–0 T–1st
LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1933–1934)
1933 LSU 7–0–3 3–0–2 2nd
1934 LSU 7–2–2 4–2 4th
LSU: 20–5–6 11–2–2
Oklahoma Sooners (Big Six Conference) (1935–1938)
1935 Oklahoma 6–3 3–2 2nd
1936 Oklahoma 3–3–3 1–2–2 4th
Oklahoma: 9–6–3 4–4–3
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Six Conference) (1937–1941)
1937 Nebraska 6–1–2 3–0–2 1st 11
1938 Nebraska 3–5–1 2–3 T–3rd
1939 Nebraska 7–1–1 4–1 2nd 18
1940 Nebraska 8–2 5–0 1st L Rose 7
1941 Nebraska 4–5 3–2 T–2nd
Nebraska: 28–14–4 17–6–2
Total: 87–33–15
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final AP Poll.

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