1999 LSU Tigers football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1999 LSU Tigers football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
1999 record 3–8 (1–7 SEC)
Head coach Gerry DiNardo
(5th year, 10 games)
Hal Hunter
(interim, 1 game)
Offensive coordinator Bob McConnell
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper
Base defense 3-4
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
(Capacity: 79,940)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 12 Florida x   7 1         9 4  
No. 9 Tennessee   6 2         9 3  
No. 16 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   4 4         6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6         5 6  
South Carolina   0 8         0 11  
Western Division
No. 8 Alabama x$   7 1         10 3  
No. 13 Mississippi State   6 2         10 2  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4         8 4  
No. 17 Arkansas   4 4         8 4  
Auburn   2 6         5 6  
LSU   1 7         3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. Coached by Gerry DiNardo in his last year at LSU, the Tigers played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LSU fired DiNardo before the final game of the season against conference opponent Arkansas after eight consecutive losses and named Assistant Coach Hal Hunter as interim head coach for the final game.[1] In Coach Hunter's only game as the team's head coach, unranked LSU (2-8, 0-7) dominated #17 Arkansas (7-3, 4-3) in their lone victory over a conference opponent that season.[2] Former Michigan State University head football coach Nick Saban accepted LSU's offer and took over the team in December 1999.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 7:00 PM San Jose State* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 29–21   76,753
September 11 7:00 PM North Texas*dagger Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA W 52–0   79,845
September 18 4:00 PM Auburn Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Tiger Bowl) ESPN L 7–41   80,562
October 2 11:30 AM at No. 11 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA JPS L 22–23   86,117
October 9 2:30 PM No. 8 Florida Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) CBS L 10–31   80,255
October 16 11:30 AM at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY JPS L 5–31   67,370
October 23 5:00 PM at No. 12 Mississippi State Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Rivalry) ESPN2 L 16–17   41,274
October 30 7:00 PM No. 25 Ole Miss Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA L 23–42   80,084
November 6 11:30 AM at No. 12 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) JPS L 17–23   83,818
November 13 7:00 PM Houston* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA L 7–20   76,671
November 26 1:30 PM No. 17 Arkansas Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS W 35–10   77,610
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]