2008 Troy Trojans football team

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2008 Troy Trojans football
Sun Belt Conference Champions
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2008 record 8-5 (6–1 SBC)
Head coach Larry Blakeney
Offensive coordinator Neal Brown
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Jeremy Rowell
Base defense 4-2-5 Nickel
Home stadium Movie Gallery Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Troy   6 1         8 5  
Louisiana–Lafayette   5 2         6 6  
Florida Atlantic   4 3         7 6  
Arkansas State   4 3         6 6  
FIU   3 4         5 7  
Middle Tennessee   3 4         5 7  
Louisiana–Monroe   3 4         4 8  
North Texas   0 7         1 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2008 Troy Trojans football team represented Troy University in the college football season of 2008–2009. The Trojans played their home games at Movie Gallery Stadium in Troy, Alabama and competed in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans successfully defended their Sun Belt Championship, winning their third in a row. Troy was coming off an 8-4 record in 2007.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 6:30 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN (Battle for the Palladium) ESPN+ W 31-17   22,307
September 13 6:00 PM Alcorn State* Movie Gallery StadiumTroy, AL W 65-0   22,105
September 20 11:00 AM at #13 Ohio State* Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN L 28-10   102,989
September 27 6:05 PM at Oklahoma State* Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK L 55-24   52,463
October 7 7:00 PM at Florida Atlantic Lockhart StadiumFort Lauderdale, FL ESPN2 W 30-17   17,191
October 18 6:00 PM Florida International Movie Gallery Stadium • Troy, AL ESPN+ W 33-23   19,316
October 25 6:00 PM North Texas Fouts FieldDenton, TX W 45-17   18,345
November 1 6:00 PM at Louisiana-Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA ESPN+ L 31-30   10,112
November 8 2:30 PM Western Kentucky*dagger Movie Gallery Stadium • Troy, AL ESPN+ W 17-7   19,066
November 15 7:00 PM at #20 LSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA PPV L 40-31   92,103
November 22 6:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Movie Gallery Stadium • Troy, AL W 48-3   19,443
December 6 6:00 PM Arkansas State Movie Gallery Stadium • Troy, AL ESPN+ W 35-9   16,227
December 21 7:15 PM Southern Miss Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN L 27-30   30,197
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source: "Troy 2008 Schedule/Results". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-04-16. 

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. ██ Selected for BCS National Championship Game.
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 RV
Coaches
Harris Not released
BCS Not released

Personnel[edit]

Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Sherrod Martin
Kedrick Manning


WLB Middle LB SLB
Boris Lee
Donnell Golden Xavier Lamb
SS
Tavares Williams
Bryant McKissic
CB
Trevor Ford
KeJuan Phillips


DE DT DT DE
Brandon Lang Steve McLendon Maurice Coleman Cameron Sheffield
Kenny Mainor Dion Gales Daniel Orr Kenny Mainor
CB
Chris Bowens
Jorrick Calvin
Offense
X-Receiver
Kennard Burton
Chip Reeves
H-Receiver
Jerrel Jernigan
Patrick Cherry
LT LG C RG RT
Chris Jamison Tyler Clark Danny Franks Wesley Potter Dion Small
Will Chambliss Will Chambliss Steven Adams Steven Adams Nic Roley
Z-Receiver
Mykeal Terry
Justin Bray
Y-Receiver
Cornelius Williams
Austin Silvoy
QB
Levi Brown
Jamie Hampton
Key Reserves
QB Tanner Jones




RB
DuJuan Harris
Maurice Greer


Coaching Staff[edit]

  • Larry Blakeney – Head Coach
  • Shayne Wasden - Assistant Head Coach
  • Neal Brown – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Jeremy Rowell – Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Randy Butler – Defensive Ends/Recruiting Coordinator
  • Maurea Crain – Defensive Line
  • Kenny Edenfield – Inside Receivers
  • Benjy Parker – Linebackers
  • John Schlarman – Offensive Line
  • Chad Scott – Running Backs
  • Richard Shaughnessy – Strength and Conditioning

References[edit]