1999 LSU Tigers football team

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. DiNardo was given the opportunity to coach the game vs. Arkansas, but refused (in contrast to his predecessor at LSU, Curley Hallman, who coached the Tigers in their final two games of 1994 after being fired five years to the day prior to DiNardo's dismissal).[1]

1999 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
1999 record3–8 (1–7 SEC)
Head coachGerry DiNardo
(5th year, 10 games)
Hal Hunter
(interim, 1 game)
Offensive coordinatorBob McConnell
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper
Base defense3-4
Home stadiumTiger 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

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]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 47:00 p.m.San Jose State*W 29–2176,753
September 117:00 p.m.North Texas* 
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 52–079,845
September 184:00 p.m.Auburn
ESPNL 7–4180,562
October 211:30 a.m.at No. 10 GeorgiaJPSL 22–2386,117
October 92:30 p.m.No. 8 Florida
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSL 10–3180,255
October 1611:30 a.m.at KentuckyJPSL 5–3167,370
October 235:00 p.m.at No. 12 Mississippi StateESPN2L 16–1741,274
October 307:00 p.m.No. 25 Ole Miss
L 23–4280,084
November 611:30 a.m.at No. 12 AlabamaJPSL 17–2383,818
November 137:00 p.m.Houston*
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
L 7–2076,671
November 261:30 p.m.No. 17 Arkansas
CBSW 35–1077,610
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

1999 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 6 Rohan Davey So
RB 7 Rondell Mealey Sr
QB 14 Josh Booty So
QB 16 Craig Nall So
WR 22 Larry Foster Sr
WR 25 Josh Reed So
RB 31 Domanick Davis Fr
RB 41 LaBrandon Toefield Fr
T 68 Brandon Winey Jr
T 70 Louis Williams Jr
G 71 Alcender Jackson Sr
TE 86 Robert Royal Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Ryan Clark So
CB 8 Mike Roman Sr
LB 11 Bradie James Fr
SS 18 Clarence LeBlanc Sr
LB 34 Trev Faulk Fr
DE 54 Kendrick Allen So
DE 59 Jarvis Green So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 83 Danny Boyd Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Roster

ReferencesEdit