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The 2009 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head coach was Les Miles who served his fifth year at the helm of LSU football. They played their home games at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Tigers finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in SEC play, including a loss in the Capital One Bowl, 19–17, against Penn State.

2009 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
APNo. 17
2009 record9–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coachLes Miles (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Crowton (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 92,400)
Uniform
SEC-Uniform-LSU-2009.png
Seasons
← 2008
2010 →
2009 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 3 Florida x%   8 0         13 1  
Georgia   4 4         8 5  
Tennessee   4 4         7 6  
Kentucky   3 5         7 6  
South Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   8 0         14 0  
No. 17 LSU   5 3         9 4  
No. 20 Ole Miss   4 4         9 4  
Arkansas   3 5         8 5  
Auburn   3 5         8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Alabama 32, Florida 13
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

In his fourth season as head coach, Les Miles led LSU to a regular season record of 7–5, finishing 3–5 in the SEC. The Tigers were awarded a berth in the 2008 Chick-fil-A Bowl where they faced Georgia Tech. The Tigers easily defeated the Yellow Jackets by a score of 38–3. Miles improved to 4–0 in bowl games as head coach of LSU. LSU completed the 2008 college football season with an 8–5 overall record. The bowl victory also marked the 700th win in LSU Tiger football history. The Tigers look to improve on their 8–5 season in 2009.

Before the seasonEdit

Coaching changesEdit

Following the 2008 season, co-defensive coordinators, Doug Mallory & Bradley Dale Peveto both left LSU. Mallory moved on to New Mexico to become defensive coordinator of the Lobos' football program,[1] while Peveto took over as the head coach of the Northwestern State Demons.[2] The Tigers replaced Mallory and Peveto with new defensive coordinator John Chavis, who left the University of Tennessee after the departure of head coach Phillip Fulmer.[3] Chavis was a Tennessee alum and held the position of defensive coordinator there since 1995. Chavis will also coach linebackers at LSU.

Ron Cooper was hired as the new defensive backs coach. Previously, Mallory had coached the defensive backs since 2005. Cooper came to LSU from the University of South Carolina where he spent the past five years coaching on the defensive side of the football.[4]

Earl Lane also left LSU following the 2008. Lane spent 3 seasons as defensive line coach at LSU, but decided it was time to move on. Lane was replaced by Brick Haley. Haley was brought aboard as a veteran defensive line coach who has spent time in both the NFL and the Southeastern Conference.[5]

Finally, Josh Henson, who left to become co-offensive line coach for Missouri,[6] was replaced by Don Yanowsky. Henson came to LSU with Miles in 2005 and served as the Tight Ends coach and recruiting coordinator for the Tigers. Henson has a reputation as of being one of the best recruiters in the nation. Yanowsky will also serve as the Tight Ends coach and Recruiting coordinator, and comes to LSU from Boston College.[7]

Key lossesEdit

Offense

Defense

Special teams

  • Colt David, PK All-time scoring leader for the LSU Tigers.

Returning startersEdit

2009 recruiting classEdit

Spring gameEdit

The Tigers held their annual spring game on Saturday April 18, 2009. LSU White defeated LSU Purple 27–0.[8]

Pre-season All-SEC honorsEdit

  • Rahim Alem, third-team DL
  • Charles Alexander, second-team DL
  • Ciron Black, first-team OL
  • Richard Dickson, first-team TE
  • Trindon Holiday, third-team RS
  • Chad Jones, second-team DB
  • Brandon Lafell, second-team WR
  • Perry Riley, third-team LB
  • Charles Scott, first-team RB
  • Terrance Toliver, third-team WR

[9]

Pre-season watch listsEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 59:30 p.m.at Washington*No. 11ESPNW 31–2369,161[18]
September 126:00 p.m.VanderbiltNo. 11ESPNUW 23–991,566[19]
September 196:00 p.m.Louisiana-Lafayette*No. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUW 31–392,443[20]
September 2611:21 a.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 7SECNW 30–2653,612[21]
October 32:30 p.m.at No. 14 GeorgiaNo. 4CBSW 20–1392,746[22]
October 107:00 p.m.No. 1 FloridaNo. 4
CBSL 3–1393,129[23]
October 246:30 p.m.AuburnNo. 10
ESPN2W 31–1092,654[24]
October 317:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 9
PPVW 42–092,031[25]
November 72:30 p.m.at No. 3 AlabamaNo. 9CBSL 15–2492,012[26]
November 146:00 p.m.Louisiana Tech* No. 11
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUW 24–1692,584[27]
November 212:30 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 10CBSL 23–2561,752[28]
November 286:00 p.m.ArkansasNo. 17
ESPNW 33–30 OT93,013[29]
January 1, 20101:00 p.m.vs. No. 11 Penn State*No. 15ABCL 17–1963,025[30]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

Pregame Line:[31] -18.5

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 10 7 7 7 31
Huskies 7 6 0 10 23

VanderbiltEdit

Pregame Line: -14

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 7 2 0 9
Tigers 7 6 3 7 23

Louisiana-LafayetteEdit

Pregame Line: -27

  • LSU improved to 22–0 all-time against the Ragin Cajuns.
1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin Cajuns 0 3 0 0 3
Tigers 7 10 7 7 31

Mississippi St.Edit

Pregame Line: -12.5

  • LSU has now beaten Mississippi State 10 straight times.
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 13 3 7 7 30
Bulldogs 14 0 7 5 26

#14 GeorgiaEdit

Pregame Line: +3.5

  • LSU beats Georgia in Athens for the first time since 1987.
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 3 3 0 14 20
Bulldogs 0 0 0 13 13

#1 FloridaEdit

Pregame Line: +10

  • Largest crowd ever in Tiger Stadium
1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 3 7 0 3 13
Tigers 0 3 0 0 3

AuburnEdit

Pregame Line: -7.5

  • LSU beats Auburn for the third straight year.
  • Marks the start of the longest active home winning streak in college football.
1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 3 7 10
LSU 14 3 14 0 31

TulaneEdit

Pregame Line: -36.5

  • LSU beats the Green Wave for the 18th straight time.
1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 14 7 7 14 42

#3 AlabamaEdit

Pregame Line: +7

  • The win marks the first time the Crimson Tide have beaten the Tigers in Tuscaloosa since 1999.
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 7 8 0 15
Crimson Tide 0 3 7 14 24

Louisiana TechEdit

Pregame Line: -23

  • With the win, LSU improved to 18–1 all-time against Louisiana Tech.
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 10 0 3 16
Tigers 10 0 7 7 24

Ole MissEdit

Pregame Line: +4.5

  • LSU has lost to a Houston Nutt coached team 3 straight times (Arkansas 2007, Ole Miss 2008 & 2009).
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 3 0 6 23
Rebels 6 9 0 10 25

ArkansasEdit

Pregame Line: -4

  • LSU defeats the Razorbacks for the first time since 2006. The only bright spot for Arkansas is that they were the only team to outscore LSU in the third quarter this year.
1 2 3 4OT Total
Razorbacks 3 3 14 100 30
Tigers 10 7 7 63 33

Penn State–Capital One BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 7 6 3 3 19
Tigers 0 3 7 7 17

RankingsEdit

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
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 11 11 9 7 4 4 10 9 9 9 9 10 17 15 13 17
Coaches 9 9 7 7 4 4 10 10 9 9 11 10 17 14 13 17
Harris Not released 4 4 9 9 9 9 11 10 16 14 13
BCS Not released 9 9 9 8 8 15 13 12

RosterEdit

2009 LSU Tigers roster

Quarterbacks

  • 9 Jordan Jefferson – Sophomore
  • 10 Russell Shepard – Freshman
  • 12 Jarrett Lee  Sophomore
  • 14 Chris Garrett – Freshman
  • 17 T.C. McCartneySophomore

Running Backs

  • 5 Keiland Williams – Senior
  • 8 Trindon Holiday – Senior
  • 24 Patrick Lipoma – Senior
  • 25 Drayton Calhoun – Freshman
  • 26 Richard Murphy –   Junior
  • 32 Charles Scott – Senior
  • 40 Orlando Gunn – Sophomore
  • 42 Michael Ford – Freshman

Athlete

  • 43 Cole Richardson – Freshman

Fullbacks

  • 27 August Mangin – Senior
  • 33 Dominique Allen – Freshman
  • 34 Stevan Ridley  Sophomore
  • 35 James Stampley – Sophomore
  • 44 Curtis Sutera –   Freshman
  • 45 Richard Dugas –   Junior
  • 86 Cleveland Davis -Freshman

Wide Receivers

  • 1 Brandon LaFell –   Senior
  • 2 Rueben Randle – Freshman
  • 13 Jordan Newell – Junior
  • 16 Jhyryn Taylor –   Freshman
  • 21 Chris Tolliver –   Freshman
  • 28 R.J. Jackson –   Senior
  • 29 Jarred Joseph –   Freshman
  • 31 John Williams –   Sophomore
  • 39 R.J. Gillen – Sophomore
  • 80 Terrance Toliver – Junior
  • 82 Karl Acker – Freshman
  • 86 Chris Mitchell – Senior
  • 87 Marc Paul – Freshman
  • 88 Richard Thompson – Senior
 

Tight Ends

  • 18 Richard Dickson – Senior
  • 19 Deangelo Peterson – Sophomore
  • 41 Ronnie Turpin –   Freshman
  • 47 Tyler Edwards –   Freshman
  • 83 Mitch Joseph – Sophomore
  • 84 Jake Bryan –   Freshman
  • 85 Alex Russian – ''  Sophomore
  • 89 Greg Ostrom – Freshman

Offensive Line

  • 51 Clay Spencer –   Freshman
  • 60 Will Blackwell –   Sophomore
  • 61 Ben Domingue – Freshman
  • 65 Lyle Hitt –   Senior
  • 68 Josh Dworaczyk –   Sophomore
  • 69 Stavion Lowe – Freshman
  • 70 Ciron Black –   Senior
  • 71 Alex Bonnette – Freshman
  • 71 Cordian Hagans –   Freshman
  • 72 Alex Hurst –   Freshman
  • 73 Thomas Parsons –   Freshman
  • 74 Josh Williford – Freshman
  • 75 Greg Shaw – Sophomore
  • 76 Chris Faulk – Freshman
  • 78 Joseph Barksdale – Junior
  • 79 Matt Branch –   Freshman

Long Snappers

  • 49 Austin Kinchen –   Freshman
  • 50 Joey Crappell – Sophomore
 

Defensive Line

  • 50 Chris Davenport – Freshman
  • 77 Josh Downs – Freshman
  • 84 Rahim Alem –   Senior
  • 87 Chancey Aghayere –   Freshman
  • 88 Chase Clement –   Freshman
  • 89 Lavar Edwards –   Freshman
  • 90 Michael Brockers – Freshman
  • 91 Charles Alexander –   Senior
  • 92 Drake Nevis – Junior
  • 93 Bennie Logan – Freshman
  • 94 Akiem Hicks – Junior
  • 95 Lazarius Levingston –   Junior
  • 96 Dwayne Dailey – Sophomore
  • 97 Al Woods – Senior
  • 98 Dennis Johnson –   Sophomore
  • 99 Sam Montgomery – Freshman

Linebackers

  • 11 Kelvin Sheppard –   Junior
  • 52 Archie Kern Jr- "sophomore"
  • 22 Ryan Baker – Sophomore
  • 24 Harry Coleman – Senior
  • 41 Kyle Prater –   Freshman
  • 42 David Impastato – Senior
  • 46 Kevin MinterFreshman
  • 48 Kellen Theriot –   Freshman
  • 49 Barkevious Mingo – Freshman
  • 51 Michael Johnson –   Freshman
  • 53 Jonathan Nixon – Junior
  • 54 Jacob Cutrera – Senior
  • 55 Seth Fruge – Freshman
  • 56 Perry Riley – Senior
  • 57 Lamin Barrow – Freshman
  • 58 Tahj Jones – Freshman
  • 59 Paul Felio – Sophomore
 

Defensive Backs

  • 6 Tyler Glynn – Freshman
  • 6 Craig Loston – Freshman
  • 17 Morris ClaiborneFreshman
  • 19 David Detz –   Freshman
  • 21 Tayler Debusk –   Freshman
  • 25 Dexter Alexander – Freshman
  • 28 Joe Maltempi – Senior
  • 34 Jimmy Rome – Junior
  • 35 Ryan St. Julien –   Freshman
  • 36 Derrick Bryant – Sophomore
  • 37 Karnell Hatcher – Sophomore
  • 39 Josh Johns – Freshman
  • 43 Daniel Graff –   Junior
  • 45 Zach Elkins- Junior

Cornerbacks

  • 4 Jai Eugene –   Junior
  • 7 Patrick Peterson – Sophomore
  • 15 Brandon Taylor – Sophomore
  • 29 Chris Hawkins –   Senior

Safeties

  • 3 Chad Jones – Junior
  • 13 Ron Brooks  Sophomore
  • 23 Stefoin Francois –   Sophomore
  • 40 Rockey Duplessis – Freshman
  • 44 Danny McCray – Senior

Punters

  • 33 DJ Howard – Freshman
  • 38 Derek Helton – Junior

Kickers

  • 3 Parker Brown – Freshman
  • 4 Tyler Listi – Freshman
  • 30 Trent Hebert – Sophomore
  • 30 Josh Jasper – Junior
  • 38 Drew Alleman –   Freshman

2009 Louisiana State University Football Roster and Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=27812

Coaching staffEdit

Name Title First Year at LSU Alma Mater
Les Miles Head Coach 2005 Michigan (1976)
Gary Crowton Offensive Coordinator 2007 BYU (1983)
John Chavis Defensive Coordinator 2009 Tennessee (1979)
Don Yanowsky Tight Ends Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 2009 University of Toledo (1980)
Brick Haley Defensive Line Coach 2009 Alabama A&M University (1989)
Ron Cooper Defensive Backs Coach 2009 Jacksonville State University (1983)
D.J. McCarthy Wide Receivers Coach 2007 Washington (1994)
Joe Robinson Special Teams Coordinator 2008 Louisiana State University (1985)
Larry Porter Asst. Head Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams 2005 Memphis (1996)
Greg Studrawa Offensive Line Coach 2007 Bowling Green (1987)
Tommy Moffitt Strength & Conditioning Coordinator 2000 Tennessee Tech (1986)

2009 Louisiana State University Football Coaches and Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=28715

LSU Tigers in the 2010 National Football League DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick Overall NFL Team
Chad Jones Defensive Back 3 12 76 New York Giants
Brandon LaFell Wide Receiver 3 14 78 Carolina Panthers
Perry Riley Linebacker 4 5 103 Washington Redskins
Al Woods Defensive Tackle 4 25 123 New Orleans Saints
Trindon Holliday Wide Receiver 6 28 197 Houston Texans
Charles Scott Running Back 6 31 200 Philadelphia Eagles

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2010.htm

ReferencesEdit