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The 2012 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers were led by eighth-year head coach Les Miles and played their home games at Tiger Stadium. They were a member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 10–3, 6–2 in SEC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Chick-fil-A Bowl where they were defeated by Clemson.

2012 LSU Tigers football
LSU Athletics logo.svg
Chick-fil-A Bowl, L 24–25 vs. Clemson
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 14
2012 record10–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coachLes Miles (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorGreg Studrawa (2nd as coordinator, 6th overall season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis (4th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 92,542)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
No. 9 Florida x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
No. 23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
No. 5т Texas A&M   6 2         11 2  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 8  
Auburn   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Les Miles Head Coach 8 Michigan (1976)
John Chavis Defensive Coordinator 4 Tennessee (1979)
Greg Strudawa Offensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach 6 Bowling Green (1987)
Steve Kragthorpe Quarterbacks 2 Jacksonville State (1983)
Frank Wilson Running Backs, Recruiting Coordinator 3 Nicholls State (1997)
Corey Raymond Defensive Backs 1 LSU (1992)
Steve Ensminger Tight Ends 3 LSU (1982)
Adam Henry Wide Receivers, Passing Game Coordinator 1 McNeese State (1993)
Brick Haley Defensive Line 4 Alabama A&M (1989)
Thomas McGaughey Special Teams 2 Houston (1995)
Reference:[1]

RecruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kwon Alexander
OLB
Oxford, AL Oxford HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Feb 1, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 83
Vadal Alexander
OG
Buford, GA Buford HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 310 lb (140 kg) N/A Oct 10, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 81
Travin Dural
WR
Breaux Bridge, LA Breaux Bridge HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Apr 5, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Derek Edinburgh
OT
New Orleans, LA Edna Karr HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 337 lb (153 kg) N/A Jul 19, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Ronnie Feist
OLB
Edgard, LA West Saint John HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.6 Feb 5, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Reid Ferguson
LS
Buford, GA Buford HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 235 lb (107 kg) N/A Jun 20, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
Dillon Gordon
TE
River Ridge, LA John Curtis Christian HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 245 lb (111 kg) N/A Feb 5, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Trey Granier
ILB
Thibodaux, LA Thibodaux HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Nov 11, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 75
Jerald Hawkins
DE
Baldwin, LA West Saint Mary HS 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 285 lb (129 kg) N/A May 28, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Jeremy Hill
RB
Baton Rouge, LA Redemptorist HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.6 Jan 18, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: LQ
Kavahra Holmes
WR
Breaux Bridge, LA Breaux Bridge HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Jun 7, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Danielle Hunter
DE
Katy, TX Morton Ranch HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.6 Jul 20, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Avery Johnson
WR
Pompano Beach, FL Ely HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) N/A Sep 1, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Deion Jones
ILB
New Orleans, LA Jesuit HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.4 Dec 2, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Jeremy Liggins
QB
Oxford, MS Lafayette HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 270 lb (120 kg) N/A Jan 30, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Lamar Louis
ATH
Breaux Bridge, LA Breaux Bridge HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.5 Apr 5, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Jalen Mills
CB
DeSoto, TX DeSoto HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 Jul 20, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 73
Lorenzo Phillips
OLB
Patterson, LA Patterson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) N/A Jan 21, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 80
Derrick Raymond
S
Metairie, LA East Jefferson HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 May 28, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jerquinick Sandolph
CB
Boutte, LA Hahnville HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.5 May 28, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
John Thomas
TE
Bossier City, LA Airline HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 245 lb (111 kg) N/A Mar 30, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 79
Dwayne Thomas
CB
New Orleans, LA O. Perry Walker HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) N/A Apr 9, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Corey Thompson
S
Missouri City, TX Lawrence E. Elkins HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.55 Jan 30, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 78
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6   Rivals: 18
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "LSU 2012 Football Commitments". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  • "2012 Player Commitments - LSU". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.North Texas*No. 3ESPNUW 41–1492,059
September 86:00 p.m.Washington*No. 3
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNW 41–392,804
September 157:00 p.m.Idaho*No. 3
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
TigerVision PPVW 63–1492,177
September 226:00 p.m.at AuburnNo. 2ESPNW 12–1086,721
September 296:00 p.m.Towson*No. 3
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUW 38–2292,154
October 62:30 p.m.at No. 10 FloridaNo. 4CBSL 6–1490,824
October 137:00 p.m.No. 3 South CarolinaNo. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNW 23–2192,734
October 2011:00 a.m.at No. 20 Texas A&MNo. 6ESPNW 24–1987,429
November 37:00 p.m.No. 1 AlabamaNo. 5
CBSL 17–2193,374
November 106:00 p.m.No. 22 Mississippi State No. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNW 37–1792,831
November 172:30 p.m.Ole MissNo. 8
CBSW 41–3592,872
November 231:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 8
CBSW 20–1371,117
December 316:30 p.m.vs. No. 15 Clemson*No. 9ESPNL 24–2568,027
Schedule Sources:[2][3]

RosterEdit

2012 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR Odell Beckham Jr.
RB Alfred Blue
RB Jeremy Hill
WR Jarvis Landry
QB Zach Mettenberger
RB Spencer Ware
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT Bennie Logan
DE Barkevious Mingo
S Eric Reid
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P Brad Wing
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 3 (16) 3 (4) 3 (4) 2 (2) 3 (1) 4 9 6 6 5 9 8 8 9 9 14 
Coaches 1 (18) 3 (7) 2 (5) 2 (5) 3 (1) 3 (1) 8 6 6 5 9 8 7 6 7 12 
Harris Not released 8 6 6 5 8 8 8 7 8 Not released 
BCS Not released 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 8 Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football – 2012 Coaches". LSU Sports.net. Retrieved November 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "2012 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  3. ^ SEC 2012 TV Schedule Archived July 23, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Matt Sarz Sports, Retrieved April 12, 2012