|2009 LSU Tigers football|
|2009 record||9–4 (5–3 SEC)|
|Head coach||Les Miles (5th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Gary Crowton (3rd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||John Chavis (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Tiger Stadium|
|2009 SEC football standings|
|#3 Florida x‡||8||–||0||13||–||1|
|#1 Alabama x†||8||–||0||14||–||0|
|#20 Ole Miss||4||–||4||9||–||4|
|Championship: Alabama 32, Florida 13|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
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.
- 1 Previous season
- 2 Before the season
- 3 Schedule
- 4 Game summaries
- 5 Rankings
- 6 Roster
- 7 Coaching staff
- 8 LSU Tigers in the 2010 National Football League Draft
- 9 References
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 season
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, while Peveto took over as the head coach of the Northwestern State Demons. 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. 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.
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.
Finally, Josh Henson, who left to become co-offensive line coach for Missouri, 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.
- Demetrius Byrd, WR Drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
- Brett Helms, C Signed with the Houston Texans as a rookie free agent.
- Quinn Johnson, FB Drafted in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
- Herman Johnson, OG Drafted in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
- Darry Beckwith, LB Signed with the San Diego Chargers as a rookie free agent.
- Marlon Favorite, DT Signed with the Carolina Panthers as a rookie free agent.
- Tyson Jackson, DL Drafted 3rd overall in the 2009 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Ricky Jean-Francois, DT Drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
- Kirston Pittman, DE Signed with the St. Louis Rams as a rookie free agent, but later released with an injury settlement
- Curtis Taylor, S Drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers.
- Colt David, PK All-time scoring leader for the LSU Tigers.
2009 recruiting class
The Tigers held their annual spring game on Saturday April 18, 2009. LSU White defeated LSU Purple 27–0.
Pre-season All-SEC honors
- 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
Pre-season watch lists
- Rahim Alem – 2009 Ted Hendricks Award and Bednarik Award Watch Lists
- Ciron Black – 2009 Outland Trophy Watch List
- Richard Dickson – 2009 John Mackey Award Watch List
- Jordan Jefferson – 2009 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List
- Brandon LaFell – 2009 Biletnikoff Award and Maxwell Award Watch Lists
- Charles Scott – 2009 Doak Walker Award and Maxwell Award Watch Lists
|September 5||9:30 p.m.||at Washington*||No. 11||ESPN||W 31–23||69,161|
|September 12||6:00 p.m.||Vanderbilt||No. 11||ESPNU||W 23–9||91,566|
|September 19||6:00 p.m.||Louisiana-Lafayette*||No. 9||ESPNU||W 31–3||92,443|
|September 26||11:21 a.m.||at Mississippi State||No. 7||SECN||W 30–26||53,612|
|October 3||2:30 p.m.||at No. 14 Georgia||No. 4||CBS||W 20–13||92,746|
|October 10||7:00 p.m.||No. 1 Florida||No. 4||CBS||L 3–13||93,129|
|October 24||6:30 p.m.||Auburn||No. 10||ESPN2||W 31–10||92,654|
|October 31||7:00 p.m.||Tulane*||No. 9||PPV||W 42–0||92,031|
|November 7||2:30 p.m.||at No. 3 Alabama||No. 9||CBS||L 15–24||92,012|
|November 14||6:00 p.m.||Louisiana Tech*||No. 11||ESPNU||W 24–16||92,584|
|November 21||2:30 p.m.||at Ole Miss||No. 10||CBS||L 23–25||61,752|
|November 28||6:00 p.m.||Arkansas||No. 17||ESPN||W 33–30 OT||93,013|
|January 1, 2010||1:00 p.m.||vs. No. 11 Penn State*||No. 15||ABC||L 17–19||63,025|
Pregame Line: -18.5
Pregame Line: -14
Pregame Line: -27
- LSU improved to 22–0 all-time against the Ragin Cajuns.
Pregame Line: -12.5
- LSU has now beaten Mississippi State 10 straight times.
Pregame Line: +3.5
- LSU beats Georgia in Athens for the first time since 1987.
Pregame Line: +10
- Largest crowd ever in Tiger Stadium
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.
Pregame Line: -36.5
- LSU beats the Green Wave for the 18th straight time.
Pregame Line: +7
- The win marks the first time the Crimson Tide have beaten the Tigers in Tuscaloosa since 1999.
Pregame Line: -23
- With the win, LSU improved to 18–1 all-time against Louisiana Tech.
Pregame Line: +4.5
- LSU has lost to a Houston Nutt coached team 3 straight times (Arkansas 2007, Ole Miss 2008 & 2009).
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.
Penn State–Capital One Bowl
|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|
|2009 LSU Tigers roster|
2009 Louisiana State University Football Roster and Bios http://www.lsusports.net/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=5200&SPID=2164&SPSID=27812
|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 Draft
|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|
- "Locksley Announces 2009 Lobo Football Coaching Staff". Archived from the original on September 27, 2009. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5eaNXFz?url=http://www.golobos.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/012309aaa.html. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
- "Football's Peveto Accepts Top Job at NSU". Archived from the original on September 27, 2009. https://www.webcitation.org/5k5eaoqop?url=http://www.tigerroar.com/tigertown/read.php?c=17. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
- John Chavis Named LSU's Defensive Coordinator
- Ron Cooper to Coach Football Secondary
- Brick Haley Named Defensive Line Coach
- Henson Leaves LSU to advance coaching career
- Yanowsky Joins Football Coaching Staff
- Scott, Defense Lead White to 27–0 Spring Game Win
- SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC Team Announced http://www.secsports.com/news/default.aspx?ArticleId=12959[dead link]
- Football DE Alem on Hendricks Award Watch List
- Alem Adds Bednarik to List of Preseason Accolades
- Football's Black Named to Outland Trophy Watch List
- Tight End Dickson on Mackey Award Watch List
- Football's Jefferson on O'Brien Award Watch List
- Receiver LaFell Named to Biletnikoff Award Watch List
- Scott, LaFell on Maxwell Award Watch List
- Scott Mentioned on Doak Walker Award Watch List
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