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2014 LSU Tigers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2014 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachLes Miles (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorCam Cameron (2nd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis (6th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 102,321)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →

Template:2014 SEC football standings The 2014 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by tenth-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 (SEC).

Previous season and offseasonEdit

LSU finished the 2013 regular season with an overall record of 10–3 and SEC record of 5–3. All three losses occurred on the road - narrow losses against Georgia and Ole Miss, as well as a loss against #1 ranked Alabama. The Tigers were undefeated in Tiger Stadium, including a victory over the national runners-up, the Auburn Tigers.[1] With its victory against Texas A&M, LSU became the only team to defeat Johnny Manziel twice in his college career.[2] Despite losing starting quarterback Zach Mettenberger to a knee injury in the closing minutes of the regular season finale against Arkansas,[3] the season ended with a win against Iowa in the Outback Bowl.

Shortly after the bowl game, LSU issued a statement that offensive line coach Greg Studrawa would be leaving the team.[4] After a brief search, coach Les Miles announced the hiring of Jeff Grimes to replace Studrawa. Grimes served as the offensive line coach for Virginia Tech in 2013. Prior to Virginia Tech, Grimes spent four years at the same position at Auburn, where he helped that team win the national championship in 2010.[5] LSU was also in need of a new special teams coordinator after Thomas McGaughey left to take the same position with the New York Jets. The Tigers hired Bradley Dale Peveto, who previously spent four seasons as an assistant at LSU from 2005 to 2008, as his replacement.[6]

For the second year in a row, LSU had more underclassmen declare for the NFL Draft than any other team in the country.[7] Key losses included Mettenberger, third-team All American Odell Beckham Jr.,[8] and second-team All-SEC players Jarvis Landry, Jeremy Hill, Anthony Johnson, and Lamin Barrow.[9][10]

The Tigers' 2014 recruiting class was considered one of the top in the nation, bolstered by several top prospects from the state of Louisiana, including New Orleans running back Leonard Fournette, River Ridge wide receiver Malachi Dupre, and Lake Charles wide receiver Trey Quinn. The class was considered the consensus #2 class by all the major recruiting outlets.[11]

Key departuresEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Odell Beckham Jr. 3 WR 6'0" 193 Junior New Orleans, Louisiana 1st round draft pick (12th overall) of the New York Giants
Alfred Blue 4 RB 6'2" 222 Senior Boutte, Louisiana 6th round draft pick (181st overall) of the Houston Texans
Craig Loston 6 S 6'2" 209 Senior Houston, Texas Undrafted free agent signing of the Jacksonville Jaguars
Zach Mettenberger 8 QB 6'5" 235 Senior Watkinsville, Georgia 6th round draft pick (178th overall) of the Tennessee Titans
Ego Ferguson 9 DT 6'3" 309 Junior Mims, Florida 2nd round draft pick (51st overall) of the Chicago Bears
Lamin Barrow 18 LB 6'2" 232 Senior Marrero, Louisiana 5th round draft pick (156th overall) of the Denver Broncos
Jeremy Hill 33 RB 6'2" 235 Sophomore Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2nd round draft pick (55th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals
J.C. Copeland 44 FB 6'1" 270 Senior LaGrange, Georgia Undrafted free agent signing of the Dallas Cowboys
Trai Turner 56 OG 6'3" 316 Sophomore New Orleans, Louisiana 3rd round draft pick (92nd overall) of the Carolina Panthers
Jarvis Landry 80 WR 6'1" 195 Junior Convent, Louisiana 2nd round draft pick (63rd overall) of the Miami Dolphins
James Wright 82 WR 6'2" 203 Senior Belle Chasse, Louisiana 7th round draft pick (239th overall) of the Cincinnati Bengals
Kadron Boone 86 WR 6'0" 202 Senior Ocala, Florida Undrafted free agent signing of the Philadelphia Eagles
Anthony Johnson 90 DT 6'3" 294 Junior New Orleans, Louisiana Undrafted free agent signing of the Miami Dolphins
[12]

Class of 2014 signeesEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jamal Adams
DB
[[Lewisville, Texas]] Hebron High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 201 lb (91 kg) Jan 2, 2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Donnie Alexander
LB
[[New Orleans, Louisiana]] Edna Karr High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Feb 24, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:75px
John Battle
DB
[[Hallandale, Florida]] Hallandale High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Jun 28, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN:3/5 stars
Garrett Brumfield
OG
[[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]] University High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 280 lb (130 kg) Apr 20, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
DJ Chark
WR
[[Alexandria, Louisiana]] Alexandria High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 174 lb (79 kg) Jun 10, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:75px
Will Clapp
OG
[[New Orleans, Louisiana]] Brother Martin High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 270 lb (120 kg) Jan 12, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Deondre Clark
DE
[[Oklahoma City, Oklahoma]] Douglass High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 233 lb (106 kg) Jun 24, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Malachi Dupre
WR
[[River Ridge, Louisiana]] John Curtis Christian High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 182 lb (83 kg) Feb 5, 2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Leonard Fournette
RB
[[New Orleans, Louisiana]] St. Augustine High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Jan 2, 2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Russell Gage
ATH
[[Baton Rouge, Louisiana]] Redemptorist High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 177 lb (80 kg) Jan 29, 2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Cameron Gamble
K
[[Flower Mound, Texas]] Flower Mound High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jul 13, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Clifton Garrett
LB
[[Joliet, Illinois]] Plainfield South High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Dec 17, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Davon Godchaux
DE
[[Plaquemine, Louisiana]] Plaquemine High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 271 lb (123 kg) Sep 30, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Brandon Harris
QB
[[Bossier City, Louisiana]] Parkway High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 189 lb (86 kg) Jul 18, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Trey Lealaimatafao
DT
[[San Antonio, Texas]] Warren High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 297 lb (135 kg) Feb 5, 2014 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:75px
Edward Paris
DB
[[Mansfield, Texas]] Timberview High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 197 lb (89 kg) Feb 25, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Trey Quinn
WR
[[Lake Charles, Louisiana]] Barbe High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 17, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Sione Teuhema
DE
[[Keller, Texas]] Keller High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Feb 5, 2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:3/5 stars
Tony Upchurch
WR
[[Pearland, Texas]] Dawson High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Mar 15, 2013 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN:75px
Travonte Valentine
DT
[[Hialeah, Florida]] Champagnat Catholic School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 295 lb (134 kg) Feb 5, 2014 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Devin Voorhies
ATH
[[Woodville, Mississippi]] Wilkinson County High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jul 28, 2012 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 2   Rivals: 2  ESPN: 2
  • Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Les Miles Head coach 10 Michigan (1976)
Cam Cameron Offensive coordinator, Quarterbacks 2 Indiana (1983)
John Chavis Defensive coordinator 6 Tennessee (1979)
Frank Wilson Running backs, Recruiting coordinator 5 Nicholls State (1997)
Steve Ensminger Tight ends 5 LSU (1982)
Brick Haley Defensive line 6 Alabama A&M (1989)
Adam Henry Wide receivers 3 McNeese State (1998)
Bradley Dale Peveto Special teams 5 Southern Methodist (1987)
Corey Raymond Defensive backs 2 LSU (1992)
Jeff Grimes Offensive line 1 Texas - El Paso (1991)
Reference:[13]

Depth chartEdit

The official opening day depth chart was released on August 22, 2014.[14]


Defensive Starters


FS
26 Ronald Martin, Sr
28 Jalen Mills, Jr
33 Jamal Adams, Fr


WILL MIKE SAM
{{{ROLB_Starter}}} 31 D.J. Welter, Sr {{{LOLB_Starter}}}
45 Deion Jones, Jr 52 Kendell Beckwith, So {{{LOLB_Backup}}}
22 Ronnie Feist, Jr 3 Clifton Garrett, Fr
SS
29 Rickey Jefferson, So
12 Corey Thompson, Jr
35 Devin Voorhies, Fr
CB
21 Rashard Robinson, So
24 Ed Paris, Fr
12 Corey Thompson, Jr


DE DT DT DE
94 Danielle Hunter, Jr 91 Christian LaCouture, So 95 Quentin Thomas, Jr 59 Jermauria Rasco, Sr
92 Lewis Neal, So 90 Marquedis Bain, Fr 99 Greg Gilmore, Fr 46 Tashawn Bower, So
93 M.J. Patterson, Fr 57 Davon Godchaux, Fr 97 Frank Herron, Fr 98 Deondre Clark, Fr
CB
16 Tre'Davious White, So
32 Jalen Collins, Jr
39 Russell Gage, Fr
Offensive Starters
WR
83 Travin Dural, So
1 Quantavius Leslie, Sr
2 Avery Peterson, Fr
LT LG C RG RT
70 La'el Collins, Sr 74 Vadal Alexander, Jr 55 Elliott Porter, Sr 69 Fehoko Fanaika, Sr 65 Jerald Hawkins, So
71 Jonah Austin, Jr 63 K.J. Malone, Fr 77 Ethan Pocic, So 75 Evan Washington, Sr 76 Josh Boutte, So
72 Andy Dodd, Fr 67 Jevonte Domond, So
TE
85 Dillon Gordon, Jr
89 DeSean Smith, So
84 Logan Stokes, Sr
WR
9 John Diarse, Fr
15 Malachi Dupre, Fr
8 Trey Quinn, Fr
QB
10 Anthony Jennings, So
6 Brandon Harris, Fr
16 Brad Kragthorpe, Jr
FB
43 Connor Neighbors, Sr
49 Melvin Jones, So
31 Bennett Schiro, Fr
Special Teams
PK 42 Colby Delahoussaye, So
PK 14 Trent Domingue, So
P 38 Jamie Keehn, So
KR 83 Travin Dural, So
PR 18 Terrence Magee, Sr


RB
18 Terrence Magee, Sr
7 Leonard Fournette, Fr
27 Kenny Hilliard, Sr


ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 308:00 p.m.vs. No. 14 Wisconsin*No. 13ESPNW 28–2471,599
September 66:30 p.m.Sam Houston State*No. 12SECNW 56–0100,338
September 136:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe*No. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUW 31–0101,194
September 206:00 p.m.Mississippi StateNo. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ESPNL 29–34102,321
September 276:30 p.m.New Mexico State*No. 17
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
SECNW 63–7101,987
October 46:00 p.m.at No. 5 AuburnNo. 15ESPNL 7–4187,451
October 116:30 p.m.at FloridaSECNW 30–2788,014
October 186:30 p.m.Kentucky
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
SECNW 41–3101,581
October 256:15 p.m.No. 3 Ole MissdaggerNo. 24
ESPNW 10–7102,321
November 87:00 p.m.No. 4 AlabamaNo. 14
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSL 13–20 OT102,321
November 157:00 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 20ESPN2L 0–1770,165
November 276:30 p.m.at Texas A&MESPNW 23–17105,829
December 302:00 p.m.vs. Notre Dame*No. 22ESPNL 28–3160,149
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[15]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 13 12 (1) 10 8 17 15 RV RV 24 16 14 20 RV RV 23 22 RV

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Coaches 13 12 9 8 18 15 RV RV 23 17 15 20 RV RV 24 23 RV

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CFP Not released 19 16 17 NR NR 24 23

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Players DraftedEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Team
2 42 Jalen Collins Defensive Back Atlanta Falcons
3 88 Danielle Hunter Defensive Lineman Minnesota Vikings
4 124 Kwon Alexander Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7 235 Kenny Hilliard Running back Houston Texans
Reference:[16]

ReferencesEdit

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