2013 LSU Tigers football
Louisiana State University (block logo).svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 21–14 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
Record10–3 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorCam Cameron (1st season)
Offensive schemeAir Coryell
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis (5th season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
(Capacity: 92,542)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5 Missouri x   7 1     12 2  
No. 4 South Carolina   6 2     11 2  
Georgia   5 3     8 5  
No. 24 Vanderbilt   4 4     9 4  
Florida   3 5     4 8  
Tennessee   2 6     5 7  
Kentucky   0 8     2 10  
Western Division
No. 2 Auburn xy$   7 1     12 2  
No. 7 Alabama x%   7 1     11 2  
No. 14 LSU   5 3     10 3  
No. 18 Texas A&M   4 4     9 4  
Mississippi State   3 5     7 6  
Ole Miss*   3 5     8 5  
Arkansas   0 8     3 9  
Championship: Auburn 59, Missouri 42
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • * Ole Miss vacated all wins (except for the Music City Bowl) due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by ninth-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.

Previous season and offseason

LSU entered the 2012 season as the defending SEC champion. The Tigers accumulated a conference record of 6–2, with losses on the road against the Florida Gators and at home to the eventual national champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. After finishing the regular season with an overall record of 10–2, LSU was selected to play in the 2012 Chick-fil-A Bowl against the Clemson Tigers. LSU was defeated by Clemson on a last second field goal by a score of 25–24.

Following the end of the season, LSU lost numerous players to the NFL Draft, including ten underclassmen, the most of any other team. Key losses included second-team All Americans Kevin Minter and Eric Reid, third-team All American Sam Montgomery, and second-team All-SEC players Barkevious Mingo and Drew Alleman.

In February 2013, LSU announced that it had hired former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator, Cam Cameron, for the same position. Cameron served as the Ravens' offensive coordinator for five seasons. Cameron served for a single season as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins prior to joining the Ravens' staff. Prior to that, Cameron was the offensive coordinator for five seasons for the San Diego Chargers. Cameron had also previously spent time as part of the staff for the Michigan Wolverines alongside LSU head coach Les Miles for seven seasons from 1987 to 1993. Cameron will be replacing Greg Studrawa as LSU's offensive coordinator. Studrawa had spent the prior two seasons as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Studrawa was retained as the offensive line coach.[1]

Key departures

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Lavar Edwards 89 DE 6'4" 277 Senior Gretna, Louisiana 5th round draft pick (#142) to the Tennessee Titans
Chris Faulk 76 OT 6'5" 331 Junior Slidell, Louisiana Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Cleveland Browns
Michael Ford 42 RB 5'9" 210 Junior Leesville, Louisiana Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears
Bennie Logan 18 DT 6'2" 309 Junior Coushatta, Louisiana 3rd round draft pick (#67) of the Philadelphia Eagles
P.J. Lonergan 64 C 6'4" 305 Senior New Orleans, Louisiana Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears
Barkevious Mingo 49 DE 6'4" 241 Junior West Monroe, Louisiana 1st round draft pick (#6) of the Cleveland Browns
Kevin Minter 46 ILB 6'0" 246 Junior Suwanee, Georgia 2nd round draft pick (#45) of the Arizona Cardinals
Sam Montgomery 99 DE 6'3" 262 Junior Greenwood, South Carolina 3rd round draft pick (#95) of the Houston Texans
Eric Reid 1 S 6'1" 213 Junior Geismar, Louisiana 1st round draft pick (#18) of the San Francisco 49ers
Russell Shepard 10 WR 6'0" 196 Senior Houston, Texas Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles
Tharold Simon 24 CB 6'2" 202 Junior Eunice, Louisiana 5th round draft pick (#138) to the Seattle Seahawks
Spencer Ware 11 RB 5'10" 228 Junior Cincinnati, Ohio 6th round draft pick (#194) to the Seattle Seahawks
Brad Wing 38 P 6'2" 205 Sophomore Melbourne, Australia Signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles

Class of 2013 signees

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Maquedius Bain
DT
Fort Lauderdale, Florida University School of Nova Southeastern University 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 299 lb (136 kg) Jan 2, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Kendell Beckwith
LB
Jackson, Louisiana East Feliciana High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Jan 4, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Josh Boutte
OG
New Iberia, Louisiana Westgate High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 313 lb (142 kg) Feb 7, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
Tashawn Bower
DE
Somerville, New Jersey Immaculata High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 238 lb (108 kg) Feb 6, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Jeryl Brazil
CB
Loranger, Louisiana Loranger High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 179 lb (81 kg) Jan 29, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
John Diarse
WR
Monroe, Louisiana Neville High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 209 lb (95 kg) Mar 17, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Andy Dodd
OG
Lindale, Georgia Pepperell High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 313 lb (142 kg) Jul 20, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Fehoko Fanaika
OG
Sacramento, California College of San Mateo 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 340 lb (150 kg) Mar 15, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
2/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
Greg Gilmore
DT
Hope Mills, North Carolina South View High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 283 lb (128 kg) Nov 8, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
5/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Frank Herron
DE
Memphis, Tennessee Central High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Jun 1, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
5/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Rickey Jefferson
CB
Destrehan, Louisiana Destrehan High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Jul 5, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Anthony Jennings
QB
Marietta, Georgia Marietta High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Jun 7, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Melvin Jones
LB
Lake Charles, Louisiana Washington-Marion Magnet High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 246 lb (112 kg) Jun 29, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
Christian Lacouture
DE
Lincoln, Nebraska Lincoln Southwest High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 273 lb (124 kg) Nov 2, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
Quantavius Leslie
WR
Hogansville, Georgia Hinds Community College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 193 lb (88 kg) May 16, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
K.J. Malone
OG
Ruston, Louisiana Cedar Creek High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 293 lb (133 kg) Mar 31, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Lewis Neal
DE
Wilson, North Carolina Hunt High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 236 lb (107 kg) Jul 4, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Michael Patterson
DE
Winnfield, Louisiana Winnfield Senior High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Mar 28, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
Avery Peterson
WR
Pompano Beach, Florida Hargrave Military Academy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 183 lb (83 kg) Dec 21, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Ethan Pocic
OT
Lemont, Illinois Lemont High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 283 lb (128 kg) May 29, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Hayden Rettig
QB
Los Angeles, California Cathedral High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 208 lb (94 kg) May 22, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Duke Riley
LB
River Ridge, Louisiana John Curtis Christian High School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jan 30, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Rashard Robinson
CB
Pompano Beach, Florida Blanche Ely High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 169 lb (77 kg) Jul 31, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
DeSean Smith
TE
Lake Charles, Louisiana Barbe High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 221 lb (100 kg) Jul 2, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Kevin Spears
WR
New Orleans, Louisiana Holy Cross School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 193 lb (88 kg) Jan 19, 2013 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
4/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Logan Stokes
TE
Muscle Shoals, Alabama Northeast Mississippi Community College 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 240 lb (110 kg) May 26, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
3/5 stars
   Rivals:
3/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
3/5 stars
Tre'Davious White
CB
Shreveport, Louisiana Green Oaks High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Feb 4, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:
4/5 stars
   Rivals:
5/5 stars
   247SportsN/A    ESPN:
4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 9   Rivals: 6  ESPN: 7
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2013 LSU Football Commitment List". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  • "Louisiana State College Football Recruiting Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  • "LSU Tigers". ESPN.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved April 19, 2013.

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons at
LSU
Alma Mater
Les Miles Head coach 9 Michigan (1976)
Cam Cameron Offensive coordinator, Quarterbacks 1 Indiana (1983)
John Chavis Defensive coordinator 5 Tennessee (1979)
Frank Wilson Running backs, Recruiting coordinator 4 Nicholls State (1997)
Steve Ensminger Tight ends 4 LSU (1982)
Brick Haley Defensive line 5 Alabama A&M (1989)
Adam Henry Wide receivers 2 McNeese State (1998)
Thomas McGaughey Special teams 3 Houston (1996)
Corey Raymond Defensive backs 2 LSU (1992)
Greg Studrawa Offensive line 7 Bowling Green (1987)
Reference:[2]

Depth chart

The official opening day depth chart was released on August 22, 2014.[3]

Schedule

LSU's 2013 schedule was released by the Southeastern Conference and LSU on October 18, 2012.[4]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 p.m.vs. No. 20 TCU*No. 12ESPNW 37–2780,230
September 74:37 p.m.UAB*No. 9ESPNUW 56–1790,037
September 144:00 p.m.Kent State*No. 8
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNUW 45–1389,113
September 214:45 p.m.AuburnNo. 6
ESPNW 45–2192,368
September 2812:30 p.m.at No. 9 GeorgiaNo. 6CBSL 41–4492,746
October 54:00 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 10ESPNW 59–2657,113
October 1212:30 p.m.No. 17 FloridaNo. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSW 17–692,980
October 194:00 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 6ESPN2L 24–2761,160
October 264:00 p.m.Furman*daggerNo. 13
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
Tigervision PPVW 49–1692,554
November 95:00 p.m.at No. 1 AlabamaNo. 10CBSL 17–38101,821
November 2312:30 p.m.No. 9 Texas A&MNo. 18
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
CBSW 34–1092,949
November 2911:30 a.m.ArkansasNo. 15
CBSW 31–2789,656
January 1, 201410:00 a.m.vs. Iowa*No. 14ESPNW 21–1451,296
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

Rankings

See also: 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movments
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP12986610106131110181815141414
Coaches131187611118131312181915141414
HarrisNot released81212111717141414Not released
BCSNot released1313132122171516Not released

Game summaries

TCU

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 LSU 6 10 14 7 37
#20 TCU 3 7 7 10 27

See also: 2013 TCU Horned Frogs football team and Cowboys Classic

UAB

1 2 3 4 Total
UAB 0 17 0 0 17
#9 LSU 21 14 21 0 56

See also: 2013 UAB Blazers football team

Kent State

1 2 3 4 Total
Kent State 0 10 3 0 13
#8 LSU 21 10 0 14 45

See also: 2013 Kent State Golden Flashes football team

Auburn

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 0 14 7 21
#6 LSU 14 7 7 7 35

See also: 2013 Auburn Tigers football team and Auburn–LSU football rivalry

Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 LSU 14 3 10 14 41
#9 Georgia 14 10 10 10 44

See also: 2013 Georgia Bulldogs football team

Mississippi State

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 LSU 14 14 3 28 59
Mississippi State 9 14 3 0 26

See also: 2013 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Florida 3 0 0 3 6
#10 LSU 0 14 0 3 17

See also: 2013 Florida Gators football team and Florida–LSU football rivalry

Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 LSU 0 0 14 10 24
Ole Miss 3 7 14 3 27

See also: 2013 Ole Miss Rebels football team and Magnolia Bowl

Furman

1 2 3 4 Total
Furman 10 6 0 0 16
#13 LSU 13 7 14 14 48

See also: 2013 Furman Paladins football team

Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 LSU 0 14 3 0 17
#1 Alabama 3 14 7 14 38

See also: 2013 Alabama Crimson Tide football team and Alabama–LSU football rivalry

Texas A&M

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Texas A&M 0 10 0 0 10
#18 LSU 7 14 10 3 34

See also: 2013 Texas A&M Aggies football team and LSU–Texas A&M football rivalry

Arkansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 7 10 10 0 27
#15 LSU 14 0 7 10 31

See also: 2013 Arkansas Razorbacks football team and Arkansas–LSU football rivalry

Iowa

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 7 7 14
#14 LSU 7 7 0 7 21

See also: 2013 Iowa Hawkeyes football team and 2014 Outback Bowl

References

  1. ^ Rabalais, Scott (February 15, 2013). "It's Official: Cam Cameron Is LSU's Offensive Coordinator". The Advocate. Baton Rouge. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "Football – 2013 Coaches". LSU Athletics. Archived from the original on April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  3. ^ Carter Bryant. "LSU Football: Depth Chart Analysis, Complete 2014 Preview and Predictions". Retrieved October 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "2013 Schedules". LSU Athletics. October 18, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2013.