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We're going under the coach that put him on the team. He was on the Scout team at MSU for 2 years under JLS. Devin Thomas was a JLS guy too even though he didn't get a lot of catches until MD Eric Gordon, Brett Swenson, Charlie Gantt all JLS guys too.
If you're a true fan, you immediately equate the # on the jersey with the name.
Ok, let me try again, since the ones I listed played for JLS, and NOT all of them were recruited by JLS.......so here is a list of guys that played and were recruited by JLS:
RBS: Culcrick, Cobb and Ringer
WR: Reed and Thomas
LB: Thornhill,Adams, Allison,Decker,Gordon, and Misch
DE: Long and Neely
DB: Wiley,Hyde,and Warrick
*these are just the ones who stood out; of course I could name a bunch of other JC players.....
Drew Stanton, felt bad that such a great Spartan had to suffer through such incompetence at head coach.
Oh, okay, I'm not a true fan then... shit, I knew who all the guys were when they were playing, went to every home game and road games to Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, and Northwestern in that era... but no you're probably right. Not a true fan. I just spend all my fuck time on a stupid MSU message board obsessing over every stupid fucking thing like the status of an 18 year olds shoulder.
The whole fucking point of starting the thread was the fact that I don't remember these guys as well NOW as I do players from pre and post JLS.
First Adam's was a Bandit...
Ok - a few more cant believe you are leaving them out types.
Clifford Ryan - DT
Jason Teague (thank god the take a TD away rule was not in place, flying thru the sky) - RB
G-Ball and O.G. - DL
TJ Williams - WR
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Thornhill was not very good.
Smoker I consider more of a BW era, same with Taplin.
Trannon...meh. Morris was solid, I'd actually put Kyle Cook way before him though.
Caulcrick was solid but never did anything under JLS that noteworthy. Vickerson has had a decent NFL career but not much while at MSU.
Eric Smith, Stanton and Ringer were all good. Cobb had 1-2 huge games and besides that was decent.
JLS era was not good
Cobb led the NCAA in kickoff returns for TD's his first year and was 3rd in overall kickoff return yards. He has the most career kickoff return TD's of any Big 10 player in the past decade. He was better than decent.
I don't as JLS' offense made Drew Stanton, not the other way around.
Much much different player in High School though. He turned into "crazy legs Stanton" out of necessity due to constant breakdowns. Would have loved to see him at MSU under Dantonio.
I haven't read this entire thread, but the guys that played under JLS are Spartans. They are part of this program. They should be considered as such.
Caulcrick was having the game of his life vs. ND in the monsoon but then JLS benched him in the 4th for no reason. Just dumb as ND could not stop him.
"This is the strangest life I've ever known"
Jim Morrison (1943-1971)
A -1 for my comment? ....damn.........
That situation and MD's first game against northwestern where we just stopped giving the ball to ringer are two of the more perplexing offensive strategies I've ever seen.
I gotcha brother, and an extra +1. You're 100% right with your comment. Not to mention, if MD had been there while these kids were there they would've been 2-2 against UM and had three or four bowl games under their belts.
There was enough talent to get by on those teams. JLS and his staff were 100% the problem during that era.
This post was edited by Punisher99 19 months ago
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