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Try not to read into coach-speak about players in the preseason. More often than not, it's motivational BS for the player; and is nothing of value for the media.
Recall what MD said about Bell? Yeah, Bell really hasn't met expectations this season has he.
That's bologna for 2012.
In 1974 OSU and UM had emerged and had everything. TV exposure, recruiting advantages (how many kids were on scholorship?), iconic coaches, etc. He was right, in 1974, all other B1G schools couldn't compete.
The problem is leadership. Read Sun Tzu and the concubines:
Then Sun Tzu said, “If the instructions and words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, the general is to blame. But if the commands are clear and the soldiers disobey, then it is the fault of the officers.” He immediately ordered the women who were at the head of the two troops to be beheaded.
The public sacking of Roushar will send a message to the players and coaches that failure is not accepted. It is clear that failures on the offensive side of the ball have been the difference this year. The season has gone on long enough to conclude that whatever message the offensive coaches have, it has been delivered to the players enough times that we should have seen some improvement. They had two weeks to prepare for NW. They failed. Time to remove the officer in charge. If Roushar stays, than we know that winning is not the primary goal of the program.
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Then you would have sacked narduzzi in 2009 too. If you follow your art of war, you would have had to.
That's fucked up.
IMO, I think he was talking about winning national championships again. Maybe some posters on this board who played for Duffy can shed some light on his statement and what they think Duffy meant by it.
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
maxwell made a lot more that 2 mistakes
Definitely,,,a lot more.....
Sitting in the stadium, after the pick 6 to start the 2nd half, the whole place was eerily quiet every time the offense came back on the field. It was almost like folks were just holding their breath that the offense wouldn't F up again. Don't ever recall that happening in a packed SS before.
Can't imagine having to go through this same crap again next year.
damn, you havent' been around very long then: I can remember it MANY times over the years: too numerous to bore you with. Loved the old alum sitting behind me...kept muttering: "Don't turn it over, DON'T TURN IT OVER".....poor mumblin', stutterin' prick
What? Worst post ever.
2 mistakes? Lol ok.
Readable snap? You know qb sneaks are silent count majority of the time right?
NFL? No way. Has no touch, can't throw an accurate deep ball to save his life, slaps the ball before every single release which if it hasn't been fixed after 4 years it never will be. And has he EVER caught a receiver in stride?
And then you go on to blame the refs and suggest some mandate against MSU? Give me a break.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Again, the pick 6 was not Maxwell's fault. He was nearly killed on the play. That was on Bell.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
I've been to every home game since 1987 and that place was as quiet as I've ever heard it after that pick.
I could recall two horrific passes that could easily have been pick sixes but the NW db didn't make the catch. Let's call it a wash if people dont want to blame Maxwell for the pick 6 that actually happened.
He didn't have to throw the ball or ignore the pressure or not move from the pocket.
Agreed. Perhaps my biggest problem with him is that I never see any fire or leadership. Has anyone seen the guy yell or have anything other than a monotone expression on his face? While I'm sure he does, I just don't see any level of care on his face.
And I'm beyond tired of Dantonio's BS coach talk where he speaks in sweeping generalities and refuses to take blame or address the countless stupid decisions they make. We're not losing all these games by 2-5 pts because of a curious string of coincidences or a handful of poor decisions. There are literally dozens of them in every game. The same sht has consistently happened the past 4 years, but we just won the close ones in 10/11 because we had more guys willing/capable of making plays in crunch time. I never thought I would miss Cousins as much as I do, but hindsight is always 20/20. The guy had some serious bravado and beyond anything made plays to win games. I would love to see max throw a few more pics if it meant also throwing a few more TDs.
And no ones seems to mention this - but I'm convinced that our punt returns are just a joke because we never, ever rush the punter anymore so the other team can just start sprinting downfield right at the snap. I can only fathom this is related to the beyond archaic mentality of "lesson learned" in the B10 championship last year.
Without digressing too much, I just can't agree with the thread title more.
And how can he not not feel the blindside sack that happened? He was sitting in the pocket for 4 seconds staring down a receiver on the right sideline. Come on Max how much time do you need?
The special teams are an abomination this year besides Sadler. The way the coaches handle the return game is pathetic.
He never saw the pressure. He counted on his back to pick up the blitz and his back failed. He was throwing the ball at the moment of impact.
I never said MD should be fired, but his coaching this season should be closely accounted for -- especially more so than in past years.
I do kind of hope he does get fired because I really like steak.
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
But the SEC is the best conference in America. That has to be accounted for. Auburn should not be 3-8, but they are also not playing Indiana or Purdue.
The difference between the SEC and the B1G is at the top of the conference, not the bottom.
I had heard everybody has a twin. Think I found mine. Wow. Exactly my thoughts.
It's on MD alright. But the injuries have hurt plus the talent level of this team was way over-estimated before the season began. Maybe his failure is more in recruiting and less in his on the field coaching.
Losing all 4 Big Ten home games is awful. Seeing the defense hold umaa four FG's and not winning is terrible. Failing to get a TD's on 1st and goal against against OSU, umaa, Iowa and Nebraska and Northwestern are sufficient reasons for Dantonio to take a hard look at himself, Coach Roushar, any and all input he has to Roushar's gameplans, in-game play calling and Roushar's future as OC.
Earlier this week I spoke to a former player ('70's era) who thinks Roushar has refused to change thinking the O-line is at full strength. He said Roushar's first down play calling makes MSU a 2 down Canadian football style team because the middle LB and safety (stong or weak side at always keying on Bell. This guy was a defensive starter played with several future NFL Hall of Famers so I trust his his judgement.
Dan Roushar has proven himself to be a good O-line coach for Dantonio. After 11 games this season his inability to adjust to changing personnel has proven to me he is a better O-line coach than OC.
Put me down as one who would like to see MSU/Dantonio contact former Iowa QB Chuck Long. Long was 44-9 as Sooner OC in four seasons. ('02-'05). Long was born in Norman, OK and played HS in Wheaton, IL. This season he was WR coach for Norman HS.
Can you expand on this a bit more? I felt like Dan Roushar was passing too much on 1st down yesterday. At least with the success Bell was having on the ground.
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