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Love these stats from msuspartans.com
He played 925 out of a possible 957 offensive snaps (97 percent), ranking behind only offensive guard Chris McDonald (in total plays). Allen ranked second on the team with 59 knockdowns, including a team-leading 14 dominators.
our line stays healthy next season.
A man's gotta eat!
Kudos to Jack.
Also to the staff for showing how quickly they can develop talent.
he replace McDonald next year at RG? Is he big enough/strong enough to play guard? (I know he did, but it seemed like the OL stabilized once he moved to C and Treadwell came back...not sure if that is a positive on Treadwell or a knock on Allen)
France-Treadwell-Jackson-Allen-Fou/Burkland the starting line if everyone is healthy next year?
This post was edited by Yellowledbetter 18 months ago
Go Bears, Blackhawks, White Sox, and Pioneers.
Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand
I think we would be better off if we had Jackson at guard and left Jack at center.
Jackson is listed 6'3 280...he going to have the size/strength to play guard (I know he can develop more physically, but he is going to be limited by his leg injury)
stole my post yellow: and I mean word for WORD....I love Tjax at Center: he's a good one but he just plain isn't big or powerful enough for guard: we need maulers IMO...you can get by with more technique and finesse at Center....little vexed over this but not too much in January: worry more toward spring
This post was edited by SPARTICUSS 18 months ago
Jack Allen should be the starting center until his brother Brian takes over.
I see Michigan State as a destination, not a stop.~Mark Dantonio
Only a 3 star, how can this be?
I have an MBA...Master at Being Amazing
Congrats to Jack!
The moment is eternal
Awesome, congrats to him.
Star so hard. How would he do against say bama's defensive tackle?
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Obviously, this kid getting a national honor goes against your agenda.
This is pretty awesome - This makes 6 out of the last 7 years we've had a guy on the Freshman AA team:
2006: Brett Swenson
2007: Greg Jones
2008: Jerel Worthy
2009: Joel Foreman
2011: Marcus Rush
2012: Jack Allen
Pretty good recruiting tool for Dantonio's program.
That's pretty crazy especially considering 2010 is probably our best freshman class with Gholston, Dennard, Bullough, and Bell.
C'mon troll. I am no SB'er and agree with some of the points you make, but good god give the kid some credit, this is a great honor.
Congrats to Jack Allen on his accomplishments this season.
This post was edited by SpartyHard 18 months ago
"Stats are for Losers." - Pat "Nardawg" Narduzzi
Worthy and Foreman are flip flopped...but your point is still valid.
I think Fonoti moves inside to RG and the line looks like this.
Allen, Dennis, and Clark come off the bench all with starting experience or a decent amount of the playing time under their belt.
And the last four have been in the trenches. Seems to contradict the chicken littles freaking out about how Dantonio can't recruit linemen...
Against my better judgment, if this lineup stays healthy, I'm optimistic.
Congrat's to Allen. And I must say, it's interesting to have a freshman get those accolades, but yet have enough experienced OL to be unable to crack the starting lineup.
I noticed this too. Treadwell doesn't seem to get alot of publicity. Yet I noticed the OL seemed to kick it up a notch when he returned.
If he and Fonoti return at 100%, it's my hope the "who will be MSU's RB???" won't be big a concern. We won't need Bell breaking 3 tackles to get 5 yards. The rushing lanes will be open.
Its the first time since 2007 that we can potentially field a starting line entirely made up of 5th year seniors and 4th years juniors. That alone is huge because physical maturity is so crucial to the success of college offensive lines.
He's FINALLY had a string of consecutive weeks of health and his potential is finally showing up.
MSU should have more big play potential next season with faster backs and a better line.
This post was edited by spartanMF 18 months ago
Rocky? Is that you?
Just kidding. But one of his favorite points is how important it is to have upper classmen on the offensive line. It probably ranks third behind:
1. We won't run a 3-4.
2. We won't know how good we are until the Notre Dame game (this one becomes more popular between the months of June - August).
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