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While I can agree with this, if I had any concern, it'd be about balanced recruiting on the offense.
Last year MSU suffered mightily from having only one viable QB. Face it, Maxwell did not perform well - and MSU had no alternative than to keep trotting him out there. Then MSU has all these WR's, but none of them with any game experience.
This year MSU has converted RS Fr LB as their best running back option, and a converted LB/DT as a potential tight end option.
When I read these threads, people trump up MSU's recruiting. Yes, on defense, it's fantastic. There's talent and depth. Then you look at offense, and it's hit (Cousins, Bell) miss, (I won't list the "misses") and this year MSU is filling holes with converted defensive talent.
Yep, good post.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Wait, I thought the sky was falling (according to most posters on this board)?
So we shouldn't worry?
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so the kids coming in this summer don't count? Holmes, Shelton and Williams provide instant depth and excitement at RB....calm down.
Thanks Rocky, MSU missed on Marshall and I certainly would have loved to see a part of the 2014 class but we're in on other prospects that could be just as good as Marshall. Coach D has a keen eye for talent which led to Jim Tressel saying int he past that Mark Dantonio has one of the best set of eyes when it comes to recruiting talent on defense.
We've seen a recent example of offering a recruit by the name of Chris Slayton the DE out of Illinois who had mostly MAC offers until Dantonio offered yet the second MSU offers some of the recruiting heavyweights start offering him too. it just goes back to how much Mark Dantonio unearth's these recruits that no one has really looked at then once they see we've offered they're like this recruit must be good or why else would MSU be offering?
Bottom line is that while MSU recruiting class may not have the glitz and glamour of 4 and 5 star recruits that recruiting services fawn over we're able to find a way to unearth recruits that end up making an impact here that might not elsewhere because of the ability of this coaching staff to develop talent.
So I'm not going to panic like others here are I trust this staff more than 247, Rivals, Scout and ESPN.
MSU usually has higher ranked classes than Wisky, and Wisky has been to the RB 3 straight years. If you have good coaching and consistently get deep classes even though they aren't top 25 classes per se, you can win. Wisky is the proof. Wisky is also proof on how important having a good OL is. You cannot be an eilte team without a good OL. Very rare.
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