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No, he really isn't. He does it because he likes to get the dweebs (including myself, on occassion) all riled up in a debate about rankings. It's the easiest fishing trip you can book.
You need a ball rub.
youngblood96/viggo martyr/jargon: tRCMB's answer to Vidkun Quisling and Fred Phelps.
Are you kidding me? Jesus. Star so hard? When I say that I'm messing around.
Keeping the sunshiners in check since 2000.
Worthy left as a RS JR, but I know what you mean. I didn't notice the holdovers from JLS (Martin, Miller, Cironi on the OL in particular) develop physically well over time. In fact, Martin and Miller regressed in '08.
The guys who look to have peaked in their last year on the lines that have spent more than 1 season with MD would be Worthy, Pickelman and McDonald. I admit that it's pretty subjective, but I watched Iowa collapse the pocket on Maxwell by not beating a single OL, but rather just bull-rushing each of their individual guys with a 5-man rush. Jack Allen's only a RS FR, so I get him not being on par with a RS JR or so, but you had 2 5th year guys (Ruhland and McDonald) and a 4th year guy (France) on that line, along with a RS Soph in Burkland. It's not unreasonable to expect a guy in his 3rd year to at least be able to hold his own.
At the same time, almost all the injuries suffered have been lower-leg injuries, so I'm sure it's very hard for these guys to build the strength they need. Kind of getting screwed 2 ways; you lose the starters and then those guys lose out on S&C. It's like Gholston with his shoulder surgery his true FR year. It took him until fall camp of '11 to be back at his old bench press (not that that's the best measure of strength, just as an example). Figure guys like Burkland (ankle) and Treadwell (ACL) couldn't support a squat bar for awhile and it probably took them months to get back to where they were before the injury, nevermind improving on their strength. Now Fonoti (leg) and Jackson (leg) have similar problems. Heck, Treadwell had a stress fracture before this year.
So I kind of wonder if there's a training issue in terms of how the braces are being fitted, or if it's a result of doing a lot of zone blocking (lots of going sideways and "scrum" vs. gap or man-blocking, depending on your nomenclature of choice).
I'm more just talking things out than trying to make a point /
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
So you don't give a shit about recruiting, stars, etc?
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