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GOOD.....IMHO.....as Iverson once famously said: 'we're talking about PRACTICE'
To be honest, I'm really disappointed that the QBs won't be live.
This post was edited by haslett3 12 months ago
Will be tougher to see the running ability and escapability of Tyler O'Connor. I think one QB gets hit because a player couldn't remember the rules
It would, at this point, be stupid. I am sure a few OL will be out, on top of having the OL split into two squads, you are setting the QBs up to be lit up under those circumstances. If we lost any of the 3 to injury from that, it would be extremely bad.
For the non VIP folks what's up w France? If he's injured who's going to replace him for Saturday?
Why, they've had the "opportunity" to get plowed in practices and scrimmages for what 3 weeks, how is one more session going to change anything training-wise? Better to have all three available this fall for the competition to continue up to the end of camp, unless one guy puts it away early.
Was thinking the same thing about guys "forgetting" to lay off the QB's. Hopefully that doesn't have an impact, should it occur.
This post was edited by spartan80 12 months ago
Ankle injury. Not serious. He could have played if it was a game week.
What's the big deal? It's just a spring game. You'll be able to catch the real games.
We had the opportunity to put them behind a complete O-Line, whether it was 1's or 2's. At the scrimmage, both teams will be a checkerboard in the O-Line, no continuity at all because of the draft. That + Live QB's is a recipe for disaster. It's not just "one more session". It's a competitive scrimmage with steak vs. hot dogs on the line, and a patchwork O-Line. It only takes botched one play to put a QB out for months.
My Blood Runs Green.....
The guy you quoted was a bit cryptic at first, but it seems to me that he agrees with you.
Shocking. They only have several million more fans within their state than we do.
I am gravely disappointed. Again you have made me unleash my dogs of war.
Shocking. MSU fans making excuses for why they can't go to a free football event.
I'm not suggesting that MSU should fill the stadium for the spring game. It'd be nice if our best turnouts matched one of their worst turnouts....That would be a start.
This will be my 2nd Spring Game. Had a blast last year. Can't wait.
Do you expect people to fly in from the east/west coast for the spring game? I'm looking forward to the game, but it's not an event to commit extra resources (vacation, flights, hotels, etc.) to attend.
With the weather expected to be great I'd expect 30k or so. MSU athletics should make this a fundraising type event, and could see a jump in attendance.
OSU happens to be located in a city that has a higher population than any city in Michigan.
And the state of Ohio has close to 2,000,000 more people.
You also might have noticed that OSU has traditionally done better than MSU on the field too.
And finally, OSU is the only major conference school in the state.
Those aren't excuses, they're reasons.
This, this, and this.
MSU football does not = OSU football. Crawl before you can walk, people.
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
50/50 MSU wins
QBs won't be live in the game so whatever transpires will be largely meaningless as it translates going into the season. Kinda ticks me off the Dantonio has AGAIN not looked ahead and planned by grooming someone to take over at RB.. no real # 2 last year at all.. no one with any experience worth squat waiting in the wings....just like last year with the WR and you saw the problems that caused.
As another poster said...Maxwell got blown up in a scrimmage because a novice running back, with next to no experience from previous years.. blew his assignment allowing Maxwell to be a tackling dummy... And everyone here thinks everything is going to be hunky dorie in the Fall with 3 FRESHmen RBs... Expect more of the same.
What do you mean again? Andre Anderson was supposed to be Ringer's replacement but he decided he was a rapper instead. That left MSU left to try Ray, Leggett, and Winston before they went to the freshmen.
Doing my best to demand work off and make it.
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Walk off the cliff... we will be ok. We are replacing a great back, but also an average run game. We are going to be stronger at the point of attack, and have a better passing game to take pressure off the running game. We have 3-4 guys trying it right now, and have 3-4 frosh coming in who can try it as well.
Yep. We actually had more rushing yards and a higher yards per carry in 2009 than we did in 2008.
1) MSU absolutely has to get good play from the WRs. Not "improved", straight up good. Drops at no more than 2 per game. YAC. Above average blocking. Crisp routes.
2) Heath needs to make an impact. I think Calhoun has at least shown flashes, but Heath is going to be counted on over the next few years. MSU needs 4 DEs who are ready to go and they have 3 in Rush, Drone and Calhoun (apparently)
3) Coaches have said LT is solidly in the top 4 at DT. That's a very good development, considering he's learning the position. I figure this year will be a "learning" year for him, with a chance at a starting job in '14 at a RS JR.
4) OL is going to be split up due to the draft, but at least we'll be able to watch the OTs go one on one with some of the DEs.
5) I bet ya dollars to doughnuts that Geiger starts at K this fall.
6) Ugh. I think Gleichert and Lang can be o.k. if healthy . . . but they haven't been healthy over the last year + (at one point folks thought Lang was headed for a Med DQ). I think Price and Jones are a full year away from being contributors, but this is still their first year on campus and first spring. Very interested to see how they develop over the summer.
7) I think the starting RBs aren't on campus yet, and that could be a major problem. It's also why the WRs stepping up is such a big deal; I think they're going to have to pick up quite a bit of slack.
8) Now that we know the QBs won't be live, I doubt we'll be able to get a great grasp of O'Connor's mobility . . . but who knows.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
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