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Did you mean not good for our defense, or for Riley?
Because that's pretty damn impressive for a guy who just started playing the position and going against our defense. Hell, those would be good stats regardless of those factors.
EDIT: Just saw you clarified your post above mine.
This post was edited by Ringer23 12 months ago
Well yeah it's pretty obvious the other guys just aren't great backs. They might contribute some but doesn't look like we have a Ringer or Bell in there. Good thing we have 3 other guys coming in who will get a shot too.
MSU_Football: Mark Dantonio: “The offense played better and we ran the ball a little bit more effectively. ...
Doesn't look like we're going to get stats from the other 2 QBs...
This post was edited by Braintrust 12 months ago
MSU_Football: Dantonio: "I thought putting Riley Bullough at tailback complemented the other guys, Nick Hill and Jeremy Langford."
Looks like Tompkins is falling in the depth chart
MSU_Football: Dantonio: “Andrew Maxwell was sharp, and he took some hits. I sort of hold my breath a little bit because by keeping the quarterbacks live..
MSU_Football: Dantonio: "they have to create (plays). Andrew took a big-time hit by Ezra Robinson, but he got up and played right through it. ...
MSU_Football: Dantonio: "He took the team down the field and scored that same series. That was about as game-like a situation as one could make it."
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Braintrust 12 months ago
Good news for the ground game.
Wonder why Burbridge hasn't shown up much. Maybe cause Trae Waynes is locking him down?
Good stats for Maxwell at least but that's a really low YPA. Let's hope he doesn't have Ricky "Checkdown" Stanzi syndrome.
Hopefully this will not summon Howler, but I would be thrilled if Maxwell played like Stanzi-the-Manzi his senior year.
Dantonio: "they have to create (plays). Andrew took a big-time hit by Ezra Robinson, but he got up and played right through it. ...
Dantonio: "He took the team down the field and scored that same series. That was about as game-like a situation as one could make it."
Dantonio: "It was a high energy, high intensity scrimmage. It got a little chippy out here at times because guys played on edge ...
Dantonio: "and each side played to win. Both sides really competed. ... The defense remains impressive. We have guys that will run and hit."
9.3 YPC, 7.2 YPA, 78% completion. Not terrible, IMO. Considering he isn't always throwing to the 1s recievers
Dantonio: “Joel Heath is a very good player for us. He’s a lot like Will Gholston in terms of his size and motor."
He had two sacks in a scrimmage last year and I don't think he played a snap in 2012.
This post was edited by Macks 12 months ago
7.2 YPA puts him right in the middle of the pack out of the 2012 QBs. Which is still better than the 5.8 YPA he had, I suppose (which isn't even in the top 120, fyi).
But without Bell to rely on we're gonna need more than that from Maxwell.
Dantonio: “The No. 1 goal is to remain healthy (in this final week of spring practice), and the second thing is to continue to improve. ...
Dantonio: "If we can do those things over the last three practices, it’s going to be good for our football team. ...
Dantonio: "The chemistry is very good and the guys have been resilient.”
He was behind a lot of guys though. He's got a chance this year with Gholston moving on
I don't even think we have a Larry Caper back there. Hell, I'd settle for a Jason Teague at this point. It's really frustrating that our best RB is a converted LB who just started playing the position a couple of days ago.
Obviously guys like Shelton, Holmes and Williams have to hear this and be salivating. They're going to have a chance to come in and be impact players right away.
Joel Heath stops Jeremy Langford after a short gain during Saturday's scrimmage in Spartan Stadium. pic.twitter.com/KEBbDts1fZ
(Heath is a big dude)
Andrew Maxwell completed 14-of-18 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown in the second spring scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/GAYeA2VX0T
Mark Dantonio liked the way his players competed during Saturday's 2-hour scrimmage in Spartan Stadium. pic.twitter.com/UbBOEmDuCX
Riley Bullough rushed 11 times for 43 yards and scored on a pair of 1-yard TD runs in Saturday's scrimmage. pic.twitter.com/X6oNiKFpsk
That's an assumption at this point. And he played the position before.
Bullough is not a LB or RB. Dude is a FOOTBALL player first and foremost. We won't know who our best RB is until after the ND game.
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Have to look at the big picture.
Power backs thrive in our offense because they can move the pile for a couple more yards. That's what you need against a defense like ours. Our OL is not very good, so there are not likely to be gaping holes. On top of this, our defense is elite and SO fast to the edge. Our corners and safeties are monsters in run support and our LBs can chase edge to edge. So when you have 3 inexperienced speed backs, it's not surprising that they aren't lighting it up.
Remember that his YPA was 5.8 last year. 7.2 is a huge improvement. Only 3 QB in the Big 10 had better than a 7.2 YPA: Miller (8.0), Martinez (7.8) and McGloin (7.3). Next best was Marve at 6.9.
Now factor in that MSU allowed 5.38 YPA for opposing QBs last year. Granted Dennard is out, but I'd say it's a modest success for Maxwell. He also completed 77% of his passes, which is pretty impressive.
Not going to jump up and down about it, but I'd say it looks like a step in the right direction.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Yea, plus he was always considered a "raw" prospect. He and Calhoun were only RS FR last year; pretty rare to see those guys stand out on the DL (Worthy and Rush being the only 2 in MD's 6 seasons to really have strong RS FR years. Gholston got PT as a true FR, so that's a little bit different).
I'd be thrilled to have Teague back there Agree with you 100%.
"Senior quarterback Andrew Maxwell was efficient for the offense, completing 14-of-18 passes for 130 yards and a touchdown. Sophomore Connor Cook was 4-of-11 for 66 yards, while red-shirt freshman Tyler O'Connor was 3-of-9 for 29 yards. O'Connor also added 15 yards on the ground on three attempts. "
So its looking like Maxwell will be the starting QB in September.
Why are these scrimmaged closed to media? MSU should stream these and charge 99cents or something.
He was always going to start the first couple games. He will need to fail pretty hard vs WMU/USF or have someone else do crazy good for him to lose the job.
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