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They also had at least 1 RB fast enough to break a big TD, and had some of the fastest WRs the Big 10 has seen in the last decade (Ginn, Holmes). Their D scored regularly and they had threats at PR/KR too. He didn't take many chances, but didn't have to.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
I want The Matador. Perhaps Bruce Banner Ad.
Darkhorse candidate - PassTheRock. Or that one guy who has never really posted much before until he became really vocal a few weeks ago about his insistence that Roushar was the problem. I forget his name. (edit - I think it's Spartanfish1982)
This post was edited by WhiteBoyHatcher 18 months ago
Knibb High football rules
MSU needs to either pay for an established top shelf OC or find a rising star with the realization that they will soon be a HC if they succeed at MSU. For example Derek Sage out of Wyoming is a rising star and will soon be an OC for some school. He has been very successful everywhere he has gone. I think he would add a very nice wrinkle to the MSU offense. Also as a receiver coach he should be able to come in and get these kids playing at the high level they should be playing at. Everyone of our receivers has shown flashes of brilliance this year but it is not consistent. This guy doesn't however bring in great recruiting areas but he has coached with some top shelf coaches like Chip Kelly who is also an offensive genius.
To me, it has to fit a number of categories:
(1) Ties to at least the midwest, but ideally MSU or Coach D.
(2) Familiarity with pro-style offense.
(3) Prior OC experience preferred, but not necessary, provided there's at least a strong recruiting track record. If his recruiting record is solid enough, he can get away with less experience.
(4) Given MSU's status, we're not likely going to be able to poach someone from a major program. It will likely have to be someone with a long track record of success in the MAC, C-USA or the like. At best could possibly be M-West or B-East.
Given those, my suggestion is (if there was a chance in hell we could poach him from Chryst), Joe Rudolph. http://www.pittsburghpanthers.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/rudolph_joe00.html
He'd never be taken seriously around here because he was the Wisky coach that ate a booger, but still...
*He was TE Coach & Recruiting Coordinator at Wisky from 2008-2011. In that time, their classes were mostly comparable to or greater than MSU's, and they produced a number of TEs that ripped us up.
*Current OC at Pittsburgh, who are 49th in the country (3rd in B-East) in total offense (by comparison, would be 4th in B1G; MSU is 88th, UM is 61st, Wisky is 77th).
*Just under 47% on 3rd downs (26th in the country, converting 5 more on 35 fewer attempts than MSU).
Biggest issue is trying to figure out why exactly he'd come to MSU. He's from Belle Vernon, PA, and this is his first gig back there, not to mention that he'd be leaving Chryst who he's worked with since 2008.
"When I was in school they told me practice makes perfect. Then they told me nobody's perfect. So I stopped practicing." --Steven Wright
Pass the rock is a good choice---you see that touchdown that MSU scored to Lang? Almost identical to the TD pass Michigan threw against Ohio State in 2011. What's up with that?
I would like to cast a third vote- the other two being from me as well- for the triple option. Think about the ball control and the gashing runs. guys like nick hill and tompkins could play in the slot,Bell as your big back, smaller, quicker, meaner O-linemen and a guy like terry to be the qb.
Big fast receivers on the outside who can block make ALL the difference though. teams who run it run it very well and score a tin of points, but the academy schools and GT all play AWFUL defense so it makes no difference. you could sprinkle in spread elements in a pinch, but man that offense is under utilized; especially in a league like the B1G where you don't have to line up across from such freakish athletes game in and game out as an SEC team would. It could work and it would be fun as shit to watch. You want creative play calling? teams NEVER KNOW WHAT IS COMING.
May not be a popular choice... but Paul Petrino. He did some good work with what he had at Illinois in 2010, recruits decently, and shows diversity in his offenses. If Arkansas cleans house with their coaching search in 2 months, he may very well be available (albeit for a pretty penny).
Sounds like Dan Enos.
the dude that ATE a booger? That's the best we can do?
EXCEPT for the booger.......
1. Calls plays to get 10+ yards on 3rd and 10 (rather than the 4-6 we seem to go after every time)
2. Runs the ball to burn clock or make opponents burn time outs late in the game with the lead
3. Uses misdirection, especially when it is the only thing that is working
4. Can run different plays out of the same formation (as already stated in this thread)
5. Has a signal, audible, anything to send a receiver on a short crossing route, short slant route or quick post route when there are 2 deep safties and 3 blitzing linebackers. I can't count how many times the middle of the field is wide open and we do not have a receiver anywhere in the vicinity.
6. Doesn't have this look on their face when a bubble screen is mentioned
who coaches the offense at ELHS?
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