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I know coach D talks about "modernizing" the offense but when you look at the teams who win: Alabama, Georgia, Wisconsin,
Stanford many of these teams play "old man" line up and smash you in the mouth football.
It pains me that MSU didn't attempt more runs and mix up the run plays more (like they did against Minnesota and BSU) in the rest of their games.
I highly doubt ND will beat Alabama either and if they do It won't be because of their offense it will be because of their defense.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by xwing 16 months ago
Our OL is terrible
"You make sure when you come, you got a little blood in your eye, a little blood in your eye, a little fire in your belly. We there yet?"
Did you really put Wisconsin in the same breath as Alabama?
This post was edited by CrazySparty 16 months ago
It really just comes down the the OL getting better and healthier.
That being said you should never lose when you have a guy going for 11 yards a pop like Lacy did, and Bama didn't.
And you can be way more creative and 'multiple' in the pro style than we are.
Marriage is like flying with kids, if the flight had 500 connections, never ended, Ted Striker were your pilot and you ate the fish.
I know MSU beat them this year and they aren't world beaters but they might go to three straight rose bowls.
They know what their identity is and they run the crap out if the football.
If MSU could have ran the ball in the second half of games they would be playing tonight instead of Nebraska.
Remember we are a "mix of pro style and spread".
In other words, we don't have an identity.
If Barrent, Klatt, Treadwell, Conway. ETC would have reached their potential without getting hurt all the time we'd be able to run the ball.
Either Jackson and Fou coming back will help these guys make a quantum leap in run blocking or we are going to have to wait for the next batch of lineman to see if they can run block.
Not buying it. Roushar doesn't want to run the ball.
We shut down Wisconsin's run game!
I'd like to assume that if our OL had been healthy all year, that it would have been average.
Bama, and Stanford do not have average OL's, they have excellent OLs, with half of the guys en route to the NFL.
We don't recruit at their level, and we don't develop OL at their level. We are not in the same conversation, and there's no reason to think we will be. It's been 6 years, and the OL with the JLS recruits was markedly better. We're moving in the wrong direction.
What a colossal failure our season was. We should be smelling roses.
P.S. this game makes me sick.
This should have been MSUs year.
OSU and PSU on probation.
Number 4 defense in the nation.
And MSU didn't have the stones to stick with the run in too many games in the second half.
MSU should be 10-2
ND is the only team that was better than MSU that they played this year and maybe Wisconsin.
This year's Nebraska team was ridiculously lucky, even more lucky than Michigan last year.
First thing I thought......... Must be the red color family.
Bama can run the ball against any team in the country
wisco can run the ball against shitty D
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
I love how our season has been a total failure NOW, because Wiscy is having a good game.
Stick with the run? I thought the offense was better when they spread it out a bit like against Wisconsin on the last drive and in OT. As good as Bell was, the run blocking overall was awful.
Didn't Bell have like 40 carries against Boise, one of the only 2 games in the season where we didn't have an injured OL Starter?
This post was edited by Braintrust 16 months ago
What it does is throw out the notion that MSU has a 'talent issue' on offense. UW is on its third QB of the year and their best playmaker at WR is a former walk on. They get wide open and its not because they have great athletes.
Get a better OL.
Indeed...Thank god we are getting a new coordinator.
Damn, their receivers are being sent on routes that get them open. Must be nice!
I agree, but for Dantonio to choose NOT to run it on 4th and 1, or 4th and Goal when we could ice a game, he basically trusted the defense too much. After the defense gave up a couple 4th Q leads late, Dantonio should have called on the offense to get a yard. It would have been more fair to at least let the loss be dropped at the door step of the guys who were responsible for it.
I can't imagine how a guy like Dennard or Bullough feels when he sees an OL or WR on campus. They probably think something like "Hmmm, I'd have liked to have seen Pasedena...thanks for nothing"
So again, our season is suddenly predicated by the performance of Wiscy tonite. Too funny.
Whatever makes you feel better. UW is calling a terrific game. They called a terrific game against Indiana, running the ball a staggering 60 times. Why? Because it was working.
Running the ball didn't help them much against MSU...
I'm guessing you missed the 4th and goal stop against Northwestern.
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