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who is going to shine. Give me 2 on O and 2 on D.
Troup- I am on the believe train. Our receivers are physical specimens, what we needed last year was a technician and a lunch pail man. I think he keeps it going.
Bullough-He will cross the goal line at least once and put up the beat ypc, assuming a speed back doesnt break one. Never bet against that family.
T. Jones-Dude will give us all a glimps of what we will see all fall, a heat seeking missile that is fast, powerful, and instinctive.
Cox-Kid is a player. Players make plays. He is in an uphill battle for pt this fall, but he will state his case. Maybe a wild cat touch or two, never know.
I remember when I saw BJ LoveIt catch 14 passes in a spring game.
I wouldn't get too excited about it.....
Offense: Riley Bullough, Monty Madaris
Defense - Tyler Hoover, Kyler Ellsworth
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
it is just for fun man. But if your guess is bj loveIt, I am not sure you understand the question.
Speaking of Ellsworth, I wonder how many teams in the Big Ten he would start at LB for? Every time he's on the field he seems to make plays.
no doubt, he is FAST and along with J.Jones will really give us an advantage against the spread teams that run all those maddening plays across the middle of the field with running backs and slot receivers to create mismatches: namely ND and Northwestern.
Lyles, E. Robinson
spot on. We are DEEP at LB and this kid just finds the field and makes plays. Kids like him and Whitey and all other walk ons show you how much the star system is really worth in fb. Intelligence, hard work, and instincts are really hard to gauge, but so important.
Kevin Cronin will kick a 61-yard field goal, then bring the house down with a powerful performance of "Roll with the Changes."
I'm mostly excited for some classic zingers from KC in the booth.
Trae Waynes: We've been hearing great things about him all spring, and he turned in a solid performance against TCU.
The entire DL: Can't pick just one. Sounds like these guys are out for blood this season.
Burbridge: Expecting him to build on an excellent freshman season.
Bullough: Honestly I'm just excited to see a Bullough hitting people on both sides of the ball.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
Waynes and Williamson on D
Madaris and Lang on O.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
thread hijack rock. What is your take on the oline this year? Assuming avg. injury, not MSU injury rate, will it be a strength?
Yes. I guess a "benefit" so to speak of all those injuries is that we now have some backups with starting experience (Allen, Clark). It's all about chemistry though, so these guys need to stay healthy early on.
As for my picks
Riley Bullough - Dude is going to be a playmaker. I think he ends up being our starting RB this fall. He's already looking very good and he's only had, what, 2 or 3 practices at RB? Holmes and Williams better bring it.
Keith Mumphery - Maxwell selecting him first speaks volumes. I envision him being our go-to guy this year.
Lawrence Thomas - Picked over Kittredge, who looked pretty good last year. Sounds like Burton is really helping him out, he's starting to get better with technique and such. Multiple people have mentioned that he has a quick getoff, hopefully we can see him make plays with his athleticism on the interior line.
Trae Waynes - Dude has supposedly been lockdown all spring. I want to see how good he is.
good picks. As die hard MSU fans, we can only hope LT is a beast in there. Should be athletic and quick enough to do some damage.
He's the kind of prospect that Burton must be salivating to get his hands on. How many 300lbers move like that?
Someday these jokes will get old......
Today is not that someday. +1
Cook - nobody is talking about him. I predict he'll win this game, be the MVP, and generate a QB controversy
Mumphery - He'll firmly establish himself as a starter, and look the part of a high-level B1G WR
LT - Gonna be a disruptor, demand double teams
Trae Waynes - He'll open some eyes here
Sadly that depends on who is injured. I don't think 2 OTs going down is survivable. 2 OGs, maybe, 1 OG and 1 C should be ok.
Basically the line goes 7 deep not counting.the RS FR crew (I'm plauomg it safe here). If the OL has 0 or 1 injury to starters I think they can be good. 2 will have them serviceable. 3 or more and you'll see 2012 all over again.
Cook will probably add some fire to the offense but his decision making has always been a question. I expect him to have a pretty good day though - he really showed a lot against another elite D in TCU in his ability to fire up the guys around him.
That said, I think Maxwell has made some big steps up. I hope that translates to actual game action, and I think it will.
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