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Comment 1 hour ago

His successor should have a PR campaign about how terrible it's been under Brandon and what they are going to do better (like the current domino's campaign).

Comment 2 hours ago

Lol, if you are going to look at a one game sample size where Wisconsin gave LSU everything they could handle in a semi-road game with a backup QB then maybe you should write off OSU too.

Comment 28 Oct 2014

I think if we had been down instead of leading in the 4th then we might've put some drives together.  We punted on 4th and 1 near midfield at least 2 if not 3 times that I noticed.  We also had the wildcat play on 3rd and 5 that was basically a surrender/setup the punt play.  

Comment 28 Oct 2014

The adjustments were made in the running game and Ross outlined them really well but the passing game was floundering even when Barrett was staring at an open receiver in the flat.  At that point he had bunker mentality and we needed to settle him down.  Maybe without the sprained knee we would've gone to more sprint-out passes.  

Comment 28 Oct 2014

"don't need" is different than "don't want".  At QB you ideally want 1 guy to rise to the top and be a 3-4 year starter and elite player.  That means several other guys that hold clipboards though so you want to have several guys competing.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Running QB lead zone instead of Hyde up the gut or play action was actually somewhat creative.  I didn't like the 3rd down call but I also don't like to nitpick one play call when it is part of an overall strategy.  VT game we just did not have bullets in the holster to adjust mid-game.  We have the bullets now for that type of defense.  PSU we were hugely ineffective with our passing game when we did throw so I'm not sure why everyone wanted to throw more.  The big plays that were there were missed pretty poorly by JT and then you had the 2 picks and some perimeter stuff that did ok but was pretty well defended and wasn't some easy answer.  They have a pretty good defense and our QB had a bad night.  

Comment 27 Oct 2014

It really is this simple: the pick six changed the game.  There isn't a coach in football that doesn't button it up if an inexperienced QB in the first true hostile road game of his career throws a pick six while protecting a lead.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

They didn't get flagged because the players have adjusted and stopped leading with the crown of their helmet.  Those were textbook hits under the new rules.  Unless there's some lawsuit around bruised ribs causing heart/lung problems later in life then I think we'll continue to see those types of hits.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Yep, and Urban and Tressel's national titles in 2002 and 2007 obviously had a lot of close games against worse teams.  Not that I think we are poised for playoff competition but we can and will improve and learn from games like this.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Is it?  Last year's MSU D was probably better than this year's PSU D but maybe not by as much as you think.  I think PSU this year is better up front than MSU last year but MSU's secondary was dominant.  We'll see in East Lansing but I am not going to immediately say we are going to struggle because I think we can run the ball on them and I am getting more faith every week in our D.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

A lot to respond to but the simplest thing to say is the 2 losses last year had a TON more to do with defense than offense.  That offense scored points on good defenses and bad defenses because of the ability to make things happen in adverse situations and the amazing running game.  If you didn't expect some significant struggles with JT and 4 new linemen then you had some scarlet colored glasses on.  If anything I am pleased with the progress on defense and happy with the way the offense came along against the bad defenses which shows growth in the long run.  But I didn't expect to coast to a conference title and the playoff this year after Braxton went down.  But I think all the people clamoring for JT over Braxton already were so hyped that now that they were proven wrong they are grasping at straws and blaming Herman.

Comment 27 Oct 2014

Billy Price is a guy who could've played either way and they decided to play him at OL.  Hale isn't starting so you are misinformed that there are 2 converted DL starting.  The tackles are not the problem so not sure why you are calling for Dodson.  The problem is more experience and cohesion inside than the individual players we are choosing to play.  It will get better.