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Comment 23 Nov 2015

If the weather is the exact opposite that might help, too.  Lots of Stickum, and Barkley would have to have an epic game.  Lots of Screens and misdirection.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

That's why I left it without an answer, because Smoot actually has the better numbers, sort of.  Calhoun does have more sacks which indicates that it still may be a long day for Farris.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

The only problem with hanging your hat on run blocking is that you need to pick up short yardage and goal line third down runs.  Three times in this game they were stopped on 3rd and short or third and medium runs.

Comment 16 Nov 2015

Calhoun is the best defensive end we will play this year.

Yes by reputation Calhoun is the best DE we will see.  In real life though, Smoot appears to be a very similar player. 

Player A - 17 assisted Tackles, 17 Solo Tackles and 11TFLs

Player B - 13 Assisted Tackles, 19 Solo Tackles and 14TFLs

Which player is A and B?  Does it matter?

Comment 12 Nov 2015

Sorry to burst bubbles and all because I like your line of thinking, but Matta did not tell Simmons to wait.  Matta would love to be "oversigned" and have to find a way to fit Simmons in.  You know the phrase "a five star in the class is worth, 6 or 8 in the bush."

Comment 11 Nov 2015

Every so often I hear this "Urban playing possum" idea, because he has an undergrad degree in Psychology.  So do 10 million others in the US.  Urban was livid at Cardale this past game because he couldn't hit the long ball.  (He has under thrown every single one this year.)  If Urban had his way, Cardale would be hitting 2 to 3 of those a game.  The back ups would be getting plays and they would be hungry.  OSU would be scoring 50 a game.  I don't believe this is Urban keeping things vanilla, rather I believe that it is 20 year old college students not hitting on every play.

Comment 22 Sep 2015

Way to go Kosmo,  The 3-4 defense (and the Bear) put someone right over the center.  Boren is a good player but a little undersized, so quickness is his best attribute.  IMO he tries to snap the ball too quickly and get his hands back up on the NT.

Comment 22 Sep 2015

Would you agree that the difference between a 10-15 yard run and a 50yarder is someone blocking a safety? In general the receivers block safeties, or in E Spencer's case they block a couple linebackers.  The other problem is that we haven't had a 40 yard toss to D Smith to make sure the safeties are way back.  Cardale was totally in sync with Jalin during the championship run but now not so much.  It is more than simply the O-line needing to block better.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

Why aren't we talking about him choosing a starting H back and riding with him?  There are three who played H Saturday. How about limiting the number of players at the Wide receiver positions? We have three starters at two positions and four more backups.  The inconsistency is not only because of the Qbs but also from the receivers as well.

Comment 21 Sep 2015

I am glad that you were thoughtful about this.  My belief is that: 1. They miss Devin Smith more than anyone will admit.  They would throw deep 3-5 times a game to Devin and he would do something spectacular. The other 20 times a game when he ran a 9 route the safety was bailing on his side.

2. the early penalties on the oline set the tone for what is not allowed by the refs and the oline struggles with the increased scrutiny.  There must be some nagging injuries up front or some regression from the slobs.

3. The wide receivers and Qbs are not on the same page because there is too much rotation between the two groups.  Even if you don't change qbs for most of the game they are rolling 8 or 9 guys in and out for three positions (X,Y,H). In the VT game they had guys suspended and the shorter rotation made things better imo.

Comment 15 Sep 2015

Dantonio didn't pull the offer because Cupp visited OSU, he pulled the offer because Cupp worked out for OSU in hopes of earning an offer and he did not tell MSU what he was doing.  Lying by omission.  I'm sure Dantonio contradicts himself but maybe not to the degree that you think.  I don't really agree with pulling the offer but he has to put his foot down at some point or in the future everyone with an MSU offer will commit and wait for the OSU offer to flip to the good guys.  This might keep a few future guys in the fold for MSU because they will be hesitant to work out for fear of loosing their scolly.