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Comment 21 hours ago

Getting away from the power run backbone of the offense was a big problem over the last couple years, especially last year.  Weber may not be Zeke, but he is more than capable, and the strength of our OL was run blocking.  Crazy that he got a few carries as he did last year.  Featuring him would have helped open everything else up.  

Would love to see him get 20 carries/game next year. Would expect a huge year from him if used in that way.  

Comment 22 Jan 2017

Defending NBA champs led by one of the 2-3 best players to ever live,

vs.

12th place in the big 10, NIT team last year and NIT at best this year, no NBA players.  

Comment 21 Jan 2017

No Bin Victor?  My feeling is he will emerge as our #1 WR.  Hill next.  Hope Mack and/or Grimes can make a push.  Older guys like Campbell and Mclaurin passed by. 

Could Jordan move to RT?  Prince to the bench.  Davis start as one guard spot? 

Weber should and will be featured.  

McCall will need to be in the field more.  

No way JT is not our QB, although long term maybe best if not.  

Comment 21 Jan 2017

Yes, still ascending to a consistent top program.  They won the league last year and should be among the favorites next year (I would favor OSU), but they have been crap for a decade and are still trying to ascend to being an annual top program, as MSU has been over the past several years before last year.

I agree with the premise of the article, this is a big, telling season for MSU.  For several years it was them and OSU at the top of our conference.  Last year was tough, and now they have to deal with improved PSU and UM.  We will see if they and Mark D have what it takes to contend in the East with fully functioning OSU, UM, and PSU.  

Comment 15 Jan 2017

Agreed, there is a spot for Campbell on this team, just not at WR.  And he older  WRs can watch these young guys play. 

Hill

Victor

Mack

Maybe some McLaurin

Hopefully Grimes' knee allows him to be full go by fall camp, he should see time if healthy.  

Comment 13 Jan 2017

McCall is an exciting player, but not a guy who can handle the primary RB load at 5'9, 185.  Neither is Dobbins. 

We need a couple more bigger RBs on this team.  Guys who are 215+ and can carry the load and run with power between the tackles. 

Comment 12 Jan 2017

The secondary will lack in experience but be very long on talent.  Sheffield will be a third year college player.  Ward is maybe the fastest guy on the team and was able to cut this teeth in 2016.  Webb had some issues but was ok, and should probably improve in 2017.  Then we have Eric Smith and Jordan Fuller as possiblities at the second safety spot.  Arnette also an option at nickel or possibly CB.

Then you add the 2017 true frosh.  Okudah and Wade are both elite talents who could very well push for time, or even a starting spot, this year. Those guys are great.  Amir Reip and Marcus Williamson are also very talented guys who will add depth.  

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Devils's advocate:

Weber could leave after 2017

Williams might not be the type of talent we want to have to play.

McCall is 5'9 185 and not a guy who can be an every down RB.  

Dobbins is 5'9 195 and projects to more of the H role, not g enough to be an every down RB.

An injury to Weber next year would be a huge blow.  We'd be left with a guy who is maybe not good enough to play here and two little guys (a soph and a true frosh) to take ALL of the carries.  Weber is probably the least replaceable player on the entire roster.  

Comment 12 Jan 2017

Antonio Williams is an unknown at best.  From what I have seen he is not a very fluid runner.  Looked a bit like Lydell Ross.

We definitely need at least 1 more running back on our roster, especially a bigger guy.  

Comment 11 Jan 2017

Whatever he did was bad enough that IU pushed him out despite his success there. 

Probably less opportunity to repeat some of the same stuff as an assistant under a guy like Meyer than as the head coach and head of a football program.  But in my general experience, people don't change all that much.  

I don't know what went on, but was a little surprised that we jumped right on him after he was pushed out of IU.  Nonetheless, I am sure OSU/Urban looked into and considered the issue.  Hope for the best, the guy can coach offense.