Without MoC they have no running game which was very evident in 2003. Without Jenkins they have an even more limited passing game and may not have had a suitable replacement to be that clutch performer. Without Nugent they have a mortal kicking the ball that might cost a few games. Without Gamble who knows what happens.
Fact is that with 19 players that went to the NFL in 2003 and 2004 drafts, its extremely difficult to pick 1 guy to really be the MVP. That squad, more than any other I can remember, was a full sum of all its parts.
Yet he ran in the 4.4s at his pro day.
In your hypothetical, does JT not get a DUI on Halloween? Because leading up to that bye week, they had scored 49, 38 and 49 points. After the DUI, the points were 28 (with Dale), 28, and 17. Anger wasn't going to be the answer for avoiding stupidity.
I think 1998 Sparty, with the close runners up being 2015 MSU and Springs slips @ UM, which hasn't been mentioned. All three teams could have been national champions. 2015 had its issues all season and its tough to repeat, but 1996 @UM cost them a shot at the title and 1998 was just a self inflicted debacle.
Exactly...It wasn't long ago most gave up on Gareon Conley during his first year getting major playing time...
Weber proved time and time again to be faster than Dobbins. I didn't know this was ever in dispute.
Stringer is a good one. Somewhat overshadowed by Pace, but still a consensus AA who was an easy pick for 1st round. LeChuck also could be on the list.
Its certainly possible, but there are also reasons a lot of the same teams pick in the top 10 year after year...
They haven't waned...they had 99000 in 2015, over 100K in 2016. In 2017 and 2018, they had B deck and C deck construction going on, capping last season's game at 79,000 for sales. That's the reason for the dip in raw numbers. They had 80,000 in 2017 with the majority of C deck closed.