Must be that hard to find something positive to talk about when the subject is Michigan State football.
Copper Bowl Open Thread, MSU vs. TCU
Not really. I've watched most of MSU's games this year and the announcers always make some shit up when they're bored. Like how proud Sparty is when they get a 2 star recruit that chose them over Michigan. Or when their players rack up several personal fouls and the announcers say Dantonio won't be happy with that kind of play because he's the "Dean of discipline."
they are trying to keep viewers glued to the late night Chicken Wing Bowl between 2 teams that dont have 1 full offense between them.
This makes sense because he is. un-athletic
TCU's DLine is going to eat Sparty's lunch if they keep finding themselves in obvious passing downs.
I think your mean late dinner or supper depending on how you were raised.
...the vicious punting battle that everyone was hoping for.
I was doing some Sargin rankings reading and their margin of victory based ranking is lower than their pure wins and losses score. This seems to make no sense given their season.
Hahaha, William Gholston with the hesitation offside, double take, and then follow through jog to the QB to pretend he did that intentionally.
I am ecstatic that this game is being inflicted on the American public at 10:30 pm on a Saturday night. This is the rock fight everyone dreamt of when this game was announced.
Only a sparty pass interference saves another 3 & out
Was that Gholston that the TCU lineman just owned?
I heard Dantonio on the radio, mentioned the close losses and that they were almost a 10-win team this year (then backed off, said 'our record is our record', related coachspeak). I love that this is his approach. That kind of thinking has surely leaked into his team (and the Sparty fanbase).
No one seems to mention that they won 3 games by a combined 11 points. One of those in OT, and another against Indiana. And the Eastern game was much closer than the score indicated. Granted they won these games and should get credit for them. Just as they should take the blame for the losses. They were as close to 4-8 as they were to 8-4.
Close losses to mediocre teams is no better than blowout losses to great teams.
coaching. Breeds toughness.
Unfortunately Michigan was within a play of losing to this embarrassment of an offensive team at home, and add in the Northwestern game and the same could be said about Michigan being just as close to 6-6.
The offenses overall in the Big Ten were just not very impressive so it is hard to say if the defensive performances were all that either. The chicken or the egg concept.
Lost our QB against Nebraska. Heck, could have beat OSU.
Maybe 6-6 to 10-2 sounds better than 4-8 to 8-4.
(I mean really, we play a nice baby seal OOC schedule we're 10-2 and in a BCS game)
ND turnoverfest and Denard injury in NE disclaimers apply. Ohio game was winnable in Columbus. But that's a fan talking, and even I wouldn't make a serious argument that Michigan was 3 games better than our actual record.
Hoke - unlike Dantonio - is not running around telling people Michigan was almost an 11-win team, is the point.
I think that's just football. Look at the Lions, the same could be said. Some lucky bounces make them a 10-win (LUCKY) team and some bad ones make them 4-12. Just how the game goes. All teams at all levels are exposed to good and bad breaks, surprise recruits, bust recruits, surprise draft picks, etc etc etc.
I'm totally digging the TCU helmets. Those are the best I've seen.
I haven't liked the Christmas tree ornament helmets, but for some reason it works for TCU. But then again, they've pulled off scales.
Tom still gets mentioned as causing havoc in the backfields all year.....only thing that I can think is that they are watching practices because he seems to have had one good game in the last two years against Georgia in the bowl game last year.
He's a starting big ten linemen? Weird Lewan owned him like he belonged on the practice squad.
Strange to see All American Gholston on the sideline when TCU is in the red zone. I have to presume it was because Dantonio did not want to hurt the Horned Frogs this early by unleashing the beast in such a crucial situation.
Sparty D looks horrible so far. Blown coverage that only a horrible pass kept from being a TD, and then they just looked confused on that last drive.
Posts like this are just silly. You see a thread about MSU and take the time out of your night to open it and make a post acknowledging that you do not, in fact, care. Bravo. The power of denial is strong in this one.
To contribute to this being bigger than the whole Michigan Basketball thread was....in the first half.
a real issue for Sparty. You'd think that since they spent their entire season preparing for Denard, they'd be better prepared for an option type offense. .
Look - the B1G this year was full of lame offenses with marginal QB play. The raankings the announcers refer to do not account for the strength of opponents offense
At the same time, their offense is so horrible that the D is constantly on the field, yet still has those numbers.
MSU's offense actually isn't all that bad from a time-of-possession standpoint. All those Bell runs eat up a lot of clock. They're just very, very bad in the redzone - they attempted 31 (!) field goals this year.
Ya.... I'm still gonna go ahead and say their offense is putrid. I'll give you ToP but take everything else. They're horrid.
Being that the BW3 bowl is the replacement to the Insight Bowl name, will they still play for that beautiful Sammy The Sperm Trophy?
How many true and redshirt freshman did we role out this year? Wasn't it close to 14 for true fresh?
So many drinking games could be played watching this game.
Take a shot every time MSU's close losses are mentioned, every time that clip of Le'veon Bell hurdling that Boise State player is shown and every time ESPN shows that Lexus December to remember commercial.
Bell sure gets stuffed on a lot of 3rd/4th and shorts
Anyone else notice this is the battle of 3D printed numbers on the jerseys??!
Hahahaha that was a denard esque armpunt and the safety missed it
Did you post one of these for each MSU 3 and out?
Because if so, you probably should post at least 2 or 3 more...
Nah I guess my phone freaked out
Ever thus to spartan dbs
an overrated stat. That said, what were Denard's?
This game might be over quickly if TCU scores again. MSU is not going to score many points.