BTN is reporting that Dantonio said in his press conference that Connor Cook will start and freshman Damion Terry is receiving second-team reps.
Michigan State QB announced
This will undoubtedly unleash the kraken on MSU opposing defenses.
thanks for the good laugh
So, look for Maxwell by the third quarter.
anyone from the bball team. They love their bball team over there.
He is a big boy and at his largest he certainly showed that he could stay low in the paint.
Kork Coupons aint walkin' through that door.
And not one fuck was given.
Lol. Great post!
It's like being the special needs kid that is cruelly nominated for Homecoming King. I'm sure Cook is excited, not realizing, or denying, the amount of ridicule he's about to endure.
Mocking kids with special needs always brings instant street cred. Sorry you're not over missing out on homecoming court.
You sound like an overly sensitive guy.
He wasn't mocking anyone. Relax.
You're right. I didn't mean to mock anyone, other than the MSU offense. And maybe kids who are mean. If someone feels offended by what I said, I apologize.
You handled that well. Seriously. Most guys would snark back and start a chain of eye poking.
be a tight end.
What a gong show that offense is
Ridiculous. Gong shows have ends. Merciful, sweet endings. The MSU offense goes on for eternity, stuck in a 0-0 punt off with Iowa.
Honestly, I think Maxwell is their best option and his numbers wouldn't be
bad terrible if the Sparty receivers were not abominable.
Not only are the receivers bad, but Bollman seems to be running the patented Greg Davis Four Horizontals passing offense.
They are saving the fabled "four back" (a/k/a the four lateral) offense special for ND, undoubtedly. If your QB can't complete anything over the line of scrimmage, why have anybody run patterns there?
I usually abstain from "+1" or "^this, lol!" type posts, but as someone who endured Greg Davis's waning years at UT, describing his offense as "Four Horizontals" was one of the funniest things I've read in a long time.
Most rational thinking MSU fans don't want Dantonio to burn Terry's redshirt. Oh well, looks like he'll be playing next week.
I predict it will be
Where does Terry fall in the "Quarterback Dilithium Level (Scale: 1 [Navarre] to 10 [Denard])?"
He was listed as a pro-style QB, so probably closer to Navarre.
Unknown to me. He has no 40 time on any of the recruiting sites, and rivals lists his as pro-style. So he probably isn't Denarding anyone. Maybe good scramble skills?
Here are Terry's high school highlights:
He's a decent athlete overall, but he's definitely not a dual threat guy.
Granted it was on a trick play, but that's one more than the original sub-5 40 guys Grbac and Todd Collins.
He would be like a Russell Wilson type. Not going to be Vince Young or Devin out there, but has scoots to get out of the pocket and extend plays or if an opening he can go get 5-10 yards on a scramble. He did put up some sick numbers at a pretty high level in PA. He is not going to run for 70 yards in a sprint but he will extend plays and annoy you by evading sacks. In 2 years I will worry about him, for now he is a freshman who has been on campus for 7 weeks and due to the fact everyone ahead of him is a joke he might be forced to play although Dantonio obviously has been hoping anyone else would seize the job this year.
You know the old saying. If you have four QBs, you have none.
used to swear by that 'un.
I thought it was "Don't masturbate when your cousins are visiting".
Ridiculous... If your cousins are visiting, why would you need to?
He looked just as awful. When he played.
O'Connor cannot seem to memorize the playbook. From Dantonio's hints he screws up calling plays in practice then he went out in last week's games and despite being the only guy on the team who drove the team, screwed up a play call in the red zone and then got the hook. He is probably the most "able" QB of the 3 not named Terry but apparently has mind melts.
If you go with Terry you have 3 lame ducks on the roster. Maxwell is done after this year and will probably be cool, but you have 2 transfers lurking.
Maxwell has ok accuracy but doesn't generate any kind of plays throwing or running. He'll have a decent completion percentage and an awful yards/attempt.
Cook has bad accuracy but can give you a little with his legs.
You could probably win some games with any of these guys if you had something else on offense. But, the line is pittiful and the receivers are very disappointing.
Don't get me wrong. I don't feel sorry for him. I'm reveling in it.
some receivers and some backs. . . they'll be all set.
A couple tight ends...
And a good offensive coordinator.
I don't think it matters who they start. Their Oline is below average. Their receivers can't catch anything and they don't have a running game. And worst of all, they have the worst set of plays I have ever seen run in a big ten football game.
But I feel zero sympathy for Sparty.
...but besides that, they look good.
I think Langford has the potential to be decent. He's not Leveon Bell though which means their passing game is going to be even worse this year.
My brothers in law are both Spartan grads and have loved giving me crap over Denard's passing issues over the last three years.
Ahhhhhhh, Kharman is a bitch.
I think he is referring to some chick named Kharman. There's actually quite a few on Facebook.
its a personal inside joke
My kid said That's Carmen to my wife after she stubbed her toe when putting him in time-out when he was not quite 4. Cracked me up. /csb Having said that, I have no idea why I threw an h in there.
But, I'm wathcing ESPNU "Film Room" and it's excellent. Maybe the coaches out there think this is all basic, but for someone who didn't play past 8th grade it's great. Matt Millen (YTMM) just gave a breakdown of some fundamentals of technique by d-linemen to control their gap. They opened with some discussion of the way Alabama worked against Manziel, including the famous play where Manziel bobbles the ball last year and then finds a guy all alone in the back of the endzone. Their argument was that before the bobble, Alabama's d was quite solid.
Anyway I heartily endorse it. It's the same reason I found Mgoblog.
As a fat, late-40's couch potato, I hereby throw my hat into the ring as MSU QB. Seems like I got a legit shot at it -- no passing or running skills required. And let's be clear, I'm not trying to get MSU to win or nothing, I'm strictly in it for the free money and sex with coeds.
Oops, wait, that's probably for Mississippi State, not Michigan State. My bad. Uhhh... nevermind.
It's like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob.
- Patches O'Houlihan
- not advocating making fun of mentally handicapped people.
Throw it to Lucas!
Throw it to Lucas!
Throw it to Lucas!
I wouldn't mind seeing them play musical quarterbacks like this for another few years.
If they sit O'Connor for a freshman he's pobably going to transfer. That pretty much puts the future of the program on the shoulders of Terry, because there wouldn't be another competent quarterback on the roster if he doesn't pan out.
I don't know. Grimace dicked around Tommy Rees with an assortment of dudes for a few years and Reese never flew the coop.
To be fair, maybe he encouraged Golson's study habits...
If Terry gets the call this year, Maxwell graduates either way, Cook is not going anywhere - he is like Tebow but without Tebow's awesome passing skills, and O'Connor would go as he would probably prosper at a MAC type school. They have another high rated QB coming in next year, Chris Durkin so they'd be young but relatively talented. I'd assume Terry, then Cook (scrub) and Durkin as their 3rd in 2014. Not exactly what you'd want to walk into to Oregon the 2nd game of the season but by Big 10 play if Terry is the real deal he will have a year under his belt and 2 years to go with Durkin passing Cook a year later I presume.
You get the feeling that this is not at all what the Spartans envision when it comes to finding a QB, of course, and it doesn't seem like there is a definite conclusion in sight for them. Here's how Dantonio put it yesterday:
“Above all else, our coaching staff, myself, we want to find the one guy,” Dantonio said Tuesday. “We want the one guy to emerge. I don’t care who it is.”
Then let one of them play the full game.
Having not really paid much attention to Sparty, how are their WRs so bad? I thought Burbridge and Arnett were supposed to be top-flight prospects?
This is a great question. It appears Arnett is one of those "not Michigan men" type and maybe we avoided an asteroid by him not coming here. He doesnt seem to be the "practicing type" ... as for Burbridge ... good question. It takes a pretty good coaching staff to take a recruit of that caliber and make him turn into junk in just 1.25 years.
I was just reading that Arnett has dropped way down the depth chart now as well as of late..
.... If Maxwell hasn't "gotten it" by now, it's a sunk cost. Invest in the younger guys, and hope they have a higher ceiling when they get into the meat of their easy schedule this year (hopefully) and definitely for next year.
Does Tate Forcier have any eligibility left???
No eligibility left, but he's tearing up defenses in the Greater San Diego Area Flag Football League.
That's kind of cruel Magnus.
It is like saying we had a competent quarterback with Death in the game.
aint walkin through that door
is that State will play their best game of the season—by far—against us.
Alternatively, a 2002 repeat could be in the offing.
It always happens. You should just accept it at this point..
Since he's not working out at RB, maybe have him become the QB? It couldn't go worse.
This three-head QB and those Sparty fan fools still think they are going to beat M. This is going ti be fun going to EL.
And yet, i feel Borges will completely implode in our game in EL and we might not even win.. I feel currently like it could end up like last year's ND game..
Why is that?
Nah. I'm really not worried about game planning/calling going forward (well, at least for this season). This coaching staff has been waiting fort a QB like Devin and they finally have him. There is no reason M shouldn't win in EL convincingly.
b/c they sure as shit haven't been doing anything over the past 2 years to prepare an offensive football team.
They should find a Gus Malzahn desciple like two weeks ago, hire him, and just ride this out with Damien Terry running the option for the first time in his life. If you can't block em, you might as well option off of them.
Staee better not sleep on YSU.
and that chicken sh%t school for that matter.
I don't watch sparty unless they play us. I complain when they are on our boards or whenever they speak they mention us (envy). Then we , well not me, follow them. wow who cares?
If you prefer to remain completely uninformed about one of our primary opponents, don't read any of the posts about MSU. It's pretty simple.
You care enough to tell a bunch if faceless strangers that you don't care. That's a lot of effort.
I feel bad for the everyone's eyeballs having to watch this monstrosity lurching around on the field.
I thought you meant they found one.
when you are playing Youngstown St.? The offense for this this team doesn't improve unless the Oline gets massively better, and the running game can produce something. And that just isn't happening, no matter how dynamic the defense is.
I think YSU crushed their first two opponents and are generally pretty good. If this was the season opener, I would give this two yawns up. But since YSU has a couple games under their belt and they see the dumpster fire that is Sparty offense, this will be a good game.
YSU does have something called an actual QB who believes in completing passes so that will be new to Sparty's defense. That said YSU has played 2 teams thus far who don't offer scholarships to football players so I would not take much stock in their 2 victories. They did beat Pitt last year but generally were just ok. It will be Sparty's best opponent but that is not saying much. Hollis is a genius scheduler and probably found 2 of the worst 5 teams in college football to schedule for first 2 games.
Western is at 131; YSU is 119, right behind Central Michigan. Akron is 156. 3 other MAC schools are even lower. FYI, looking at a couple of week 4 games, FAMU is 226 and UConn is 84. There are 252 FBS+FCS schools listed on Sagarin.
I was about to say I thought there were 120 FBS schools but FCS is included in the rankings.
Connor Cook's season:
12/27 74 yards 44% completion 2.74ypa 0td 0int 67.5 QB rating
Dantonio is starting the QB with the worst completion percentage, worst ypa, and worst rating on the team. It must be becaues of his explosive 45 yards rushing on the year.
State wins five games this year and Saturday won't be one of them. You heard it here first. Good night.
I agree. YSU is a trap game for Sparty. They are a top ten FCS program.
Haven't seen them this year -- usually I don't bother until they play ND, but now I think I'll watch YSU, just to see what the Penguins can do.
It seems quite a few teams this year are looking for a Johnny Manziel-like season from a young QB and throwing an athletic true or RS frosh out into the starting mix. The problem is, even if very talented, most make too many mistakes, have to have the playbook cut down to the basics, and are too easily rattled with a hostile crowd. In short, they play more like freshmen than Heisman trophy winners.
I'm sure the talk up in EL is how they're still going to dominate us, despite having a joke of an offense with no QB, no RB, no TE, a tattered offensive line, and no WRs who can catch the ball.
That might be a low scoring game, but I can't imagine Greg Mattison's defense letting MSU even sniff the endzone, much less cross the goal line.
Everything about MSU's offense is hilarious this year
MSU is still going to be a tough out. I suspect that UM will have to run a lot of max protect to keep Devin form "60 minutes of necessary roughness". I would be nice if it wasn’t true but I'm generally worried about him scrabbling this game.
On the scrabble reference! Triple word score!
Haven't watched MSU yet this year, but I've heard the offensive horror show rumors. Who's mostly to blame? QB play? Horrible OL? WR's who can't get open or can't catch? Slow RB's? Or a terrible amalgam of "all of the above"? I'll have to record their game this week to catch a sneak peak.
IMO, its kind of all of the above but I think I'd give the running game a pass; that has been OK.
QB situation is a nightmare, WR's still cant catch, OL is spotty. Game Plan is weak to say the least.They have a long way to go.
It starts with poor recruiting. It continues with poor to non-existent development of QB's and receivers. An incompetent coordinator just puts the icing on the cake. Kirk Cousins masked a lot of problems.
I don't understand the WR situation. Two of them were serious UM targets and had healthy recruiting profiles. Strange.
Burbridge seems to have a case of the dropsies. However outside of Bell last year AB was their most dependable offensive weapon. And Arnett didn't get targeted that much.
But alot of that doesn't matter if the guy throwing the ball can't throw.
They took pictures of the four guys, layed them on the floor, fed the chicken and waited. This guy's face got pooped on. Sometimes its not about stats, its about gut instinct.
This offense will continue to be horrible until Terry takes the keys. He is by far their most talented QB. Followed by O'Connor.
So of course they announce Cook as the starter.
.....the pick is so obvious.
Shilique Calhoun. Soph. DE.
I mean, he has more TD's (3) in their first two games, than the entire offense (2) combined!
If there are a couple things I enjoy about the Spartans of MSU they include:
1. Consuming alcohol in excess
2. Appreciating a couch fire
3. Being Arrested, is a rite of passage.
4. When it comes to winning, losing, starting, or not starting, they have a good time, in the form of drinking, and could care less what really happens. If a bear shits in the woods, do you smell it? If your teams loses, and you can't remember it, who cares.
5. They don't score particularly well on the ACT, or SAT.
6. They only remember 3 years of Football, and enjoy drooling on themselves, when in dicussions about Tiko Duckett, Bad Moon Rising, or Jeff Smoker.
7. They will remind you of their basketball team, and Jud Heathcoat, often.