I have 20 bucks that says Dantonio is running 'the clock' again this year and spending a practice every week getting ready for Michigan..and up until 2 weeks ago, Keith Nichol was the 'Tate' for the scout team..so who is the 'Denard' now? Nichol for the fake QB run and then oh-crap-he's-going-to-throw plays, and a 'walk-on' from the track team for the designed QB running plays? Do they have any players that were of the 'athlete' category and played some QB in high school?
Sparty's preparation for M
He put glue all over the defensive team's shoes so they'd get used to being half as fast as the offense they were chasing.
He's clever, that one.
But I have a hard time believing that merely using glue would make MSU players only HALF as fast as Denard (unless, of course, you are averaging the speed of the entire offense...carry the two...nope still doesn't make sense).
It's really strong glue. So strong they are completely stuck to the ground. They're just going to have to get used to the QB moving so quickly it looks like they're standing still. That's relativity for you.
it might be even more effective if they sniff the glue too.
Shouldn't they be preparing for Notre Dame instead?
Key word in that was "Shouldn't", doesn't mean that they are. Little brother likes to beat big brother even at the cost of a game or 2 it seems.
or illinois game to beat michigan.... tressel has lost 3 games before the michigan game in his tenure....
MSU has Wisconsin the week before us, they could be 3-2 heading into Ann Arbor if they are focusing on us. You would think even Dantonio would focus on Notre Dame and Wisconsin during those weeks and take off the weaker opponents.
I have some good friends who are Spartans, and I can tell you that they would absolutely rather beat us than Notre Dame. I can almost guarantee that dantonio has them working on something for us
you can guarantee it... dantonio game plans for michigan like its a bowl game... its almost like he has 2 or 3 coaches dedicated to watching michigan game tape... he knows that as long as he beats michigan he'll always have a job at MSU...
prefer a win over Michigan than Notre Dame.....Conference vs. Non-Conference?
Seriously. Don't kid yourselves. State fans would love that season.
"Lol! Lok ho bad we suk an we stil beet u!"
What they really should be doing is making my personalized license plate.
Given our upcoming schedule I actually wouldn't mind at all if RR and staff were using one practice a week to game plan for MSU. I'd rather lose @Indiana than lose to MSU for a 3rd year in a row...
I wonder if we can find a bunch of guys who didn't get Michigan offers and are angry about it to fill up our scout team? Maybe Ron English would lend us a few players from Ypsi for this and he could play the Dantonio role?
County Jail would allow a work-release for some of their inmates.
I see what you did there. Haha. +1 sir.
losing to the little brother isn't fathomable...Michigan 38 Little Brother 14...Raback that.
to retire the "Raback it" phrase.
Technically, he was correct. Dorsey committed to Michigan. However, he never ended up on campus, which waters down the effect of the guarantee, IMO.
Raback, care to take a swing at someone for this class? HaHa perhaps?
Gosh reading that Facebook Event's page, "Tieing their shoes like Kirk Cousins" just made my head hurt. Can we not talk about them for a couple weeks?
Honestly they care soo much about us, it's been proven. They're like closet wolverines. The sad thing is, even if we tried to ignore them, instead of going away they'd just get louder...
but it's not like I'm sitting here reading a thread on a Michigan board about how obsessed they are with US at 3 am when I'm supposed to be working...
I'm guessing they're preparing by sitting in a corner crying, while visions of a Maize and Blue flash wearing the # 16 are haunting every one of their thoughts !!!!!!
The idea seems funny until you realize that Dantonio's job really does turn on the Michigan game. Generally that fan base can live with any old result for the season if they beat Michigan.
Pretty good school, fun place, decent women, but odd ball in a big way.
Pretty good school
You have a point that we may be "underestimating what State will bring into Ann Arbor." I mean, it is really freaking scary when the MSU football team arrives in that Black Maria and marches into the stadium wearing their orange MDOC jumpsuits.
your going to throw 2 players out there that got into trouble after their careers at michigan were over??? boubacar got arrested and put into jail long after he was kicked off of the football team and out of school, and seriously rumeal??? your players on the other hand got into trouble while in school and while playing football...
Since I don't want to be a one-trick pony, I suppose I will travel to South Lyon and visit your mother. I hear she turns all the tricks, so surely she will have something to teach me.
Robinson is awesome, but he's also been 85% of your offense in the first two weeks.
Also in the first two weeks: 100% of Sparty's offense against crap teams.
mandarich agrees with this game plan...
They should bring in this guy:
Seriously, I was at an event in Boston where Usain Bolt came to promote Puma and they had a long track with a metal flag post in place of Bolt (like the rabbit on the fence at a dog race) that they would send speeding down the track at the same speed he broke the world record so you could run along side and see how pathetic you look in comparison. Maybe some machine like that would help sparty...
He'd still be only the second-fastest player on the field.
State is going to have a tough enough time with Notre Dame to be looking ahead to us.
Keyshawn (sp?) Martin could probably do an ok job of imitating Denard in practice, at least enough to help them develop a scheme. Granted, they'd have to use that scheme in double time to keep up with Denard, but it'd give them a jumping off point.
On the flip side, we've got Kennedy to impersonate Cousins.
I think it's just Keshawn? Maybe not. But yeah, he's the only one on their team I can think of who could run like DRob, although Denard is still faster.
Martin's a starter. Usually, your scout team players are walk-ons and freshmen being redshirted. MSU had better have a frosh who's blazing fast and can learn our offense in a week.
They aren't beating ND or Michigan this year. Saint Dantonio is about to learn, like every other MSU coach has learned, that beating Michigan about three times per decade is all he can reasonably expect. He is also about the learn how quickly the "Spartan for life" crowd turns on football coaches when it figures out that the current coach is just like the last six or seven.
State should just be happy that .500 teams get to go to bowls in this era.
State should just be happy that .500 teams get to go to bowls in this era.
They can go to bowls, but forget about winning one. Haven't done that since 2001... Last bowl game win was against Fresno State on Dec. 31st 2001. So it is 8 years and close to 9 months and counting...
obsessing over MSU? Please and thanks.
This place is slowly turning into a board full of Taters.
Maybe after beating them this year, the board's ire will turn back to OSU where it belongs.
That is all.
Who cares what Sparty does or thinks.
Denard is so fast he'll turn that Sparty clock back. In fact, he's so fast that he'll take those extra seconds off the clock in 2001.
Comparing a blown call in a game you actually won to a blown call that cost Michigan the W. How Sparty of you......
...I can say this...FAIL!!!
maybe he can go back to 1990 and make sure that ref throws his flag when desmond got tripped in the endzone when michigan went for 2... or are you under the belief that it was a clean play like so many other sparties are???
the last 2 weeks have been pretty big fails
Anyone else see the 3/4 empty Ford Field for their game against FAU? I know the ticket prices were jacked up, but that turnout was pathetic. Even when the lions were going 0-16 they drew better than that. Come on sparty, 90 miles is not that far to drive to follow your team.
It's not so much the distance as the fact they would have to cross the county line. If a Sparty leaves Ingham County the electronic tether goes off.
already preparing for us (and they are), it only means they are already shitting bricks about playing us this year.
The only preparation that will help at this point is buying burial plots.
You know...to help shrink the swelling. DR is itching to burn Sparty this year.
on having one of their players try to mirror Denard.
Instead they have duct taped a football to a gazelle.
This just in - gazelle has passed MSU entry requirements and will be red-shirted until next year. Rumors persist that if he cannot replicate Robinson and MSU loses, he will be sacrificed. Literally.
You also expect to win 10 games this year. Or was that last year, or the year before? I would think you guys have learned about lowered expectations by now.
I think most MSU students figure they don't need to win more games than they can count, so 7 or 8 wins is about the most they can handle.
not that i think they are preparing for Michigan yet, but when they do, i bet they will use the WR Keshawn Martin.
He played QB in high school. He played for westland john glenn. some of my friends played with him and said he was a decent QB. So my guess is He will be the one so who will take from scout team snaps.