MSU Starting G David Beedle out for a month

Submitted by Bambi on October 8th, 2018 at 1:43 PM

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So as of now, MSU has:

  • Starting G David Beedle out
  • Starting G Kevin Jarvis who missed the last 2 games and has been seen in a walking boot
  • Starting T Luke Campbell, who moved to guard after injuries, who hasn't started the last 2 games but has played
  • Starting T Cole Chewins who hasn't started at all this year due to injury. He's played but never a full game and looked ineffective while in.
  • Starting WR Cody White out with a broken hand suffered against CMU
  • WR Jalen Nailor out who missed CMU and NW
  • WR Darrell Stewart who missed CMU, played vs NW but Dantonioa claimed was hampered by his injury
  • Starting RB LJ Scott, who has sat the last 3 games and each time made the choice to sit himself as a game time decision
  • Starting CB Josiah Scott who has been out all year after suffering a meniscus injury. Dantonio said last week he is close to returning to practice
  • Starting CB Josh Butler who played one play vs CMU, played this past week but got dinged up, though he came back
  • Starting P Jake Hartbarger who is probably out for the season



October 8th, 2018 at 2:12 PM ^

If Josiah Scott plays he will be limited physically and thus exploitable.

If LJ Scott plays, well ... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Dude is averaging 3.4 yards per carry and MSU's rush offense is second worst in the Big Ten.

As for Cody White, even if he somehow were to play, how effective could a guy be with a hand that's only had three weeks to heal?


October 8th, 2018 at 2:39 PM ^

Yeah, LJ Scott has been steadily getting worse since he arrived at MSU; I doubt he's saving up his greatness for this game.  My guess is he just wants to get out of EL so he can get drafted in the 6th round and start fighting for a roster spot in the NFL.


October 8th, 2018 at 2:53 PM ^

If you've seen that OL run block it's hard to blame him.  If he's limited and taking a beating, the better call may be to say he can't go. 

But I wouldn't put it past him wanting to showcase his ability in a big-time game.  Get fully healthy, have a great game, then shut it down. 


October 8th, 2018 at 3:14 PM ^

Not sure if this in jest, because it's plausible, but I don't think so.  The Heyward kid pretty good, very tough, and doesn't fumble.  A little limited athletically.  He's very Sparty, and yes meant as a compliment.  If Scott is sandbagging I don't think Dantonio benches Heyward for him.  Remember he was out for Michigan last year. 

True Blue Grit

October 8th, 2018 at 1:57 PM ^

Yeah, we've heard this before with them.  Then they come out and play their best game of the year against us.  So, I'll remain a skeptic until we beat them a week from Saturday.  


October 8th, 2018 at 9:13 PM ^

I don't know. I saw them against Northwestern and they could not block NW's D-line. All of our gameplans and strategies and playcalls and haven't worked for the last 10 years basically. That's because our O line has sucked. I don't care what plays they have saved, if they can't block we're going to crush them. 


October 8th, 2018 at 1:58 PM ^

Sucks for Beedle. I actually respect that guy for some of the stuff he said in the wake of the Nassar mess:

"As a student athlete at Michigan State University, it has been a dream of mine to attend this great institution and wear the green and white with pride and honor," Beedle wrote. "Along with being a student athlete, I have been provided a platform that requires leadership and integrity. With the events that have occurred recently regarding Nassar and other assault victims, there is no apology that will erase the pain these young girls and children have experienced. As a MALE football player, situations such as this are rare and if it was to arise in football, I feel that action would've been taken immediately. No matter the sport, gender, ethnicity or race, we are all human and deserve to be protected and treated equally. To the women involved, you are stronger than many people could even dream of and I commend you for working towards the justice you deserve. It is my hope that MSU will continue to work at putting forth leaders who share the same principles that I do and who are dedicated to the safety of all. When it's all said and done, it's about the people that make up this beautiful University and I can only hope that the correct actions will be taken to keep the Student body and our Spartan family in tact.


October 8th, 2018 at 2:12 PM ^

Sounds like it.  Often with a soft tissue injury that doesn't register in a diagnostic test, trainers will leave it up to the player because he's the only one that knows what kind of pain he's in and how effective he feels he can be.

And these are the classic situations in which coaches put a lot of pressure on guys to play because they figure if there's nothing detectible that is wrong, just fight through the pain.  These are the kinds of injuries that Zordich calls guys out for sitting.

So Scott is saying, I can't go.  Impossible to tell whether he thinks he's in danger of getting hurt more, whether he thinks he wouldn't be effective so it would hurt his draft stock (cuz have you seen that MSU line?) or what he's thinking. 


October 8th, 2018 at 2:15 PM ^

The negative/cynical part of my brain: Even if these all these o line injuries remain, their duct-taped o line will still hold their own against our D line, which, player-for-player, is far more talented and more well coached and this game will be incredibly close

The positive and hopeful part of my brain: These kids are sick and tired of MSU and their talk and this will be the year we have the chip on our shoulders and we bring the wood.