SDSU on 9/24

Submitted by TorontoBlue on January 12th, 2011 at 3:50 PM

SDSU at the Big House on Sept 24th.  Is this game easier for us now because we have their former coach who knows their schemes on our sidelines?  Or harder for us now because their new coach & players will be motivated to beat their former coach who left them?



Gustavo Fring

January 12th, 2011 at 3:53 PM ^

The SDSU players are definitely going to be up for it, and Chuck Long will know what our offense likes to do.

But they ain't ever seen a player like Denard...if, that is, he's still here. 


January 12th, 2011 at 3:54 PM ^

I think it benefits us more. Hoke is going to adapt his offensive and defensive schemes to his new personnel (he said as much today). However, especially with his former DC being named Head Coach and probably keeping the same system in place, Hoke knows the strengths and weakness of the players he recruited and coached over the past few seasons.


January 12th, 2011 at 4:31 PM ^

Their program has now been seriously disrupted by the coaching change.  Playing an intact SDSU in its third year under Hoke most likely would have been tougher - especially since Hoke would have had a pretty big chip on his shoulder if we'd passed him over.