Oregon vs Michigan State, S2

Oregon vs Michigan State, S2

Post by David R. Conne » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


    This game is an elimination contest. Michigan State holds an uneasy
27th rating from TSN, and coach Nick Saban has worked to get an OL that
will protect QB Bill Burke or soph talent Ryan vanDyke. It is a wideout
which is probably the Big Ten's best, with Plaxico Burress and Gari Scott
making defenses work overtime, that can break open a game. This first
game will test their needs...to run and stop the run.
    Oregon will try to recoup from serious injuries, one to RB Reuben
Droughns, and use their system that produced Dan Fouts, Chris Miller and
Akili Smith, to hone junior QB A. J. Feeley. Other injuries were to star
cornerback Rashad Bauman and G Lee Gundy. So the Red Cross should be on
hand at Spartan Stadium.
    Nevertheless, after Oregon, and then S11 Eastern Michigan, the
Spartans can go after...let's see No. 18, at Notre Dame. Oregon then
will face El Paso Br. (U-Texas) on S11.
 
 
 

Oregon vs Michigan State, S2

Post by By Archie Lea » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> This game is an elimination contest. Michigan
> State holds an uneasy 27th rating from TSN,
> and coach Nick Saban has worked to get an
> OL that will protect QB Bill Burke or soph
> talent Ryan vanDyke. It is a wideout which is
> probably the Big Ten's best, with Plaxico
> Burress and Gari Scott making defenses work
> overtime, that can break open a game. This
> first game will test their needs...to run and
> stop the run.

I don't know how consistent the run will be--it seems from this
perspective that STATE! will need to use the pass to open up the running
lanes (heh.....like that'll ever happen in East Lansing).

Don't underestimate the Spartan defense, though.  Solid and deep at all
positions, on a par with any other defense in the Big 11 this year, only
a step behind Penn State's.

Last year's inconsistent/lackluster defensive effort will not be
repeated this year.  Nick Saban wants a more attacking scheme, and I
hope to see that--we've got the athletes to make it work.

Archie Leach

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Oregon vs Michigan State, S2

Post by Chris Grovi » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>> This game is an elimination contest. Michigan
>> State holds an uneasy 27th rating from TSN,
>> and coach Nick Saban has worked to get an
>> OL that will protect QB Bill Burke or soph
>> talent Ryan vanDyke. It is a wideout which is
>> probably the Big Ten's best, with Plaxico
>> Burress and Gari Scott making defenses work
>> overtime, that can break open a game. This
>> first game will test their needs...to run and
>> stop the run.

>I don't know how consistent the run will be--it seems from this
>perspective that STATE! will need to use the pass to open up the running
>lanes (heh.....like that'll ever happen in East Lansing).

>Don't underestimate the Spartan defense, though.  Solid and deep at all
>positions, on a par with any other defense in the Big 11 this year, only
>a step behind Penn State's.

And seven steps behind LAVAR!.

---
 Chris Grovich
 http://members.tripod.com/~grovich

 "Look Grovich...I know you're jealous of Dre because he's
  more intelligent than you but those are the breaks."
             -- Paul Banik, 3/24/98

 
 
 

Oregon vs Michigan State, S2

Post by Jefferson Glapsk » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00



: I don't know how consistent the run will be--it seems from this
: perspective that STATE! will need to use the pass to open up the
running
: lanes (heh.....like that'll ever happen in East Lansing).

JoePa should give the damn ball to McCoo.

: Don't underestimate the Spartan defense, though.  Solid and deep at
all
: positions, on a par with any other defense in the Big 11 this year,
only
: a step behind Penn State's.

LAVAR! has awful long steps, dude. Isn't Korie Sanu graduated? He was
the heart and soul of the Spartan defense.

--
Jefferson Glapski
http://home.ican.net/~jng
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