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.
Live, from Lansing, Michigan
"Handguns are made for killin', they ain't no good for nothin'
>> 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.
"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
JoePa should give the damn ball to McCoo.
: Don't underestimate the Spartan defense, though. Solid and deep at
: positions, on a par with any other defense in the Big 11 this year,
: 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.
"Attacking player takes a shot on net and after doing so,
skates into the crease. The initial shot deflects outside the
crease. The original player, still in the crease, recovers the
puck, which is now outside the crease, and scores. Result:
Goal is disallowed. The player did not maintain control of
-Colin Campbell, 5/25/99