Big couple of days in the MSU football world. Bittersweet news with losing arguably the best recruiter on the staff and as it's been stated before, as far as on the practice field goes, he is probably replaceable due to him being a qb coach at a RB coaching position (although he seemed to do ok with ringer,caulcrick, baker, caper). Maybe I'm just being bitter for wanting to keep him on board but as far as the sweet part goes I do wish him the best of luck at CMU, I really hope he does a good job there.
Then the good news with Greg Jones announcing he is coming back today which is fantastic; I don't know if I can imagine what the defense would be like after the already lacking secondary graduates all those players and and a Greg Jones departure.
Then the other news with Leggett, Jamihr Williams and Brynden Trawick transferring along with ishmyl johnson leaving the team. It is crazy how much different that backfield is compared to a few months ago. At one point there was jimmerson, ray, baker, caper, anderson, legget and winston. Now it is just baker and caper along with the incoming freshmen hill and bell.
I don't know if there will be a more important year for MD than next year. Having to rebuild 60% of the o-line and most of the secondary will be a tall task after both units were par at best throughout the year(although as far as the o-line goes, from what I remember the pass protection was good and run blocking good at times but never really spectacular).Will the schedule help MSU out enough to keep msu winning and msu fans happy?
Looking at the schedule; in my opinion, the games msu "will" win; WMU, @?FAU, Northern Colorado, illinois, (although you can't seem to take anything for granted these days). The games msu "should" win, Purdue, minny. The games I believe to be toss ups, Nd, @uofm, @NW. The games MSU will probably lose wisc, @iowa, @PSU. Based on that I would likely predict a 7-5 record with losses to iowa, psu, uofm, wisc, and ND although ND and uofm I really don't know what they will be so they will be hard to judge as of now.The optimist in me wants to say 9-3 with losses to wisc, iowa and psu. Whatever, we'll find out next fall.
And finally, gholston gets his (well deserved I think) 5 star status on rivals. I don't think MSU has gotten a player ranked and hyped this high since the the rogers, duckett days. I try to take all these rankings with a grain of salt but I really am excited for a player of this calibur to play for MSU. I know we won't know much of anything until he steps out onto the field for the first time but he truly does look special.
Schedule thoughts? the attrition? recruits filling those spots? too long of a post? what say you