Big blah to MSU

Ok, lets make one thing clear before I start my rant, I am a Big Ten football fan. I like to see any school in the Big Ten do well. When it comes to the bowl games, I cheer for the Big Ten teams and I enjoy watching them. That said, MSU was up by 17 points and found a way to lose the game. Three turnovers in the last quarter of the game? Coach John L. Smith is going to get a lot of flak for this loss, and I don’t think he deserves it. Good players make a good coach. It was obvious his players just couldn’t close the door on Notre Dame. When you keep a great team like that in the game and make mistakes, they are going to kill you and it did just that to MSU.

I guess I am very disappointed. I can only imagine how the true MSU fans feel right now. πŸ™

3 thoughts on “Big blah to MSU

  1. avatarprimis

    It’s pretty simple. I used it multiple times last year and it’s already time to use it again:

    The man is a loser, through and through. Losing and failure are all he knows, and he’s so good at it. And yes, he deserves every bit of it, and then some, because as a coach he has single-handedly LOST more games for MSU than I can even count right now.

    He breeds an environment, and a comfort even, with losing. He’s a loser. He’s goign to go down in MSU history as quite possibly the worst head football coach they’ve ever had (and they’ve had some doozies — Bobby Williams anyone?)

    — Primis.

  2. avatarcbdudek

    Great players make a great coach, except in hockey because the Rangers sucked and had a 60 million dollar payroll a few years ago. πŸ™‚

    That said, I really don’t know if I can blame John L. Smith for that loss. Up by 17 points in the 4th quarter only to see MSU fumble, throw an interception for a touchdown, and then get intercepted again in a fluky way. The only thing I can fault John L. Smith on was not having a timeout to challenge the last interception because it was very strange. I don’t know if you saw the game or not, but it was very very strange. John L. Smith was not out there throwing the ball or not able to hold onto the ball thats for sure.

    Its hard for me to put the blame solely on his shoulders. However, I won’t deny that MSU could do better by hiring a better coach. They made a big mistake when they didn’t pay Nick Saban what he wanted. Look at what happened to him! He won a national championship with LSU in 2004 and is now with the Dolphins! You think that MSU isn’t kicking themselves over that one?

  3. avatarprimis

    John L. /was/ the one throwing the ball up by 17 in the 4th Q though. Why? What did he THINK would happen? His decision-making makes Art Shell look like a coaching genius… and as everything falls apart he just stands there on the sideline smiing. It’s irritating.

    Saban was a good coach but there were power/ personality issues with him as well. And I know that’s part of why he left/they let him leave. He has a real ego, and good coach or not some weren’t ready to give up the ship in full to him.

    — Primis.

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