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What is a "star" linebacker? And does his defense designate strongside and weakside defenseive ends? I noticed on MSU's depth chart one side of ends is noticeably lighter than the other. Thanks!
Exactly! I wouldn't be surprised if Narduzzi gets offered a lucrative head coaching position by the end of next year, which is why I wanted Banker, who's much more likely to stick around longer.
But, hey, I can't complain. Narduzzi is a defensive mastermind.
Pat Narduzzi has elevated Michigan State's defense to one of the top run-stopping units in the country. Using their base over defense, Michigan State's defense allowed only one 100-yard rusher the entire 2010 season.
Narduzzi outlines his philosophy and principles for stopping the run by using a simple base defense. His "chalkboard" discussion shows how to keep it simple, which allows the defense to play fast and physical.
He demonstrates how using the over front gets nine men in the box, allows linebackers to run to the ball, and easily adjusts to any offensive scheme. With simple front adjustments, your opponent's favorite run plays can be stuffed at the line of scrimmage.
Narduzzi Michigan State's defense "builds a wall" at the line of scrimmage to stop the run. This defense allows for aggressive play while maintaining gap integrity.
The 4-3 over defense presented by Coach Narduzzi is sound against any scheme, easy to learn, and will no doubt allow your defense to play fast and physical.
I would assume the Gholston was their SDE.
I got a chub reading that.
On the flip side that could be viewed as a huge plus not a worry.
Honestly, no. First I saw of it was when one of your posters asked about Narduzzi on tBB about 20 minutes ago. Went on our site, saw a guy from your site asking the same thing (may be the same person). Came on here, saw this thread.
Narduzzi just got a raise to a bit over $500K last year. I know he wants to be an HC someday soon and his recruiting base is PA/NJ/OH.
Other than that, we're all in the dark. I know he's out in CA on a recruiting trip right now, probably JUCO DT Kyle Peko (he had 2 relatives, Tupe and Domata, play DT for MSU. Domata is a DT for the Bengals). He tweeted "On my way to LA for a little recruiting trip" earlier today.
That's all I got for ya. What are you guys hearing on your end?
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
Well he Didn't say who the recruiting trip was for lol
1) STAR LB is basically the WILL. More of an emphasis on pass-coverage, but doesn't quite cross-over into hybrid territory. Current STAR is Chris Norman at 6'1 230. His replacement is going to be Taiwan Jones (6'3 234), a rising JR who actually stole the starting role from Norman (3 year starter) during this year.
MSU's base coverage leaves the flats to be covered by the LBs.
2) Yea, there's an SDE/WDE. '12 SDE was Will Gholston (6'7 280ish) with his back-up being Joel Heath (6'6 265-something ish ). WDE is Marcus Rush (6'2 250, has 12 TFL as a RS FR last year) and his back-up is Shilique Calhoun (6'4 240).
I'm hoping we go back to having weakside and strongside DE's. Just having left and right leaves guys like Breslin getting exposed on run plays.
Believe me, the thought has crossed my mind
so then we go after banker if narduzzi leaves in a couple of years.
this is what im talking about!!!!!!!!,
He seems to have the perfect personality to fit with what Orgeron wants, a compliment of sorts, and as mentioned above, beautiful tackling and just the way they enjoy getting after it.
please be true!!!
Thanks. I hope this hire is legit.
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LW sure sounds like the ideal SDE in his system.
I'm thinking Coach O's agressive D-line and pass rush and Narduzzi's cover 4 might be a match made in heaven, but i'm getting ahead of myself.
You guys know why this should be the last thing that we're worried about when making this decision?
Right now it is not so much about teaching these players how to tackle and play football. It's about instilling a new attitude, some nastiness and a belief in what they're doing out there. Narduzzi could instill all of this within two years and move on to whatever better opportunity he has waiting for him(not that I would want him to leave that quickly).
Look at the 2008 defense. Who was the DC of that team? That's right, Nick Holt. It didn't matter, because those boys had an attitude in them that was established in 2002. They knew that they were going to be dominant and go out and kick some fucking ass, regardless of who was lined up across from them.
We've lost that on our defense, since 2009.
If Narduzzi is that dude, give him the job now and watch the defense go nuts! If he is that dude, the effects would remain, even after he left.
Exciting stuff. Hope it works out.
And thank you, SpartanRocky, for educating us about Narduzzi's defensive philosophies.
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thank you....the fire and passion that happened during the PC days are what is needed again, don't stop an EO for being loud and boisterous...telling a kid you did great is okay for the head coach and that is what LK needs.....be the leader LK and hire this guy plus an OC....be a leader like you are for recruiting on the sideline also.
you work hard, you get what you deserve...don't stand there with your hand out, begging for more freebies.
Every Spartan fan that has ever stopped on a USC forum, has been a class act. Completely.
Narduzzi would be a dream hire, but IF it happens...I will feel a little bad that we took him away from Michigan State. Great people.
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Amen to that.
Given LK's situation, doubt that he places much of a priority on whether a new hire would be expected to be around for a while. And could be a very shrewd move for Narduzzi to come in and either be part of a big turnaround that gets USC on solid footing, and/or showcase what he can do at USC for a year or two and see what other opportunities open up whether or not LK is still here.
Oh, and should Narduzzi come to USC and based on what looks to be his modus operandi, I suspect the moratorium on tacking in practices is out the window.
This. Need to get the team back on board.
Think of it as a 1 year audition for the hc position, right?
Yeah, man thanks! I have seen (TV) a few Spartan games the last couple of years and have been impressed with his work, but never had the time to gain any true understanding of it.
Thanks for this and your other posts in this thread!
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