The Lions finally did something to shakes things up. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and offensive line coach Jeremiah Washburn and assistant offensive line coach Terry Heffernan have been fired. Quarterback coach Jim Bob Cooter has been promoted to offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Ron Prince has been named offensive line coach. I think the next one to go is head coach Jim Caldwell, who has done nothing with this team and GM Martin Mayhew should go as well. With any organization, everything starts at the top. This is a team that Mayhew has built, so fault falls at his feet.
The 2015 season is seeing a rising star and a potential NFL QB in Memphis’ Paxton Lynch. Lynch’s record breaking 442 yards passing guided the 15th ranked Tigers to a 66-42 win over Tulsa. The Tigers 7-0 record is one of the big surprises of this season. We will be watching them as the season progresses into the home stretch. I think the sky is the limit for Lynch, who is turning a lot of heads at the next level.
The Detroit Lions went back to the old ways….losing!! After scoring on their two opening drives, the Lions went into a funk and did nothing else except let the Minnesota Vikings walk all over them to lose 28-19. With a 1-6 records, the 2015 season is a lost cause at this point. The only thing Lion fans have to look forward to is the NFL Draft…….THE LIONS ARE ON THE CLOCK!!!
#Michigan State scored 24 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to turn a close game into a comfortable victory over Indiana. The star of the game was MSU quarterback Connor Cook, who passed for 398 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Cook’s passing yards was two shy of the Spartan record of 400 set by Bill Burke in 1999 against Michigan. It was imperative that Cook put the offense on his shoulders in the absence of a running game. Different combinations in the offensive line is making it difficult to establish any continuity to have a consistent ground game. The upcoming bye week is a welcome sight to a team that is looking like a “mash unit” right now. The Spartans play again on November 7 at Nebraska. It is expected some of the injured players will be back, especially on the offensive line and defensive backfield.
“We know how to win,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said. “The bottom line is we know how to win here. We’ve learned how to win close games and in this case, sort of distance ourselves. The culture exists here where we expect to win. That’s the biggest thing. We expect to win and there is a confidence level.”We certainly didn’t play our best football, but we’ve got enough players playing extremely good football to stay in games with everybody and make enough plays to win a football game.”