Rugs, on 25 November 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:
I dunno. I think part of that is that Tyler isn't really a QB to run the option that Mullen likes, so the offense has been adjusted to suit him. I'm sure we'll get more back to Mullen's spread option roots when it's Dak's time to take the reigns.
And I'm not ready to say it's time to get rid of Mullen at all. If we keep losing momentum and we're in danger of really losing everything we've built up, then sure, but right now, I think we've just hit a bump in the road. Building a program like MSU up into something more isn't going to happen overnight, and it's not gonna come without some heartache like we got last night. At least that's what I think anyway. If he moves on, I'm sure we can find someone to step in and keep improving on the foundation he's laid.
Mullen definitely needs to make some changes in the offseason, though. Wilson needs to go. Wouldn't be upset if Koenig went with him. Need someone that's aggressive and fiery like Mullen can be--and like Brewster is--especially on defense. This soft crap from our D all year has driven me crazy.
But I think the offseason will tell us a little bit about Mullen, if he decides to make some changes or not. I still think he can be great for us, but that fire's gotta come back. I've said before, I'm not as longtime a MSU fan as a lot of you, since I really didn't start keeping up intensely until I got to school, which was Mullen's first year. I've seen us get blasted and beat before because we couldn't compete, but I've never seen us just lay down and take it. We did several times this year, and capped the season off by doing it for our rival. That has to end.
Your first paragraph makes no sense to me. They ran a pass oriented spread at utah so mullen should know how to make it work with tr.