The quarterback conundrum going on at Michigan State has been well documented by many members of the local media. Its been no secret that the fan base has been asking and begging the coaching staff to give true freshman Damion Terry his shot. The other three quarterbacks that have all seen time this season, Andrew Maxwell, Connor Cook and Tyler O’Connor, have not been getting the job done so far this season. It doesn’t mean that any of these three aren’t capable of getting the job done, but it just means that they haven’t been effective. In his press conference after the win over South Florida on Saturday, Coach Dantonio said that Terry had a dislocated thumb and had strep throat causing him to miss practice last week not allowing him to see any time on Saturday.
Today news came out that Terry was taking reps with the second team and Connor Cook getting the reps with the 1s suggesting that Cook will most likely be the starter on Saturday and Terry also seeing time. While Terry may not be the answer right away, he deserves to get his own shot. Coach Warner also noted that if Terry were to play about 50% of the playbook couldn’t be used because of unfamiliarity.
- Junior wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett is not listed on the depth chart for the second consecutive week. Dantonio said last week that it could have been a typo but this week said it was because of inconsistency during practice.
- Sophomore defensive end Shilique Calhoun has been gotten many player of the week honors after his two touchdown performance on Saturday.
- Offensive Lineman Jack Allen should be back on the field this week after missing the first two games with a turf toe injury. Fou Fonoti should also be reinserted into the starting lineup on the offensive line after playing sparingly the first two weeks due to his conditioning level after missing time with an injury.
- Freshman RJ Shelton saw playing time for the first time in his career this pas Saturday and will see an expanded role this Saturday.
- Senior running back Nick Hill said that he is seeing signs of an ” electrifying” offense.