Spartan Football All-Access ’17: “The Start”

Spartan Football All-Access ’17: “The Start”
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AS FALL APPROACHES SO DOES THE
START OF FOOTBALL. NO ONE FEELS THE ANTICIPATION
MORE THAN THE SPARTANS. DAY IN AND DAY OUT OVER THE
COURSE OF FOUR WEEKS, THE TEAM WILL WORK ON BECOMING MORE
SKILLED ATHLETES ON THE FIELD AND STRONGER UNIT OFF. TOUGHNESS INTEGRITY AND VIM WILL
BE REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THE OVERALL GOAL… GREATNESS. NOTHING WILL BE GIVEN, BUT
EVERYTHING IS WITHIN REACH. IT ALL STARTS HERE. HERE WE GO GOING SPECIALTY STRETCH RIGHT DOWN HERE SPECIAL TEAMS EMPHASIS RIGHT
DOWN HERE. PUNT IS UP. PUNT IS UP. EVERYBODY ELSE IS WORKING. PUT THE TEAM FIRST AND LET’S
ROLL, GUYS. ON COACH MANNIE HERE WE GO HERE WE GO CHRIS FREY GET IT DOWN TIGHT GET IT DOWN TIGHT GET THAT SHIELD BESIDE YOU HEY LETS FLY AROUND TODAY. DAY 1 LETS BRING THAT ENERGY AND LETS’ HAVE SOME FUN HERE WE GO MEN. REMEMBER BREAKDOWN WE HOLD IT TO THE END. SPARTANS READY, BREAKDOWN SPARTAN JACKS TEAM READY. READY. BEGIN. S P A R T A N S SPARTANS! IF YOU DON’T HAVE HIM. HE’S GOT YOU. WHAT DO YOU GOT TO DO TO THAT
ARM RIGHT NOW. HERE OR COME DOWN THROUGH HERE LIKE THAT, YUP IF I’M TAKING THE PROPER STEPS HERE GOES BOOM, BOOM. OKAY, YOU’RE FIRST STEP ALMOST GOT A WILEY VETERAN
THERE. DON’T WIND UP, REACH YOU BLOCK WITH YOUR FEET. I’M HERE. I BLOCK WITH MY FEET. I KNOW I GOT A TUB WAITING ON ME, SOMEWHERE IT WAS GOOD GOT TO
MOVE AROUND AGAIN. JUST BEENDOING A LOT OF WORKING OUT AND
RUNNING SO FINALLY GETTING BACK OUT HERE AND PUTTING THE HELMET
ON AND PLAYING FOOTBALL. GOOD TIME. GOTTA WORK ON THE FUNDAMENTALS. GOOD TO BE BACK, MAN. BEEN A LONG TIME COMING. LET ME GET THAT ICE BABY NICE AND COLD IT’S PRETTY COLD DAY ONE IN THE BOOKS. OFF TO A GOOD START. WITH EACH PASSING DAY THE
SPARTANS FACE INCREASING PRESSURE TO PROVE THEIR WORTH
TO EACH OTHER.>>BRING YOUR PASS TODAY.>>AS WELL AS THE COACHING
STAFF, PRACTICE, WORKOUTS, FILM AND RECOVERY BECOME ROUTINE
WHILE THE INTENSITY GROWS FIERCE. THIS IS WHAT ULTIMATELY PUSHES A
TEAM TO BECOME ONE.>>ON YOUR FEET! RIGHT KNEE RIGHT SHOULDER UP HERE. DRIVING FOR FIVE OKAY, JUSTIN, THAT AIN’T BAD. THERE YA GO THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR. LET’S GO! USE YOUR LEGS AND ONCE IT HITS
THAT POINT THEN YOU’VE GOT TO EXPLODE UP GET VERTICAL, EXTEND YOURSELF HIGH AH, MAN, GOT A BREAK. GOT A GOOD DAY AT PRACTICE TODAY
AND GOT SOME LUNCH. GOING TO GO EAT WITH MY BOY KENNY, LET’S GET BETTER YOU ALWAYS GOT TO GRIND, KEEP IMPROVING. NEVER SATISFIED. JUST GOT TO TRY TO EMBRACE IT REALLY.>>WE’RE GOING BIG AND PROBABLY
GO, 3, 4 PLATES WE GOT TO GO OVER TO THE PASTA
LINE. GOT TO GET THE CARBS.>> DIDN’T GET A
SALAD TODAY DON’T TELL COACH MANNIE I’M COMING BACK FOR IT. SOME GREENS YOU ALWAYS GOT TO GET THE VEGETABLES
WITH PASTA AND BREAD STICKS IN THE BACK.>>SPAGHETTI AND CHICKEN AND
GARLIC BREAD. GOT TO STAY HEALTHY DURING CAMP. WE’RE STARTING TO GET TOWARD THE
DOG DAYS AND GUYS OUT THERE FEELING IT A LITTLE BIT. THE HEATS GETTING TO PEOPLE. A FEW GUYS BANGED UP AND WHAT NOT. BUT THAT’S WHERE YOU FIND OUT WHO THE TRUE PLAYERS ARE. I JUST NEED MORE SLEEP DOG, HONESTLY. THAT’S ALL I NEED BRUH THAT’S SUCCESS ON A PLATE THE TRUE PLAYERS ARE GOING TO START COMING OUT AND WE’RE GOING TO KEEP LEADING
AND LEADERS KEEP LEADING AND PLAYERS KEEP MAKING THE PLAYS. SO THIS IS KIND OF LIKE THE FUN PART
OF CAMP. WE’RE JUST PLAYING FOOTBALL. AIN’T NO MORE LEARNING NEW STUFF IT’S JUST, CAN YOU REMEMBER AND DO IT ON THE
FIELD? AS CAMP GRINDS ON THE STRENGTH
OF THE PLAYERS IS TESTED BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD. DAYS BEGIN TO RUN INTO EACH
OTHER AND THE AUGUST HEAT BEGINS TO TAKE ITS TOLL. IT’S UNDER THESE CHALLENGING
CONDITIONS WHERE INDIVIDUALS BEGIN TO STAND OUT AND THE TEAM
BEGINS TO FIND AN IDENTITY.>>SEPARATION IS STARTING TO
OCCUR. CAUSE I’VE SAID FOR YEARS WHEN YOU GET IN CAMP MAN AND IT’S LIKE DAY 8, DAY 15, DAY
23, WHO’S STILL BALLIN? I’VE ALWAYS SAID — FIRST WEEK EVERYBODY BALLIN EVERYBODY IS FEELING GOOD. NOW YOU GOT A FINGER, YOU GOT A TOE, A SORE HIP NOW YOU KEEP PERSEVERING AND
PUSHING THROUGH AND PERSEVERE CHECK YOURSELF. BE REAL WITH YOURSELF. IF YOU CAN’T BE REAL WITH
YOURSELF THEN YOU CAN’T BE REAL WITH NOBODY.>>OK NOW BRIAN A LITTLE MORE. AS THEY SAY ANIMATION AND BODY
LANGUAGE HERE, RIGHT? BALL BACK, 1, 2, 3, GREAT POST
ROUTE. OFF AND RUNNING. GOOD LINE OF SCRIMMAGE RIGHT
HERE BY FELTON. HOME RUN. SHOE IN THE GROUND, THIN WE SHOULD PUT THE BALL ON THE
HASH. CLINIC RIGHT THERE. AS WE SAY, GOOD FOOTBALL.>>WHEN YOU GUYS CATCH THE BALL AND GET UP THE FIELD,
SEE THE ANGLES THESE GUYS HAVE TO RUN TO STOP YOU? THEY COACH THOSE THINGS. THEY COACH THAT YOU NEED TO HAVE
A GOOD ANGLE TO PREVENT A TOUCHDOWN. SO IF WE DON’T DO IT AND IF YOU
DON’T HIT THAT CURVE AND GET VERTICAL AND GO WITH SPEED THEY
DON’T GET TO WORK ON THEIR ANGLES. JUST LIKE IN THE NFL THEY GET UP
THE FIELD THAT’S THE SAME THING. YOU DO THAT YOU HELP THEM I’VE PLAYED QUARTERBACK, YOU DON’T WANT TO THROW THE BALL WITHOUT THE LACES. I PROMISE YA HE’S GOT TO GET IT OUT OF HIS
HANDS OR HE’S GOING TO GET HIT. SECOND AND 10. THERE’S IMPACTING A PLAY WITHOUT
MAKING A PLAY. BUT REALLY YOU MADE THE PLAY. YOU MADE THE PLAY.>>WE GOT ENOUGH ALREADY ON THIS DEFENSE
TO BE REALLY, REALLY GOOD. WE DON’T NEED TO GET ANYBODY
ELSE. WE GOT ENOUGH ON THE DEFENSE TO
BE REALLY, REALLY GOOD. BUT WE’VE GOT TO COME TO PLAY EVERYDAY. WE’VE GOT TO COME TO PLAY EVERYDAY. LET’S JUST GO AHEAD AND SET THE RECORD. NAQUAN PLAYS WITH THE WARRIORS, AND STILL LOSES TO EVERYBODY>>I GOT MY RECORD ON MY PHONE
JUST IN CASE.>>WHO IS BETTER? ME OR NAQUAN? OH MY! LET EM WORK LET EM WORK LET EM WORK. WHAT ARE YOU DOIN? I THOUGHT YOU WAS A DB? I’M UP BY 10. 37 TO 27 [LAUGHTER]
WHAT’S GOING TO BE THE FINAL SCORE I’M GOING TO BE UP BY 21.>>THIS IS MY DUDE CHAMBERS DUDE MY ROOMMATE.>>WHAT’S GOING ON —
>>FROM CAMP.>>THIS IS MY GUY, MAN. I WANT TO GIVE HIM A SHOUTOUT,
MAN. THIS MAN CAM CHAMBERS HE’S PUT IN THAT WORK AND GOT TO
GO CRAZY TOMORROW WE GOT THE COOL ROOM. OVER THERE IS ALL THAT HECTIC STUFF. THIS WHERE YOU COME LAY CHILL. WATCH FILM THIS IS HOW WE LIVE.>>WHEN WE GOT GUYS LIKE THIS, I’M REALLY COOL WITH CAM AND THE RECEIVERS, THEY BROUGHT ME ALONG.
IT’S NOT TOO HARD ONCE YOU GET INTO THE GROOVE OF THINGS.>>WATCH KYRIE. OH! OH! WATCH KYRIE.>>IT’S 49-44. I’M ABOUT TO OPEN THIS STUFF UP 5 POINTS IS NOTHING. 5 POINTS IS NOTHING. HEY, LOOK. NOW I’M GETTING THE CALL. YKNOW WHAT I’M SAYING. EVERYONE WANT TO PLAY THE CHAMP FIFA CALLED NOW. WHAT WE DOING?>>WE’RE PLAYIN FIFA BRUH I’M ON THE WAY RIGHT NOW, BRO.>>FIFA CALLED. DUTY CALLS. WHEN YOU’RE THE CHAMP EVERYBODY
WANTS TO PLAY AGAINST YOU. NOBODY WANT TO HEAR YOU TALK. GOOD NIGHT. WITH CAMP COMING TO A CLOSE AND
BOWLING GREEN LOOMING IN THE NOT SO FAR DISTANCE, THE SPARTANS
CAN FEEL THE EXCITEMENT. OVER THE PAST 4 WEEKS THEY TOOK
ON THE CHALLENGE OF REDEFINING SUCCESS AND LEARNING WHAT IT
TAKES TO GET THERE. THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS MANY
LEADERS EMERGED BUT TWO STOOD ABOVE THE REST AND HAVE BEEN
CHOSEN TO LEAD THE TEAM.>>TWO GUYS WITHT THE HIGHEST AMOUNT OF VOTES. THERE’S TWO GUYS, THERE’S BRIAN ALLEN AND
CHRIS FREY BY FAR. YEAH, YOU KNOW IT’S A HUGE HONOR
JUST TO BE THOUGHT OF THAT BY YOUR TEAMMATES AND THEY PICK YOU
TO BE THE LEADER OF THE TEAM AND THEY WANT YOU TO LEAD THEM THIS
SATURDAY. IT’S HONOR TO HAVE THE BELIEF
FROM YOUR TEAMMATES ABOUT YOURSELF. BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT’S MORE
OF A BIGGER ROLE TO BE A BETTER LEADER AND HELPING THE TEAM TO
MOVE FORWARD IN A POSITIVE WAY.>>COMING TO CAMP AS A SENIOR, A
LOT OF GUYS LOOK UP TO YOU AND I TOOK IT UPON MYSELF THIS YEAR TO
REALLY FOCUS ON WATCHING FILM EVERY SINGLE DAY AND HONESTLY
LEARNING THINGS IN OUR DEFENSE THAT I HADN’T REALLY FOCUSED ON
IN THE PAST THAT I COMPLETELY KNEW OR DEFENSE NEXT TO ME, GUYS LIKE RILEY BULLOUGH OR DARIEN HARRIS THAT’S SOMETHING YOU NEED TO
FOCUS ON IS HELP THE FRESHMAN AND THE YOUNGER GUYS WHO ARE
PLAYING THIS YEAR THAT HAVEN’T BEEN IN THAT SITUATION BEFORE
THAT UNDERSTAND THAT. THEY FOCUS ON NOT JUST THEIR
PART OF THE DEFENSE BUT OVERALL UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASICS. YOU REALLY JUST GOTTA STICK ON THOSE YOUNG GUYS AND HELP THEM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN WITH THE MENTAL STUFF SO THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN
PRACTICE AND COME IN THIS FALL HOPEFULLY WIN GAMES. IT’S HARD COME IN AS A YOUNG GUY
AND BE SUCCESSFUL IN DOING THAT, SO AS OLD AN OLDER GUY, WE TRY
TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND AS WELL GOOD. BEAT THE BLOCKER WELL I THINK WHEN YOU COME IN TO FALL CAMP WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO BRING
EVERYBODY TOGETHER WITH A COMMON CAUSE. YOU WANT TO MAKE IT DIFFICULT SO
EVERYBODY HAS TO ENDURE SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT AND PROVE
THEMSELVES. ALLOW COMPETITION TO TAKE PLACE WE HAVE GOALS THROUGHOUT SUMMER
CAMP WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ACCOMPLISH. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER SO YOU GOT TO
CATCH PEOPLE UP IN TERMS OF KNOWING WHAT TO DO AND FOOTBALL
IS REALLY ABOUT REPETITION. CONSISTENCY AND REPETITION. YOU HAVE TO REP THE THINGS
YOU’LL DO OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND ALLOW THOSE TECHNIQUES
TO TAKE HOLD IN ANY PARTICULAR PLAY OR DEFENSE. AND THAT’S WHAT SUMMER CAMP DOES
FOR YOU. I THINK WE GREW AS A TEAM. WE HAD A LOT OF YOUNG GUYS THAT
HADN’T HAD VERY MUCH PLAYING TIME COMING INTO CAMP AND GUYS
STEPPED UP INTO ROLES THEY HADN’T BEEN IN BEFORE AND THEY
PUSHED TO HIGHER LEVELS AND GAINED A LOT OF KNOWLEDGE AND
LEARNED A LOT ON THE DEFENSE AS WELL AS THE OFFENSE.>>THERE IS A TRANSITION THAT
YOU GO THROUGH IN CAMP. WHAT’S EXCITING ABOUT THIS
FOOTBALL THING WE ARE YOUNG SO THERE IS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF
EXCITEMENT FOR GUYS WHO HAVE NEVER COME INTO SPARTAN STADIUM
AND STARTING FOR THEIR FIRST TIME OR PLAYING MORE
SIGNIFICANTLY EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE GAME EXPERIENCE. AND THERE’S A NEW SENSE OF
URGENCY. AND SOMETIMES YOU NEED THAT A
LITTLE BIT TO PRESS ON. OUR FOOTBALL TEAM WILL BE READY
AND WE’LL BE EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY ON
SATURDAY AND THAT’S HOW WE’RE TAKING ONE DAY AT A TIME. WE’RE GOING TO RUN THE BALL AND BE A PHYSICAL DEFENSE SO I’M EXCITED TO GET IN SPARTAN STADIUM WITH OUR TEAMMATES AND GIVE IT ALL WE GOT AND SHOW PEOPLE WHAT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYBODY, WELCOME TO ANOTHER SEASON OF MSU FOOTBALL VERY HAPPY TO BE AT SPARTAN
STADIUM ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND A SUN SPLASHED CROWD. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR
FOOTBALL. AND ANY DAY WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL
DAY FOR FOOTBALL JASON STRAYHORN FOR THE SPARTANS. MSU WON THE TOSS AND THEY WANT
THE FOOTBALL. HERE’S THE RUN-UP. AND THE BOOT ANOTHER SHOTGUN SNAP. LOOKS TO HIS LEFT. LOOKS TO HIS RIGHT. HE’LL TUCK IT IN AND RUN. HE’S AT MIDFIELD. GOT A FIRST DOWN AT CHANGE AT
THE BOWLING GREEN 44 YARD LINE. HE TAKES THE HANDOFF AND SCOOPED
UP BY BOWLING GREEN. IT’S DOWN AND IT IS UP AND IT IS
LONG ENOUGH AND IT IS GOOD. SO BOWLING GREEN STRIKES FIRST. BALL AT THE 7 YARD LINE OF
BOWLING GREEN. ONE STEP BACK IT’S TOUCHDOWN
MSU. PLAY FAKE UP THE MIDDLE AND
INCOMPLETE. NEARLY PICKED OFF. BUTLER MADE A NICE PLAY AND SET
UP CAREY WILLIS. STEWART TO THE RIGHT. FIRES OVER THE MIDDLE. GREAT MOVE AND INSIDE THE 5 YARD
LINE. STEWART FINALLY KNOCKED DOWN AT
THE BOWLING GREEN 2 YARD LINE. CAUGHT BY FELTON DAVIS IN THE
END ZONE. TOUCHDOWN MSU. AT THE HALF AT EAST LANSING. MICHIGAN STATE 14 AND BOWLING
GREEN 3. EARLY SECOND HALF HERE IN EAST
LANSING. NOTHING DOING. MICHIGAN STATE’S DEFENSE
STARTING TO RISE UP HERE. PLAY
FAKES AND THROWS TO HIS RIGHT AND IT IS INCOMPLETE. HE HAS SCOTT TO HIS RIGHT IN THE
SHOTGUN AND PLAY FAKES TO SCOTT. THROWS RIGHT SIDE AND CATCHES
MADE BY CHAMBERS. DOWN TO THE 22 YARD LINE. ONE HAND GRAB IS MADE BY DAVID. WHAT A CATCH. PICKED IT OFF IN THE END ZONE
FOR A SPARTAN SCORE. COMES UP WITH THE ONE HANDED
GRAB. STEPPED BACK TO THE GOAL LINE. HE IS IN. BACK NEAR THE GOAL LINE. SHOTGUN SNAP TO BRIAN. HE’LL TUCK IT AND RUN TO THE 40
AND DIVES TO THE 35 AND FIRST DOWN AT THE 33 OF BOWLING GREEN. THE SNAP AND THROWS ON THE RUN
AND CAUGHT AT THE 5. HE PLANTS THE FOOT AND GETS TO
THE GOAL LINE. HE’S INTO THE END ZONE. TOUCHDOWN MSU. PICKED OFF AS HE GOES INSIDE. TYSON SMITH IN THE 5 TO THE END
ZONE. TOUCHDOWN MSU. MICHIGAN STATE 35, BOWLING GREEN
10. HAD A GOOD GAME TODAY. STARTED OFF SHAKY BUT ENDED UP DOING GOOD THINGS GETTING SOME CONNECTIONS WITH OUR QUARTERBACK DEFENSE LOOKING GOOD. NEXT WEEK WESTERN ON THE CLOCK JUST COME OUT AND GIVE IT OUR ALL. GREATEST EFFORT ON THE GAME WHEN YOU CAN LIMIT A TEAM TO AROUND 200 YARDS, GOOD THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN GET OFF THE FIELD ON THIRD DOWN I THOUGHT WE PLAYED THE BALL
DOWN THE FIELD WELL. SO HEY WE’RE ONE AND OH, GO FROM THERE AND WESTERN MICHIGAN IS UP NEXT AND
WE’LL LOOK FOR IMPROVEMENT. BUT HAPPY WITH THE WAY OUR GUYS
PLAYED AND THE TOUGHNESS THEY DISPLAYED AND THE WALK AND
EXCITEMENT AND ENTHUSIASM AND THAT’S WHERE WE’RE AT.

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