So, who’s more inept – Kiehl Frazier or his coaches?
MSU coaches said the defense was able to take Frazier, who had 18 yards passing in the first three quarters, out of comfort zone because of the “trickle down effect,” which allowed the linebackers to let the rest of the defense know what was coming as Frazier shouted signals.
“It makes our job as coaches so much easier when (MSU senior linebacker) Cam Lawrence is signaling over his head every time they were calling a pass,” MSU co-defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Geoff Collins said Monday.
Lawrence and sophomore Matt Wells figured out the Tigers’ play calls, which enabled the MSU secondary to know how many players it needed at the line of scrimmage by the end of the first quarter.
That, um, sounds like a problem. Especially when you’ve got a green quarterback who doesn’t have the responsibility of being able to check out of plays that his coaches have telegraphed to the other team’s players.
I’m sure Chizik’s jumping right on that sucker this week. Good thing he’s got a Sun Belt team coming in to give him the opportunity to work the kinks out. Oh… wait a minute.