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Bad To Worse: Brian Lewerke Breaks His Leg
October 30th, 2016 by Jeffrey Lubeck

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In the theater arts the phrase “break a leg” is actually meant to be a wish for “good luck” to the recipient.  Evidently Brian Lewerke did not get the message and actually broke his leg during the game against the University of Michigan – just when you thought things could not get worse for the Spartans.

The history behind break a leg [here].

So… What is next?


18 Responses  
  • Jeffrey Lubeck writes:
    October 30th, 20169:04 pmat

    Hey Cubs…break-a-leg!

    • Kindle writes:
      October 30th, 201610:22 pmat

      So Peppers broke BL’s leg? (Did anyone else notice Brian Lewerke’s initials?)

      • Jeffrey Lubeck writes:
        October 30th, 201610:26 pmat

        Did not think about it until now. Luckily BL will not need surgery. However I Believe’s prognostication that BL will be the starting QB for MSU at the end of the season will not prove true,

        • USMC Retired writes:
          October 31st, 20166:24 amat

          And you say that that it’s a good thin.

          Thanks for getting the ‘order back’ to normal – old folks don’t like change

    • Kindle writes:
      October 31st, 201611:02 pmat

      By the way Jeff,
      Thanks for the history of “break-a-leg.” I had subscribed to the “Lincoln Theory”
      and find that I have been wrong.

      • USMC Retired writes:
        November 1st, 20164:46 amat

        I too remember that one and am glad to have it rebuffed. It’s too close to asking Mary Todd haw she like the play.

  • Kindle writes:
    October 30th, 201610:07 pmat

    Thanks Jeff..it was time for a new post.

    Cubs win 3-2 and force game 6.

  • Kindle writes:
    October 31st, 20168:09 amat

    Chris Vannini ‏@ChrisVannini
    MSU reached the red zone 6 times against Michigan. U-M had allowed 6 trips all year entering the game.

    Chris Vannini ‏@ChrisVannini
    One last criticism of the MSU game: Calling an option play with TOC on the 2-pt when TOC has a bum foot and was limping around.

    PFF College Football Verified account ‏@PFF_College
    On play action passes, Michigan State QB Tyler O’Connor has a 153.2 passer rating, best in college football. Without play action: 59.2 rtng

    Adam Caplan ‏@caplannfl 13h13 hours ago
    #Redskins QB Kirk Cousins now has 15 career games with at least 300 passing yards, tying HOF QB Sonny Jurgensen with most in team history.

  • 79 Spartan writes:
    October 31st, 201611:56 amat

    When it rains it pours… Jeesh.

  • Kindle writes:
    October 31st, 20165:25 pmat

    Chris Solari ‏@chrissolari 9h9 hours ago
    Michigan State criticized, but Mark Dantonio says LB Chris Frey wasn’t concussed in hit vs. Michigan

    Chris Frey Jr ‏@Cfrey_23
    What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger☠️ I’m still standing. I’m going no where.

    Chris Frey Sr. ‏@bigcfrey
    Instead of asking questions about our MSU Training Staff. Why don’t you start asking the BIG about a targeting review that they skipped.

  • JerseyJohn writes:
    October 31st, 20165:46 pmat

    the only concern I have for the rest of the season is keeping the redshirt on deWeaver. under no circumstances whatsoever should that kid be thrown into this cauldron.

    • Kindle writes:
      October 31st, 20167:14 pmat

      Have to agree with that. Was very surprised to hear MD mention that as a possibility. Removing his redshirt would, however, be yet another questionable decision for this coaching staff.

  • Kindle writes:
    October 31st, 201611:09 pmat

    Matt Hoeppner has done it again. His latest assessment was published late on 10-31-16

    Matt Hoeppner ‏@matthoeppner
    I gotta call it like I see it, and what I saw Saturday was a complete failure by the #MSU coaches.

    Michigan State Football: The coaches failed on Saturday (Dantonio included)
    October 31, 2016 by Matt Hoeppner

    Link here:
    http://isportsweb.com/2016/10/31/michigan-state-football-coaches-failed-saturday-dantonio-included/

    • Kindle writes:
      October 31st, 201611:22 pmat

      Liked this comment by a reader of Hoeppner’s column:
      Robert Alpiner • 3 hours ago
      I like your point by point analysis. Do not want teflon-coated coaches who escape accountability. The stadium and the tv money is not based on academic performance.
      If the coaches are not having trouble sleeping at night, something is wrong.
      Keep up your analysis. It took 50 years for MSU to regain prominence; I do not have another 50 years for a repeat to prominence. Thanks.

  • Ghost Of Biggie writes:
    November 1st, 20169:40 amat

    Was going to make a comment Sat after returning to the north lands but just couldn’t get it going. The one take away was that the team still has life in it. I saw something in the effort that I hadn’t seen before. A team that scratched and clawed all the way. That and experience is what made the difference last year. Unfortunately the effort came from a collection of defenders with little experience. Tyrique Thompson looked good. Grayson Miller was more than competent at safety. The youngsters talent and enthusiasm almost made the day. The offensive line for the most part manhandled. UM on run plays. If they learn to pass protect the offense will be OK in whoever is the QB next year. Unfortunately the same mistakes and issues of execution and curious coaching decisions offset the resurrected effort. As stated in the article the off season and next year’s edition will be faced with MSU in the more familiar role of having to prove itself again as a high level program. That’s what losing streaks cause. Don’t be surprised if the Spartans add to their ten year victory total against UM next year. The UM defense of this year graduates and departs early to the NFL. I would also be surprised if the Harbro era lasts more than another year or two. Then they are faced with thecsame problem they had before him. There is no question the coaching staff has had a bad year as measured by their players performances and their decisions including MD. BL was their best QB option from the get go this season no matter what his experience shortcomings. That decision falls on Coach D. TOC and DT do not have IT. BL does. The real reason TOC and DT did not transfer is that their only options were lower divisions or programs where they also would not see the field. It is also clear the co-coordinator of everything does not work. Last year it was covered up by experienced players. It is also clear they do not have the necessary fire in the belly. That left with PN. A telling item on this is the report that MD lit into his team for the first time this year at half time. Apparently he has been waiting for one of his Co-D coordinators to do it. If he enrolls early there will be one heckuva QB competition between Lewerke, DeWeaver, and Lombardi. At this point Lewerke has the inside track but I wouldn’t count out Lombardi. Wrestling champions are notorious for thei scrappiness. Terry should not be part of that competition. He is an athlete with no position. He probably should have been groomed much earlier as. Keshawn Martin type receiver and returner. Perhaps he is too slow for that. Meanwhile continue to hope the youngsters’ enthusiasm does not wane as the rest of this disappointing season plays out.

    • Ghost Of Biggie writes:
      November 1st, 20169:44 amat

      The Spartans destroyed my planned comment based on pre game knowledge.

      “It’s quarter to three. There’s no one in the stadium but Wolverines and me.”

      And

      “Where have gone Joe Rexrode?
      Spartans need you more than you will know.”

    • 89 Chemistry writes:
      November 1st, 201612:31 pmat

      Miller has been injured; great to see Morrissey and him play v. the Gulos.

      Compared to what the Gulos had done to other B1G teams, they were ineffective in pass rushes v. the Spartans. We will see if that translates to a better November for the MSU O-line.

      Appalling and alarming, if true, about the halftime complacency of the coaches!

      Fun fact: The Terps’ QB was a wrestler.

  • 79 Spartan writes:
    November 1st, 201610:17 amat

    Hoeppner didn’t mention it, and I didn’t bother to re-watch the game – again – as has been the case this year, but I don’t remember a single play-action pass. I think Hondo pointed that out, which is why I didn’t review the DVR.


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