I skipped out on this last week, due to my workload at week’s end. Not a ton to shake out of the ol’ notebook this morning, but here’s what I’ve got.
• MSU coach Dan Mullen, on stopping Georgia Tech’s spread option offense: “We’ve got our plan in. I think we have a really good plan. You just have to execute it, and you have to be really sound against them. They make a living on getting you out of position or having one guy have a missed assignment. You have one guy on a missed assignment, it results in a big play.”
• MSU defensive coordinator Carl Torbush, on Tech coach Paul Johnson: “He’ll keep picking at you and plugging at you until he finds something that’s working, and they’ll work on it.”
• MSU center J.C. Brignone, on RG Tobias Smith (ankle), who could see his first action of the year Saturday: “I think he’s starting to work his way in a lot faster now. He’s starting to get a lot better, starting to move around in practice more. So I think we’re going to start seeing him play a little more.”
• State LB Jamar Chaney, on Tech running for 438 yards on the Bulldogs last year: “The d-linemen were lined up two yards off the ball trying to read it, and that didn’t work at all. So that ain’t what we’re going to do this year.”
• State QB Tyson Lee, on throwing downfield last week: “We knew that we were going to get some man-to-man matchups, and we knew that we had to find a way to get the ball downfield on first down especially, create second-and-short, or just to create big plays. We were able to do that a couple of times, but not enough.”