September 1, 2012

Defensive Notebook: 'We are on the right track'

EAST LANSING - Aside from a handful of tricks, the plays Boise State ran on offense were nothing that Michigan State defenders had not prepared for.

"We saw just about everything they did in two weeks of film study," said junior safety Jairus Jones. "We saw all of last season, so we were ready for them."

One of the biggest obstacles faced by Spartan defenders, ironically, may have been the decibel level in Spartan Stadium.

"It was loud, more than anything," said junior linebacker Max Bullough. "We knew what we were doing. We never had many miscues where we called the wrong thing. It was mostly because it was loud. We are not used to that. When you practice it is easy. You just say it like this and you here it. We needed to get on the same page and have everybody communicating."

Junior linebacker Denicos Allen couldn't hear a lot of what Bullough said during the game.

"He did a good job for how loud it was, I couldn't really hear him," said Allen. "I had to rely on my knowledge of the game to line up and get other people lined up. But I think he did a real good job of getting the whole defense lined up. He's a great vocal leader."

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