Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph met with reporters after practice Wednesday and among the subjects he addressed was play-calling. He indicated that head coach Paul Chryst, who spent the past seven seasons as the offensive coordinator at the University of Wisconsin, would be doing most of the play-calling.Rudolph is entering his first season as a coordinator.
“I imagine he’ll jump in there and get rolling,” Rudolph said. “I think we’re taking an approach where guys have areas of responsibility and we’re going to have a good plan going in and have a good idea from a preparation standpoint of what we’re calling in what situations.”
Here is Rudolph on some other subjects:
On QB Tino Sunseri: ““He’s been putting the time in,” Rudolph said. “He’s been working his tail off. I like his approach to it. I think he’s trying to get every last detail down. There’s a lot that he does well. I think he’s more than talented enough. I think it’s more about making great decisions in the heat of them moment. That’s why you keep grinding at those details and try to put him in as many of those situations as possible.”
On Youngstown State: “They’re a tough group. They battled their tails off last year. They played big opponents and battled them late. Michigan State, they did that. That’s the thing that comes across to me. No question, we better be prepared to see their best shot.”
(Michigan State beat YSU, 28-6)
On the competition at running back with Ray Graham, Isaac Bennett and Rushel Shell: “They’ll be fighting their tails for [carries]. Guys who are on a roll will stay out there and keep going. That’s great. When you have competition, you can’t ask for more than that.”