Treadwell Happy With Offense

Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell was happy with how the Spartans offense performed against Western Michigan.

For Don Treadwell the performance of freshman running back Le'Veon Bell has become a pleasant surprise. With Larry Caper out with an injury, the true freshman running back from Reynoldsburg (Ohio) Groveport Madison showed the work he done in the spring and in camp was well worth it.

"Le'Veon Bell, I believe rushed for over a hundred yards. He has been a pleasant surprise as far back as in the spring. He enrolled early last spring, and immediately got the attention of the coaches, as well as his teammates, with just his natural ability."

While other may have questioned his ability coming out of high school, Treadwell knows the sky is the limit for the young back.

"He has great vision for a running back, and excellent feet for a guy his size. We are very excited by him, and we thing the sky is the limit as we keep moving forward."

As for a concern about having too many backs to keep happy, Treadwell knows you can never have enough in the college game.

"You want to have that at running back because there is a lot of wear and tear in the Big Ten with the amount of game we play. We certainly want to be precautionary with him (Caper) and obviously with the job Edwin Baker and Le'Veon Bell did today, that was a positive for us. We welcome the opportunity to have some backs that are very capable of moving the ball and moving the team with the the ball in their hands."

Overall, Treadwell came away happy with how things went against the Broncos.

"One of the things going into the season, let alone the opponent today, was certainly the emphasis of running the football. Certainly that was a positive and that's always what you're looking for first. For us to be effective, we always work to be balanced and that gives us a chance to open up some other avenues, which they did today-whether it be play action and those type of things in the passing game."

The Spartans offense has somethings to work on after their victory, but with two backs going for over a hundred yards on the same day, Don Treadwell knows good things are in store for the Spartans.


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