Joe Moorhead asked about Garrett Shrader's crazy helicopter run
Four days later, everyone is still talking about Garrett Shrader’s fourth-down run against Kansas State.
The Bulldogs quarterback was determined to give it his all to try to get to the first-down line in the fourth quarter against KSU. About five yards away, Sharder leaped and was hit by two Wildcats defender, causing him to spin 360 degrees in the air.
The widely shared video has inspired from hilarious edits, such as this one:
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— _33 (@33KSU) September 15, 2019
On the weekly SEC media teleconference, MSU coach Joe Moorhead was asked about the play. In the future, he would prefer Shrader get the Bulldogs a new set of downs a different way, but he appreciated the effort.
“He was a like a helicopter,” Moorhead remarked.
“On fourth down with that many yards to go, you’d like to see him find a wide receiver and give him a shot down the field, that being said, it speaks to his competitiveness and something his teammates have taken notice,” Moorhead added.
The second-year MSU coached touched on other topics in his season with media members:
- On Nick Gibson: he was limited Sunday and yesterday, he should be available today and ready to go for the game
- On recruiting Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden and speaking to him after last year’s matchup: I don’t remember many of the particulars but you get to know people in recruiting… but I wanted to let him know he had a great game and I wanted to congratulate him.
- On expectations for MSU’s defense: I don’t think it’s a statistical barometer but you just want to see a steady climb… We lost some key players, replacing them with guys that have been here but not necessarily played a lot, but you want to see gains every week, particularly into SEC play.
- On what he likes from their play thus far: I like the interior defensive line and the way some of the freshmen on the backend are playing.
- On studying tape of Kentucky QBs Terry Wilson and Sawyer Smith: When you compare both guys, both make plays with their feet and arms. Wilson was more of a playmaker with his legs. Smith is more of a passer that can run than a runner than can pass.
- On facing UK’s defense: The challenge is the three interior guys are 300, 350-plus pounds. Paschal the OLB and the two ILBs are active. They do a real good job of clogging up the middle.