Gholston gets the hook for Wisky game The Enlightened Spartan: Gholston gets the hook for Wisky game

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gholston gets the hook for Wisky game

Spartan DE William Gholston, who has become a big-time playmaker in his second season with the Green and White, will be suspended for the Wisconsin game.

As noted by Rittenberg at ESPN, Gholston received the suspension for punching Michigan offensive lineman Taylor Lewan following the final play of the third quarter of the Spartans' 28-14 win. It was one of two personal fouls he had in the game.  The Big Ten rulebook prohibits "striking or attempting to strike or otherwise physically abusing an official, opposing coach, spectator or athlete."  Brady Hoke didn't mind that much, obviously.

The ES didn't see it at the game,  but after witnessing it on television, I figured he'd be suspended.  Nevermind the fact that big #77 of scUM pushed his head into the ground, but slugging someone in the Adam's apple ain't the best advice on how to handle it.

What does this mean? Drenzel Drone will take place of Gholston... and MSU is very deep and athletic along the defensive front (did I ever think I'd write that in my lifetime?), but are they athletic enough?  We shall find out.  This defense has a swagger about them that is reminiscent of the 1988 Rose Bowl team.  Just plain mean. Take it out on the hated Badgers on Saturday, is all I say.