Michigan State plans to use QB Damion Terry to simulate Oregon’s Marcus Mariota

Damion Terry (6’3″, 224) and Marcus Mariota (6’4″, 219) are roughly the same size and possess a similar skill set, so it would only make sense for Michigan State to use Terry as a Mariota-clone during drills leading up to Saturday’s clash with Oregon in NikeVille, USA. 

And it’s going to happen, says coach Mark Dantonio. 

“We’ll use Damion a little bit on scout team and probably Tyler (O’Connor), as well, when the other one is getting reps, but we’re not going to have people standing around,” Dantonio said, per MLive.com’s Kyle Austin. “There’s certain periods that we’ll do certain things and add people to the mix to help simulate. We’ve always done that, and we always will.”

The No. 7-ranked Spartans trounced Jacksonville State, 45-7, in Week 1. The No. 3-ranked Ducks romped South Dakota, 62-13. 

They meet Saturday at Autzen. 

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