3 days ago

The biggest play of Super Bowl LIII was made possible by Patriots backup QB Brian Hoyer. The play was actually made by Stephon Gilmore, who corralled a duck from Jared Goff for an interception that all but wrapped up a 13-3 win for the Patriots. But, if not for Hoyer, New England defensive coordinator Brian Flores may have never called the blitz that forced Goff to just throw it up for grabs and Gilmore may have never used the technique that helped him make the play.

Source: USA Today

3 days ago

It is no secret Michigan State’s 2019 football recruiting class is loaded with talent on the offensive and defensive line. Here’s a look at five prospects in MSU’s 2019 recruiting class who should be considered dark horses for early playing time in the fall.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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4 days ago

Josiah Scott hadn’t played a single snap of college football. That didn’t stop Mark Dantonio from heaping lofty praise on the true freshman cornerback. “He’s probably got a lot of the same type of mental makeup that Darqueze Dennard had,” Dantonio said in fall camp before the start of the 2017 season. “He’s very mature, he’s going to work extremely hard and he’s very sure of himself and confident. He has a skill set like that.”

Source: MLive.com

4 days ago

Former Michigan State football punter William Przystup is planning to transfer within the Big Ten. The true freshman walk-on announced via Twitter on Monday that he will enroll at Nebraska after serving as the Spartans’ fourth full-time punter this season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

The Spartans do not have a single commitment in the 2020 class, but there are a number of prospects they have been in contact with and continue to build strong relationships with as prospects begin to narrow down their college choices. Here is a look at five of the biggest names in the 2020 class whom MSU is recruiting and has a chance at landing

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1 week ago

After an impressive 2017 season as a first-year starter, Bachie was even better in 2018. He was the top linebacker and a leader of a defense that was among the best in the nation and he’s coming back for one more season with the Spartans.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Kurtis Drummond is still pursuing another opportunity to play in the NFL. He hopes his newest move gets him a step closer to that goal. Currently, Drummond is settling in with the San Antonio Commanders of the newly formed Alliance of American Football, the newest professional league in the United States, which begins its inaugural season on Saturday. The league’s first game will air at 8 p.m. Saturday night on CBS between San Diego and San Antonio and will feature the former MSU standout in the Commanders’ secondary.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 week ago

Michigan State could have four representatives in Indianapolis next month for the NFL Combine. The league announced Justin Layne, LJ Scott, Khari Willis, and Felton Davis III all received invites to participate in the scouting event at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 week ago

The Spartans are coming off a disappointing 7-6 season when one of the top defenses in the nation couldn’t make up for an offense that rated among the worst in the nation at scoring points. A shuffling of the coaching staff followed in the offseason in an effort to rekindle the program and return Michigan State to contending status in the Big Ten East. Here’s a look at five players who could help the Spartans do that by taking on more significant roles in 2019.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Michigan State football’s focus for 2019 was to rebuild its offensive and defensive lines. But with its 2020 class, the Spartans’ goal will be to add more speed at the skill positions to complement that size in the trenches.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

Before he was named the Big Ten’s top defensive lineman and earned All-American honors, Kenny Willekes was an unknown. Two years ago, he was still a walk-on at Michigan State, racking up tuition bills like nearly every other student on campus.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Allen Trieu of 247Sports, who covers recruiting for The Detroit News, breaks down the players in Michigan State’s 2019 football recruiting class (stars are according to the 247Sports composite).

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Barring any unexpected late additions, Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class is set. The Spartans signed 19 scholarship players, with 18 coming during the early signing period in December while receiver Tre’Von Morgan was the lone addition expected Wednesday on the traditional signing day.

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Mark Dantonio announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Tre’Von Morgan (6-6, 218, Massillon, Ohio/Massillon Washington High School) has signed a National Letter of Intent with the Spartans and will join the team for the 2019 season.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 week ago

Tre’Von Morgan is expected to send in his letter of intent after committing in early January. “He really came on strong as a senior,” said Allen Trieu, Midwest recruiting analyst for 247Sports.com. “He was a good prospect as a junior, but I think he became a great prospect as a senior and that’s why you saw several Power Five schools, including Michigan State, pull the trigger during the fall.”

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

With four starters and seven total letter winners returning on the offensive line, there was experience and some depth. The group was expected to build on the previous season and show growth in 2018.

Source: MLive.com

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2 weeks ago

The 2018-2019 NFL season has officially ended, which means all eyes are on the upcoming Draft in April. The Michigan State Spartans own the third-longest draft streak in all of college football by having at least one player selected to the pros in each of the last 78 years.

Source: The Only Colors

2 weeks ago

Tight end was a featured position in Michigan State’s offense the first decade of coach Mark Dantonio’s tenure. Then, the production dropped sharply. Josiah Price, one of the top tight ends in program history, and Jamal Lyles both departed after the 2016 season and there was a notable difference.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Josh Priebe attended Michigan State’s Spartan Elite Camp last June and the Edwardsburg (Mich.) junior offensive tackle caught the attention of the coaches. They evaluated him throughout his junior season, and after it was over, offered him a scholarship. Priebe (6-5, 275 pounds) returns to East Lansing on Saturday for Junior Day.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Former Michigan State Spartans Brian Allen and Brian Hoyer are preparing for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is being televised on CBS.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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