6 days ago

Four former Michigan State Spartans – Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, Titans right tackle Jack Conklin, Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer and Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes – are preparing to play in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs this weekend (Jan. 13-14).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

6 days ago

Michigan State’s linebackers were expected to be a strength of the defense. Turns out that Joe Bachie made them even better. The sophomore took over at middle linebacker and flashed his speed and tenacity while directing a defense that improved dramatically in a year. The Spartans became the nation’s second-best defense against the run and improved their sack total by 17 from 2016.

Source: Detroit Free Press

6 days ago

Michigan State football will host a pair of senior year recruits on official visits this weekend. Attrition has opened up a couple of scholarship spots for MSU. The staff would like to address the defensive line and wide receiver positions in the class of 2018.

Source: Detroit Free Press

7 days ago

Five DB’s headline the 2018 class including four-star cornerback Kalon Gervin, four-star athlete Xavier Henderson, three-star corners Davion Williams and Christian Jackson, and three-star safety Michael Dowell. This quintuplet is the anchor that has the potential to drive this entire class to the next level.

Source: Impact Sports

7 days ago

After handing out final grades for Michigan State’s offense on Thursday, it’s time for a report card for the defense and special teams. Here are grades by position group, with select individual grades, for the 2017 season

Source: MLive.com

7 days ago

1 week ago

It couldn’t be Michigan-Michigan State weekend without a large haul of recruits on campus. Unfortunately for basketball fans, they will get only one of those weekends this season. The Wolverines and Spartans face off in men’s basketball for the only time on Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. And when they do, football coach Mark Dantonio will be taking full advantage.

Source: Land of 10

1 week ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch is joined by digital sports producer Phil Friend to discuss Michigan State’s close call against Rutgers, preview Saturday’s game vs. Michigan, discuss Hunter Rison’s departure and the departure of another football staff member.

1 week ago

The three-time Pro Bowl selection and impending free agent said he would consider sitting out next season or even retiring if given no other option besides playing on the franchise tag again this season. “I hope it doesn’t come to that, but I would definitely consider it,” Bell said Thursday, according to ESPN.

Source: USA Today

1 week ago

Michigan State will have a group of football visitors on campus for Saturday’s basketball game against Michigan. The vast majority of those prospects will be underclassmen, but there will be two seniors among them, Bolingbrook (Ill.) defensive tackle Dashaun Mallory and Las Vegas Bishop Gorman’s Jalen Nailor, two targets remaining in a small pool of class of 2018 recruits.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Bullough (6-3, 258) from Michigan State product, will officially enter his fourth NFL season in 2018. An undrafted free agent signing by Houston Texans in 2014, he’s played 30 games (four starts), amassing 35 tackles and three tackles for loss. He also appeared in the Texans’ 2015 AFC Wild Card matchup against the Chiefs.

Source: Orange and Brown Report

1 week ago

Perhaps the biggest question with Michigan State’s defense coming out of 2016 was if the Spartans could improve their putrid pass rush. And that was before the dismissals of two former 4-star recruits at defensive end.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

It was by far the youngest offensive line Michigan State put on the field in Mark Dantonio’s 11 seasons. At times, it showed. And at times, so did the raw talent along it.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

The 2017 season may have just ended, but it’s never too early to speculate on the future, especially when recruiting is involved. 20 high school seniors officially committed to Michigan State during 2018’s early signing period. According to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings, this group ranks No. 25 in the nation.

Source: Impact Sports

1 week ago

After grading Michigan State following each game this season, it’s time for an overall evaluation. I’ll start with position-by-position grades for the offense today, along with select individuals, and then get to the defense and special teams on Friday:

Source: MLive.com

1 week ago

Mark Dantonio is reportedly losing another assistant, this time defensive ends coach Mark Snyder. Snyder will leave Michigan State’s football program to join Harlon Barnett at Florida State as defensive ends coach, according to a report from James Coleman, a former Florida State football player-turned-reporter for the website Gridiron News.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

In the moments after his impressive Holiday Bowl performance in a win over Washington State, LJ Scott delivered the news his coaches already knew.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

A seven-win improvement is one reason for the optimism as well as the fact the Spartans knocked off ranked opponents like Penn State, Michigan and Washington State along the way. But the biggest reason there is belief Michigan State will push to get back to the Big Ten Championship game is the fact it loses just one starter on offense and two on defense.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

The guys discuss some leftovers from the Holiday Bowl, break down the season and talk coaching changes in the last Press Quarters Podcast of football season.

1 week ago

Mark Snyder, Michigan State’s defensive ends coach and special teams coordinator, is in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday meeting with first-year Florida State head coach Willie Taggart, according to a report from 247Sports’ Josh Newberg. The report suggests Snyder is nearing the completion of a deal to become the Seminoles’ new defensive ends coach.

Source: MLive.com

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