3 days ago

Mel Tucker has a new item to address on his offseason checklist. The Michigan State coach coming off his first season leading the program needs to find a replacement for safeties coach Mike Tressel. Tucker on Thursday confirmed previous reports that Tressel is being hired as Cincinnati’s new defensive coordinator as one change he has to make in his staff of assistants.

Source: mlive.com

3 days ago

It still may be another nine months until we see Michigan State Football take the field, but that just means we have plenty of time to speculate on the depth chart. Some positions already have clear cut starters, while others may not be decided until game day. But, nonetheless, we have decided to take a stab at who we think will be the starters for the opening game of the 2021 season.

Source: Spartans Wire

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3 days ago

“We’ve got one position to fill,” Tucker said on Thursday afternoon during the “AD Lunch Series” virtual broadcast with Michigan State athletic director Bill Beekman. “As you know, Mike Tressel moved on to the University of Cincinnati as a defensive coordinator. So, we’re looking to hire a defensive backs coach to either coach corners or safeties. We’ll probably have that wrapped up by this weekend.”

Source: mlive.com

3 days ago

Matt Allen will remain a member of the Spartans for another season. The Michigan State center will return for the 2021 season and his sixth year with the program, coach Mel Tucker said on Thursday afternoon. Although Allen has already been with the team for five years and played in four, the NCAA in August granted all fall sports athletes an additional season of eligibility due to COVID-19.

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5 days ago

The Spartans landed a pair of running back transfers in Wake Forest’s Kenneth Walker III and Auburn’s Harold Joiner. Walker arrived on campus this weekend and is enrolled in classes while the addition of Joiner is not yet official. Michigan State also signed Davion Primm, a three-star prospect from Oak Park High School, to its 2021 recruiting class. As it stands now, the Spartans are set to have eight scholarship running backs on the roster in 2021. That’s a lot.

Source:  mlive.com

5 days ago

The Michigan State football program welcomed several midyear enrollees for the 2021 spring semester this week. The enrollees include four freshmen who signed their National Letters of Intent in December: tight end Kameron Allen, offensive lineman Ethan Boyd, quarterback Hamp Fay and safety Michael Gravely Jr.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

6 days ago

Mel Tucker appears to be about to lose his first assistant coach — one of the key bridges from the Mark Dantonio era. Mike Tressel, a former Michigan State football defensive coordinator who coached safeties this season in Tucker’s first year, reportedly will become the new defensive coordinator at Cincinnati, Yahoo! Sports reported on Monday. A message with MSU was not immediately returned.

Source: Detroit Free Press

7 days ago

New faces are starting to arrive in the Michigan State football program. On Sunday, the Spartans welcomed early enrollees in the 2021 recruiting class as well as a handful of transfers.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

Mel Tucker promised to search everywhere to change Michigan State football’s roster. He landed another transfer from the NCAA transfer portal — the Spartans’ first from a Division II school. A team spokesman confirmed defensive back Kendall Brooks is enrolled at MSU for the spring semester and on scholarship after the native of Swansea, South Carolina, left North Greenville University.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 week ago

January is here and Mel Tucker has just completed his first season as the head man of the Michigan State football program. With the end of the season here it also means the conclusion of the 2021 recruiting class is soon to come, Tucker’s first in East Lansing.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

Ryan Daugherty stormed out of the tunnel into Spartan Stadium’s Kentucky bluegrass field like he had so many times before. The rumble of footsteps so familiar to him, his blood was pumping. It was game day. In a year where he thought it might not happen, Daugherty, a student equipment manager with MSU football, was back in the place he had come to love.

Source: he State News

2 weeks ago

Near the middle of his first season as Michigan State’s head coach, Mel Tucker indicated some of his players would be seeking a transfer out of the program. We’ve seen that. Later, Tucker explicitly said he planned to actively work the transfer portal to bring new talent into the program. We’ve seen that, too.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

Matt Coghlin is coming back to Michigan State football. Again. The kicker announced via Twitter on Wednesday he plans to take advantage of the extra year of eligibility and return for his sixth season in East Lansing. He joins fellow fifth-year senior defensive end Drew Beesley in confirming he will use the bonus year, while defensive end Jacub Panasiuk also is expected to return this fall for his fifth season.

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Kameron Allen was busy packing suitcases on Tuesday. And for good reason. The three-star tight end from North Forney High School in Texas signed in December with Michigan State’s 2021 recruiting class and anticipated joining the program in the summer. Then Allen got the official word on Sunday the Spartans had a spot for him as a mid-year addition and he announced it Tuesday. So he’s now just days away from arriving in East Lansing.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Seeing Alabama and Ohio State trade touchdown after touchdown in the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night felt like watching an entirely different sport from what Michigan State football has been playing the past few years. What led to the demise of Mark Dantonio’s legendary tenure will be perhaps the biggest challenge for Mel Tucker in his second year as head coach. Finding the end zone.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State linebacker Antjuan Simmons has been invited to a second all-star game that won’t be played. Simmons on Monday received an invitation from the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl after previously being selected for the East-West Shrine Bowl. Neither event is holding an actual game this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

He’s at the top of his profession today, but 25-plus years ago, he was on his second stint — yes, second — at Michigan State, this time as a up-and-coming head coach. He was DB/DC from 1983-87 under MSU great George Perles. From 1995-99, Saban — who took over for his mentor — was the head coach of the Spartans. Then, before the 2000 Citrus Bowl, he abruptly bolted for bayou-life at LSU.

Source:Saturday Tradition

2 weeks ago

Michigan State football’s exodus via the transfer portal continued Friday when wide receiver Javez Alexander’s name showed up. The redshirt sophomore from Sandusky, Ohio, is the 15th MSU player to enter the transfer portal since the start of November. Alexander appeared in one game during his time with the Spartans, the 2019 game against Western Michigan.

Source: 247Sports

2 weeks ago

Michigan State redshirt junior cornerback Shakur Brown has been named to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Thursday night. The nation’s oldest All-America squad, dating back to 1889, was revealed during The Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards Show.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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