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Michigan State has reached beyond the Midwest to add another offensive lineman to its 2022 recruiting class. Offensive tackle Braden Miller of Eaglecrest (Colo.) announced on Wednesday his commitment to the Spartans. The 6-foot-7, 290-pound senior was among the first batch of recruits to take an official visit to MSU the weekend of June 4. He picked the Spartans over offers from Stanford, Miami, Kansas State, Michigan, Tennessee, Colorado, and others.

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Jarrett Horst joined Michigan State before spring ball and enrolled during the winter with an opportunity to get familiar with the offense and the new style after leaving Arkansas State. After being a preseason first-team All-Sun Belt and on the Outland Trophy watch list, Horst now heads to East Lansing.

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2 days ago

It’s been a while since Michigan State did much of anything interesting offensively, and the first season under head coach Mel Tucker and offensive coordinator Jay Johnson didn’t do much to change that. To be very, very fair, the Spartans and the new coaching staff didn’t have any time to work like normal,

Source: College Football News

3 days ago

Imagine if Michigan State’s football team had faced Stanford or TCU instead of Alabama in its first game of the 2015 College Football Playoff. What a different experience that would have been. Or, a year earlier, if the Spartans had hosted a playoff game against Ole Miss — an SEC team traveling to East Lansing in mid-December.

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3 days ago

According to the CFB Film Room, Walker averaged 6.7 yards per carry when absorbing contact early in the play. That mark was good for third nationally among Power 5 running backs, and it was even a bit better than Ohio State’s Trey Sermon.

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4 days ago

Michigan State added to their 2022 class on Saturday when 3-star linebacker/safety prospect Quavian Carter announced his commitment to the Spartans. With the addition of Carter, Michigan State experienced a slight bump up the team ranking boards from the major recruiting services. Here is a breakdown of where 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals has Michigan State’s 2022 class currently ranked:

Source: Spartans Wire

4 days ago

It’s pretty clear Tucker is trying to make Georgia and SEC country a priority. In fact, as Colton Pouncy brought to light on Twitter, half of Michigan State’s six commitments in the 2022 class are from the state of Georgia. Carter joins three-star safety Malik Spencer and three-star offensive lineman Kristian Phillips as the other Georgia natives in MSU’s class.

Source: Spartan Avenue

4 days ago

Michigan State added its sixth commitment, and second safety, of its 2022 football recruiting class, with a verbal commitment Saturday from Quavian Carter.The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Carter of Leesburg (Georgia) Lee County revealed his commitment via Instagram. He is on an official visit to Michigan State this weekend.

Source: Detroit News

5 days ago

The Hoosiers, led by Michael Penix Jr., are the team with more momentum heading into the fall than Penn State. On top of that, they are on the road in Bloomington versus home in East Lansing. If last fall didn’t get the Indiana fanbase rocking for football season, literally nothing will ever give them a big home-field advantage. This game also comes as both a second-straight road game, and just the third overall of the season to date, for the Spartans. That is a rough combination.

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6 days ago

On Thursday, Gilmore (tight ends coach) posted a picture on Twitter of himself and his group of tight ends on the golf course. Just a harmless picture, right? Well, it looks like it gave away a position change for one of the newest Spartans who was a former four-star receiver. Maliq Carr was pictured with the group of tight ends.

Source: Spartan Avenue

2 weeks ago

The Nittany Lions essentially had the tale of two seasons last fall. PSU opened with five straight losses before rattling off four straight victories to end the regular season and choosing to forgo a bowl game. Opt-outs by key players and off the field life stressors such as head coach James Franklin sending his family off to a long-term vacation home during the regular season due to an immune issue one of his children has certainly had to play key factors in the season’s struggles.

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2 weeks ago

Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker has named Saeed Khalif the program’s Director of Player Personnel. Khalif will direct the recruiting efforts for the Spartans, developing and implementing strategic plans while supervising the recruiting staff. He will oversee and manage prospect identification and evaluations and work with the assistant coaches to identify prospective student-athletes. In addition, Khalif will coordinate the evaluation of all current players on the active roster, providing detailed reports to the coaching staff. He will also run the NFL Education Program and annual Spartan Pro Day.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

In episode 36 of MLive’s Spartan Confidential podcast, reporters Brandon Champion, Kyle Austin, and Matt Wenzel return from a break to discuss the long-awaited end of the NCAA’s recruiting dead period and its impact on Mel Tucker and Tom Izzo. Also, does Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement announcement speed up Izzo’s timeline?

2 weeks ago

For the first time in more than 15 months since taking over the Spartans, Tucker was on the road recruiting at a camp on Thursday in Big Rapids. “It feels great to be back out, being around the players, being around the high school coaches, some of the other college coaches,” Tucker said. “We haven’t had this in a long time, so this is a great feeling, great camaraderie and really great energy and enthusiasm.”

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

The 2022 College Football Hall of Fame ballot features the same Michigan State representatives as last year. Former MSU offensive tackle Flozell Adams, kicker Morten Andersen, and head coach Darryl Rogers are all up for enshrinement again in 2022, as is former MSU player Gideon Smith, a divisional coaching candidate for his career leading Hampton.

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2 weeks ago

Reports out of East Lansing and Madison (WI.) indicate that Michigan State has found their next Director of Player Personnel. Saeed Khalif, who held the same title for the Wisconsin Badgers the last four years, is expected to be named to his new role sometime this week by Mel Tucker. Michigan State and former Director of Player Personnel Scott Aligo moved in different directions following his one season in East Lansing. Aligo was able to land on his feet quickly, snagging a job for the Kansas Jayhawks football program. At the same, Tucker struck quickly adding Khalif, who has helped the Badgers to their three highest-ranked recruiting classes in program history the last three cycles.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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3 weeks ago

Despite some talk during the offseason of NFL interest in head coach Pat Fitzgerald, the Wildcats kept their alumnus at the helm. So with that in mind, let’s take a look at how NU did last season and why they clock in at No. 5 heading into the 2021 season.

Source: The Only Colors

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The Big Ten Conference announced six-game times for the 2021 Michigan State football season on Thursday afternoon. The season opener at Northwestern has been moved up a day to Friday, Sept. 3 in Evanston, Illinois. The game will kick off at 9 p.m. ET and will be televised on ESPN. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 4.MSU’s home opener in Spartan Stadium will take place on Saturday, Sept. 11 against Youngstown State at 12 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

3 weeks ago

Looking ahead to the 2021 season, the Michigan Wolverines have retained Jim Harbaugh at the helm for yet another year. However, his buyout and pay took a significant dip heading into his seventh season, as his record against in-state rival Michigan State moved back to .500 at 3-3 overall. With staff changes, including a revolving door at defensive coordinator, and a shine that sure lost its luster years ago, the Wolverines check-in at No. 6 in the rankings.

Source: The Only Colors

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