3 days ago

Dallas Fincher was about 8 years old when he arrived at Michigan State for the youth clinic prior to the annual spring football game. Amid the swarm of kids running through drills at the Duffy Daugherty Building, he was nowhere to be found. That was because Fincher spotted Michigan State players in the weight room. “He went in and started getting autographs on his hat and forgot all about the camp,” Fincher’s father, Mark Fincher, a former Michigan State offensive lineman, recalled with a laugh.

Source: mlive.com

5 days ago

Khari Willis was a freshman when he got his first glimpse of Michigan State’s annual pro day. Inside the Duffy Daugherty Building in East Lansing, 19 former Spartans worked out for representatives from all 32 NFL teams in 2016. The group included star defensive end Shilique Calhoun, quarterback Connor Cook and wide receiver Aaron Burbridge.

Source: mlive.com

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6 days ago

There’s no bad blood between Mark Dantonio and Justin Layne. Michigan State’s head coach and the talented cornerback had a difference of opinion late last season when Layne’s plans to jump to the NFL as a junior included skipping the Spartans’ Redbox Bowl game against Oregon. Dantonio called Layne’s decision “disappointing” in December, but Dantonio made it clear there’s no rift between the two.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

6 days ago

One night in February 2017, a month after using a racial slur in a text message regarding a former teammate, an action that prompted his departure from Michigan State’s football program, he found himself in Spartan Stadium.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

7 days ago

The Michigan State football program hosted its annual Pro Day at the Duffy Daugherty Building on Monday. Eight players from the 2018 team – offensive guard David Beedle, linebacker Andrew Dowell, cornerback Justin Layne, defensive tackle Gerald Owens, linebacker Jon Reschke, running back LJ Scott, tight end Matt Sokol and safety Khari Willis – auditioned in front of National Football League scouts and personnel in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

7 days ago

7 days ago

Cornerback Justin Layne is widely considered to be one of the best defensive backs in the draft. At the NFL Combine, Layne ran a 4.50 40-yard dash at nearly 6’2, 192 pounds. Considering his outstanding length (80-inch wingspan) and his elite production (15 pass deflections in 2018), it’s not hard to see why NFL teams love him.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

Michigan State landed its second commit for the 2020 recruiting class Saturday when three-star tight end Tommy Guajardo of Dearborn announced he would play for the Spartans. He joins three-star offensive lineman Dallas Fincher of East Kentwood, who committed in late February.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

The Michigan State football team opened spring practice with a two-and-a-half hour workout in helmets, jerseys and shorts on Thursday afternoon.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

MSU begins its 13th spring practice under head coach Mark Dantonio on March 14. The Spartans will hold their annual Green-White Spring Game, presented by McLaren Health Plan, on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The game will be broadcast on BTN (delayed at 6 p.m.) and BTN2Go (live).

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

Michigan State begins spring practice on Thursday and the focus is squarely on improving an offense that ranked among the worst in the nation last year. There’s far less concern about the other side of the ball. “I think defensively,” coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday, “you could make a case for us having a top-five defense in the country.”

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

One of the most intriguing running backs in the 2019 NFL draft is Michigan State’s, L.J. Scott. In his four years as a Spartan, Scott never had a single season of at least 1,00 rushing yards. However, he is still expected to be selected in April’s draft due to his overall power.

Source: Spartans Wire

2 weeks ago

Michigan State has a long history of sending players to the NFL. However, that hasn’t been the case over the last two years as the school as only had three total draft picks (Brian Allen, Malik McDowell and Montae Nicholson.)Who are the candidates to be drafted this season?

Source: Spartans Wire

2 weeks ago

Michigan State has officially completed its non-conference schedule to the 2022 season. On Wednesday, it was announced that Michigan State will host Akron at Spartan Stadium on Sept. 10, 2022. The addition rounds out the non-conference schedule for the Spartans, who will also play Western Michigan (Sept. 3) and Boise State (Sept. 17) that year.

Source: Saturday Tradition

2 weeks ago

The news was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN, who also reported the details of the contract: four years, $52.5 million with $35 million guaranteed and the possibility to go up as high as $61 million with incentives.

Source: CBSSports.com

2 weeks ago

Here is a look at the Spartans’ depth chart heading into their 15 spring practices, which begin Tuesday and culminate with the 2 p.m. spring game on April 13 at Spartan Stadium.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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2 weeks ago

Mark Dantonio met with the media on Tuesday afternoon in the lobby of the Skandalaris Football Center to preview spring practice, which begins on Thursday, March 14.
Linebacker Joe Bachie, quarterback Brian Lewerke and defensive tackle Raequan Williams also answered questions from reporters.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

2 weeks ago

“I tried to stay away from throwing too much,” Lewerke said Tuesday. “I probably didn’t throw for a month after the season ended, just trying to let it heal up. Then, once winter workouts started and all that we would have sessions where we’d throw with all the receivers. But mostly just letting it heal and trying to get that feel.”

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

As Michigan State begins spring ball Tuesday, we take a look at five storylines to keep an eye on during the Spartans’ 15 practices. The spring game is set for April 13.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

2 weeks ago

As Michigan State football reconvenes Tuesday to begin its spring workouts, the Spartans have plenty of questions and a reconfigured coaching staff trying to find more point production to go with perhaps the nation’s stingiest defense.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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