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“Probably one of the biggest things is speed right now,” Reed said when asked about how Michigan State’s offense might look different this year. “I believe we can attack them vertically. I mean we’ve already got good (running) backs, so we can spread them out. We also have very talented, big, strong receivers where we can take the top off a little bit.

Source: Detroit News

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Jayden Reed knew if the Big Ten didn’t bring back football this fall, there was a chance he could go nearly two years without playing a game. Instead, the Michigan State football wide receiver and his new coaching staff are back working to breathe new life into a stagnant offense in a hurry.

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A year ago, Elijah Collins was just hoping to get a shot. Nearly 1,000 yards rushing and five touchdowns later, the sophomore running back knows things have changed. “People want my spot,” Collins said, “and I know that.”

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Somewhere last fall — between August and three more months of largely inept Spartan offense — Reed became the most intriguing player in MSU’s football program: A transfer from WMU sitting out, a former freshman All-American receiver who’d scored four touchdowns in one game and returned a punt 93 yards for a score in another. Those things seemed so out of reach for the Spartans.

Source: Lansing State Journal

1 day ago

One of the biggest questions of this offseason (and the last few, really) is simple, yet complicated. How is the offense going to look this year? On Monday evening the media was able to hop on a Zoom call with two of the biggest names on the Spartan offense as running back Elijah Collins and wide receiver Jayden Reed fielded all sorts of questions.

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With less than a month until Big Ten teams enter the regular season, Michigan State is getting ready to ramp up preseason workouts to prepare for its opener against Rutgers, coach Mel Tucker said on the newest episode of the Amway Coaches Poll podcast. “Our players are actually in better shape now than when we started camp the first time, before the postponement,” he said.

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2 days ago

Michigan State football will begin full-contact practice for the first time since December on Wednesday as it finally begins earnest preparation for the much-delayed debut of Mel Tucker’s regime.

Source: Detroit Free Press

5 days ago

The Mel Tucker era of Michigan State football is underway. For real this time. Finally. Well, probably. Everything is on a week-to-week basis around the college football world this fall, as evident by the number of games that have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 issues. Yet even before Tucker’s transition from Mark Dantonio’s regime was delayed multiple times over the past seven months, the Spartans had a significant number of questions.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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If nothing else, Rocky Lombardi’s Michigan State football career to this point has taught him patience. A late-October start to the season, following a five-week gap between practices, makes little difference to Lombardi after biding his time the past three seasons.

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Detroit News Sports Presents · Ep. 35: No margin of error for Mel Tucker’s Spartans
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The Spartans practiced for more than two hours on Monday in helmets, jerseys, and shorts, according to a press release by the program. Senior linebacker Antjuan Simmons was asked to rate Tucker’s intensity during Monday’s practice on a scale of one to 10. “He’s a 10, and probably plus some,” Simmons said. “He came out with his whistle wet and he was ready to go. … It’s insane. Practice is fast, it’s really fast. The tempo – I don’t know if there’s a point where we’re not running.”

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7 days ago

Michigan State football players were told during their Aug. 11 practice that the fall 2020 football season had been postponed. As they left that day, they had no way of knowing if they would play in the late fall, spring, or even in fall 2021. But players like quarterback Rocky Lombardi said they continued their preparation to be ready for any scenario.

Source: mlive.com

1 week ago

In his first three seasons on campus, Rocky Lombardi has had one true shining moment. That came back in 2018 when the redshirt freshman quarterback earned his first career start, stepping in for the injured Brian Lewerke. Lombardi was far from perfect, but he brought a spark to an offense that has had little over the last two seasons, leading the Spartans to a 23-13 victory over Purdue.

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

This year has been an absolute roller coaster for us as human beings. I truly hope we never see anything like it again. I think it’s fair to say that life as we knew it has been affected or altered in one way or another for the majority of the population by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Source: The Only Colors

1 week ago

Hear from Michigan State University President, Samuel L. Stanley Jr., M.D. and relive Michigan State Football’s 1999 win over Michigan.

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1 week ago

Week Two is now complete, and while Michigan State lost one NFL superstar in Le’Veon Bell, they still had a handful of former Spartans in action around the league in Week 2 of the NFL season. There were some big moments for MSU players this week (Khari Willis picking off Kirk Cousins), and some low points as well (Khari Willis picking off Kirk Cousins).

Source: Spartans Wire

1 week ago

The reworked season will present new challenges for everyone but especially for first-year coaches who will not get a spring game or nonconference tune-ups to figure out what they have on the roster. It stands to reason that expectations for Tucker’s first season aren’t high. Bet Online has Michigan State’s over/under win total set at 3.5.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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“It was supposed to be a little bit of a light practice but there was a high tempo,” junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi said. “Coach Tuck is not messing around now, man. He is getting us ready to go. He’s motivated, we’re motivated so it was a good practice. Everybody’s flying around and really excited to see what we got.”

Source: Detroit News

1 week ago

“It feels great to get back out on the grass with the team,” said Spartan head coach Mel Tucker. “The guys were into it. We got a lot out of the practice today. Just a really good sense of urgency, attention to detail; we got a long ways to go, but I feel that we made a good step today.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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