4 weeks ago

4 weeks ago

Michigan State has the same three representatives on the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame ballot as a year ago: former players Flozell Adams and Morten Andersen, and former head coach Darryl Rogers. It’s the third straight year Adams has made the ballot, while Andersen has appeared every year since 2016, save for 2019. Rogers, who coached the Spartans from 1976-79, has been on the ballot every year since at least 2003.
Source: Spartan Tailgate

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4 weeks ago

College football magazines from Lindy’s Sports, Athlon Sports, and Street & Smith’s are now available (Phil Steele’s College Football Preview is scheduled to be released in July) and Michigan State running back Elijah Collins is on the regional cover of all three. Here’s a look at what the three magazines are saying about Michigan State

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

Michigan State football players are scheduled to begin reporting to campus on Monday in preparation for voluntary workouts. There’s plenty of uncertainty about how the season will look this fall, if there even is one, because of the coronavirus pandemic, but what’s clear is it’s a year of massive change for the Spartans.

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

1 month ago

On the podcast, Graham and Chris discuss MSU’s return to workouts, the 2020 CFB season, CMU, Max Christie, Tillman/Henry and more.

1 month ago

Michigan State remained pedestrian in the return game and hasn’t returned a kickoff for a touchdown since 2014 and last took a punt back for a score in 2011.

Source: mlive.com

1 month ago

Michigan State University has a unique leadership coinciding with this year’s major crises taking hold of the country. President Samuel Stanley had spent much of his career studying infectious diseases as a medical doctor and researcher. Mel Tucker will be one of just 14 black head coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision when the season resumes. Two leaders, two different positions, one common thread: the immediate challenges in their first year of their new jobs at MSU — dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and strained race relations — fall directly within their skill sets.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

There is a lot of uncertainty heading into the 2020 season for Michigan State offensively, but one of the positions that the Spartans do have a decent amount of production returning is at the running back spot. While there isn’t a ton of experience throughout the depth chart, there is some talent there waiting to be unleashed.

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

Michigan State has a really nice core of young and talented offensive linemen. We’ll get to whether or not we see them a ton in the “What we don’t know,” segment, but Nick Samac, JD Duplain, and Devantae Dobbs all earned starts as true freshman. Samac looks to be the real deal and Duplain and Dobbs each had moments.

Source: Spartans Wire

1 month ago

Michigan State football has announced three future games against Central Michigan. The Spartans will host the Chippewas in Spartan Stadium to open the 2023 season on Sept. 2. In addition, the two schools announced future dates in 2027 (Sept. 11) and 2030 (Aug. 31).

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

1 month ago

When Hampton Fay was in seventh grade, he had a class project that revolved around colleges and careers. It would have made sense if the kid from Fort Worth would have decided to focus on Texas or Baylor. Perhaps he might have chosen Texas Tech or even Houston. Instead, the young, aspiring quarterback picked Michigan State.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Heading into the 2020 season, the Spartans have to replace a pair of veteran starters from a secondary that has both new and familiar leadership. Mel Tucker, whose playing and coaching background is in the secondary, and veteran assistants Harlon Barnett and Mike Tressel are on his staff.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

Kerry Hodakievic remembers Mel Tucker walking into his office at Cleveland Heights High School as a freshman. Physically ahead of most ninth-graders his age, Tucker’s potential was obvious to his high school football coach.
Source: cleveland.com

1 month ago

With Brian Lewerke graduated, and a new coaching staff that includes head coach Mel Tucker and offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Jay Johnson, the quarterback spot is an open competition. Johnson said he is looking for a “CEO” to be at the helm. Who is going to step up?

Source: The Only Colors

1 month ago

Antjuan Simmons has been named to the Lott IMPACT Trophy Watch List. Simmons, who started all 13 games last year, had a breakout season with a team-leading 90 tackles and a career-best 15 tackles for loss as a junior in 2019. He ranked sixth in the Big Ten in tackles and seventh in the conference in TFLs.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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1 month ago

Heading into the 2020 season, Simmons is back while Michigan State has to replace a pair of starting linebackers, develop depth and adjust to significant changes. Mel Tucker is the new head coach, Scottie Hazelton is the new defensive coordinator and Ross Els is the new linebackers coach.

Source: MLive.com

1 month ago

There was one quote from Tucker that stood out above the rest, though. “I had one of my coaches tell me he thought we were further ahead X and O-wise than we would have been if we had spring ball,” Tucker said.

Source: Spartan Avenue

1 month ago

Free Press reporter Chris Solari examines his first 25 (or so) years covering Michigan State sports, with the final part on the Spartans’ facilities.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

Michigan State football commit Chuck Brantley thought he had everything planned out, but it had nothing to do with the Spartans. He was ready to pledge his future to Florida State before receiving the news that defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett wouldn’t be retained by new coach Mike Norvell in the staff turnover.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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