6 days ago

Michigan State’s new Defensive Coordinator Scottie Hazelton takes questions from the media during a teleconference call.

6 days ago

In a three-day span earlier this month, Ohio State landed a trio of commitments for its 2021 class. That brought the total to 14 – a group that includes a pair of five-star prospects – as the Buckeyes continued to add to a class that is first in the nation in 247Sports Composite rankings. Michigan State, meanwhile, doesn’t have a single public commit to its 2021 class and is the only Big Ten team without one.

Source: mlive.com

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6 days ago

Michigan State’s new football staff has found a lineman very close by to recruit in East Lansing’s Ethan Boyd. A 6-foot-7, 285-pound junior, Boyd was able to visit the Spartans early in March just before the NCAA shutdown prospective visits. While he was not offered during that visit, offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic later reached out with a scholarship offer.

Source: Detroit News

7 days ago

We’re now getting a glimpse at how recruiting is shaping up in a new era for the Spartans. Mark Dantonio announced his retirement on Feb. 4 and Tucker was hired as his replacement eight days later. The change at the top has been followed by dozens of offers.

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After five years at Michigan State, David Dowell began preparing to take the first steps toward a professional career. The safety played in the East-West Shrine Bowl in January, then spent more than two months training for the Spartans’ pro day and another chance to impress NFL personnel.

Source:  mlive.com

1 week ago

A federal magistrate in west Michigan is recommending a full dismissal of the lawsuit against Mark Dantonio and other former Michigan State officials, saying the lawyers for Curtis Blackwell have made mistake after mistake and attempted to “harass” the former football coach in a case that dates to November 2018.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Matt Seybert began his college career at Buffalo before leaving a scholarship behind to become a walk-on at Michigan State. A season lost due to transferring and a couple position changes later, Seybert entered 2019 without a single career statistic. That was followed by a breakout season as a fifth-year senior tight end and resulted in a new outlook with the hope of carving out an NFL career.

Source: MLive.com

2 weeks ago

Not long after Ted Gilmore became the new tight ends coach at Michigan State, one of his first moves on the recruiting trail was to offer Wadsworth (Ohio) tight end Mitchell Evans. Going into February, Evans had zero scholarship offers. Toledo was first, and before long, he was at 15 with Power Five schools like Iowa State, Purdue, Syracuse, and then the Spartans joining that list.

Source: Detroit News

2 weeks ago

Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker joined Spartan Sports Network’s “The Morning Show” on Thursday to discuss how the program is adjusting its operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

2 weeks ago

The next month was supposed to be an important time for new coach Mel Tucker and his staff to evaluate players and build a foundation for the team heading into the summer. That’s now off due to the coronavirus pandemic, which resulted in the Big Ten on Friday suspending all organized team activities through April 6, at which point the situation will be reevaluated.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Mel Tucker sat at his desk, a laptop in front of him and a larger monitor behind it. Harlon Barnett was all smiles on both. But his face wasn’t the only Michigan State football assistant coach on the screens.“The new normal,” Tucker, the Spartans’ new head coach, tweeted Tuesday. “Staff meeting. Moving the ball forward.”

Source: Detroit Free Press

2 weeks ago

Michigan State’s 2020 assistant coaching staff will feature last season’s defensive coordinators from Kansas State (Hazelton), Michigan State (Tressel) and Florida State (Barnett). That’s a lot of experience leading a defense and somewhat fitting for the Spartans.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Tucker hasn’t talked to the media since Feb. 24. It’s now unclear when Michigan State will be able to start practicing. The spring game, scheduled for April 18, was canceled on Friday and the CDC on Sunday recommended canceling all events of 50 or more people for eight weeks. The White House on Monday asked people not to gather in groups of 10 or more for the next 15 days.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Cousins takes over the top spot, adding a fresh $96 million over three years to the two years, $54.5 million he already has been paid, and Cousins will make $150.5 million over five years with the Vikings — a total per-year average from signing in 2018 of $30.1 million. Throw in the $43.89 million that Cousins made under two years of the franchise tag in Washington, and his seven-year haul becomes $194.39 million.

Source: Pro Football Talk

2 weeks ago

Jack Conklin will be sporting new colors for the first time in his professional career. The former Michigan State standout reportedly has agreed to a new contract with the Cleveland Browns, ending a four-year run with the Tennessee Titans. Conklin is heading to Cleveland on a three-year deal worth $42 million, with $30 million guaranteed, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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2 weeks ago

Matt Seybert has spent more than two months preparing for the date circled on the calendar. March 18 was scheduled to be Michigan State’s pro day and the former tight end for the Spartans was training every day for the chance to impress NFL personnel. And then the biggest job interview of his life to date was wiped out. Michigan State’s pro day was canceled on Friday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: mlive.com

2 weeks ago

Michigan State used Sunday and Monday to get top in-state recruits on campus for visits. For all of them, it was the first opportunity to meet with head coach Mel Tucker and his staff.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

While Michigan State had yet to officially call off spring football practice, the Big Ten on Friday assured that it would at least be severely limited. In the continued effort to potentially limit the spread of the coronavirus, the conference announced that all team activities would be suspended until April 6, at which point things would be further evaluated.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Simmons, a three-star running back out of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia originally gave his verbal commitment to the Michigan State Spartans last October.

Source: The Only Colors

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