3 weeks ago

Josh Priebe attended Michigan State’s Spartan Elite Camp last June and the Edwardsburg (Mich.) junior offensive tackle caught the attention of the coaches. They evaluated him throughout his junior season, and after it was over, offered him a scholarship. Priebe (6-5, 275 pounds) returns to East Lansing on Saturday for Junior Day.

Source: Detroit News

3 weeks ago

Former Michigan State Spartans Brian Allen and Brian Hoyer are preparing for Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The game will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is being televised on CBS.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

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3 weeks ago

Coming off of another disappointing season, the program’s second in three years, the Michigan State Spartans football team has its eyes on getting back on track. According to Las Vegas experts, that likely won’t include a national championship run. Caesars Palace released their odds of winning the 2019 National Championship this week. Michigan State was given long odds of winning a title, 150/1.

Source: The Only Colors

3 weeks ago

Brian Lewerke had a breakout 2017 season and that resulted in increased expectations. After he helped lead Michigan State to a resurgent 10-3 record, the quarterback headed into his redshirt junior year on watch lists for national awards and was mentioned as a possible early entry in the 2019 NFL draft.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

MSU has one committed player — WR Tre’Von Morgan from Ohio — expected to join the others who signed in December to bring the class to 20. Coaches have mostly turned their attention to beginning to form the 2020 class, but the Spartans are seeking a few more pieces for this fall when the signing period reopens Feb. 6.

Source: Detroit Free Press

3 weeks ago

When looking at Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class, there are plenty of big-time names and recruits, but perhaps none are bigger or brighter than Belleville (MI) 5-star offensive lineman Devontae Dobbs, who officially signed his National Letter of Intent with the Spartans on National Signing Day back on December 19th.

Source: Spartan Nation

3 weeks ago

The start of the 2019 season is still seven months away but here’s an early breakdown of Michigan State’s schedule, which includes conference road games at Northwestern, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan. No game times have been announced yet.

Source: MLive.com

3 weeks ago

Cassius Winston was named the co-Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, sharing the award with Minnesota’s Jordan Murphy.   This is the second-straight week that Winston has been named Big Ten Player of the Week, and the fourth time this season, the most of any league player this year.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

“I need to display it all,” said Willis, a Jackson Lumen Christi product. “I need to display tackling, hitting with the right leverage, proper foot, proper shoulder, and obviously covering. It’s no secret you’ve got to be able to cover to play in this league. My tape speaks to that, but I feel that’s definitely a statement I can make this week, as well.”

Source: Detroit News

4 weeks ago

Michigan State’s annual Green-White spring game, presented by McLaren Health Plan, has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. Additional details regarding the spring game and youth clinic will be released at a later date.

Source: Michigan State University Athletics

4 weeks ago

The Spartans will move forward after losing a trio of starters. Linebacker Andrew Dowell and safety Khari Willis were both seniors this season while cornerback Justin Layne left for the NFL draft after his junior year. Additionally, Michigan State lost veteran depth to expired eligibility in defensive tackle Gerald Owens, linebackers Jon Reschke, Byron Bullough, and Grayson Miller and safety Matt Morrissey.

Source: mlive.com

4 weeks ago

Changes are underway. At least on Michigan State football’s coaching staff. Whether they result in more points, yards and consistency for the Spartans won’t be known until they kick off against Tulsa on Aug. 30. But the obvious offseason priority remains overhauling the offense. That is a bit more intricate than simply installing an entirely new playbook, and it will likely be a collaborative effort between new offensive coordinator Brad Salem and head coach Mark Dantonio.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

This contact period in recruiting has seen Michigan State extend new offers across the country, but also four new junior offers in their home state. Two of them were at Detroit King for running back Peny Boone (6-2, 225 pounds) and offensive tackle Deondre Buford (6-5, 265 pounds).

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Kenny Willekes, recovering from a broken leg suffered in the bowl game, likely will miss spring practice.MSU coach Mark Dantonio, who spoke Friday morning to the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association during its clinic at the Lansing Radisson, said Willekes “probably” will miss spring practice.“It’s a 12-week deal,” Dantonio said, referring to the recovery time.

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Michigan State football fell well short of expectations in 2018 for myriad reasons. We’ve identified six goals for the Spartans to put together a rebound season in 2019.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

1 month ago

“Bachie’s 102 tackles led the way for a Michigan State defense that was one of the most stout in the nation,” David M. Hale of ESPN writes. “Bachie was a first-team All-Big Ten linebacker and the key member of a unit that led the nation in rush defense, finished eighth in scoring defense and third in defensive efficiency.”

Source: Detroit News

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1 month ago

Mark Dantonio recalled Michigan State football’s 2012 season as being similar to 2018. He’s hoping the Spartans’ “championship-level defense” in 2019 resembles the one that in 2013 produced a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl win.

Source: Detroit Free Press

1 month ago

LJ Scott will not take part in Senior Bowl practices or the game because of an injury, a spokesman for the game confirmed. Scott, who accepted an invitation last month, will now prepare for the NFL Draft having played in just five games this season

Source: Detroit News

1 month ago

Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press Michigan State beat writer Chris Solari are back in the Friend Zone for the latest episode of the Spartan Speak podcast.

1 month ago

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