According to the Detroit News, Palazeti is still in play, as of today. No call from MSU with an offer as of yet, apparently.
Not sure of his use in Michigan's new offense, but my heart tells me he's a Michigan-type throwback who could contribute.
Any other information on this? Could the news from the News be old? I know Scout has him committed to MSU.
For those interested:
Can someone send me a still shot of Jalen Rose cheering wildly in that handsome red blazer? I need it to be my new Avatar as it is the highlight of my UM Hoops season.
Little brother just can't get a break. After having 14 players suspended, causing them to start their backup QB as their 3rd receiver on the day, Dantonio almost found a way to coach this team to a win, by throwing everything but the kitchen sink at Texas Tech. Some of the play calls in this game were just phenomenal on the part of Dantonio, but in the end his secondary sucks, and you have to expect that at the worst time Cousins is going to play like the long line of MSU QB's that have come before him and self-distruct.
Great Game, Dantonio is a great coach, and after seeing the Under Armor game, great recruiting (Gholston is a freak), but in the end it is great to see that some things never change. MSU 31 - TT 41.
The article is here, in convenient one page format. An excerpt is below; if this is still too long, feel free to call me an idiot and tell me to fix it.
This is a comparison that a lot of coaches like to make -- sometimes earnestly, sometimes defensively. They compare their team to a family. But there are fundamental differences between a college football team and a family. I mean, if my son did what Glenn Winston or Roderick Jenrette did, I would be heartbroken, but I would not kick him out of my family. (Of course, the little dude has to learn to walk before he can commit a crime.)
My family is mine. Dantonio's team belongs to Michigan State University. And he has two problems here that he needs to address.
One is that second-chance policy. He doesn't have to get rid of it, but he absolutely should tighten it. When players commit violent or otherwise serious crimes, Dantonio should err on the side of dismissing the players. He still can be their father figure, their friend, their mentor or whatever else he wants to be. But sometimes a first offense is serious enough to warrant dismissal.
This would help address the second problem: the culture of the team. Dantonio said that 20 of his 21 seniors were on pace to graduate this spring (with the 21st planning to come back for a fifth year), and that is great. But the fact is that 13 of his players thought it was OK to go to a dorm potluck to confront somebody in an ongoing feud with a fraternity.
Forget the whole debate over whether this is the coaches fault (I think partly) and whether the media is treating this differently than if it had been RR (absolutely), I just can't wrap my mind around this incident.
You are an MSU player, you are getting a college education for free, you are being afforded the opportunity to play high level football (insert MSU is not high level football joke here) which is an opportunity most people never get and would kill for, and you throw it away on a revenge fight?
I just can't understand how dumb you would have to be to think this is a good idea. Now I know a bunch of people will say something about that's the quality of kids that go to MSU or that Dantonio set a precedent with Winston yadda yadda yadda, but seriously, rolling up in cars with a crew of 20 to give a beat down when you have all this going for you? I just can't get over the sheer stupidity of it. You just threw so much away over getting "revenge." If anyone can please explain to me what goes through these kids minds, at lots of universities when stuff like this happens not just MSU, I would love to hear it because I seriously cannot fathom how dumb you would have to be to think what they did was a good idea.