In what can only help Michigan's chances tomorrow in E Lansing, Korie Lucious is no longer with the Michigan State Spartans for the 2011 campaign.
"Unfortunately, Korie Lucious displayed conduct detrimental to the program, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said in a statement. "My focus is on this team for the remainder of the season."
"I didn't live up to the standards of the program," Lucious said in his own statement. "Unfortunately, I let my teammates, my coaches, and myself down, and wish them the best for the rest of the season."
His return has to be doubted. This news comes on the heels of rumors/reports that Izzo has threatened players who don't play defense with benchings, Allen's departure at the end of last year and a general free-fall compared to their NC expectations. With the Spartans scrambling to adjust to a new starter, this is as good a chance as Michigan will get to beat MSU at the Breslin.