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Both these guys better get used to classrooms full of cowfolk and regular ass kickings on the field.
I believe you mean 'gas station and truck stop-folk'
Once the recruits attend an event in East Lansing - educational or sporting - they will understand the mediocre history of a university chocked full of cowfolk and familiar with ass kickings.
The incoming athletes will enjoy a night of making love to, and then eating cows, followed by a screening or two of a historically dominate instate rival dropping knowledge and touchdowns on an overwhelmed and outmatched MSU team during an exciting 4th quarter. After these screenings, the alumni, coaches and recruits will cheer, because, truly, these are spartan victories, despite the actual score.
In the classroom, the professor will almost teach the students to read. No kidding, I know. This will be a very sharp MSU graduate class mind you. By the end of the semester most the students will be able to sound out Hop on Pop in full. The semester will indeed be grueling, with a hard twenty minutes of book learnin taught by a valiant, semi literate educator, which, in turn, earns tenure. There will be a goat in the front row that really knows its stuff - the animal will neah something that sounds eerily close to Derrida, and there will be a tooth or two in a couple mouths, so overall the students will have the good fortune of experiencing a university truly on the rise.
Alabama 49, msu 7
Im glad MSU is the one getting the 3 stars again, while we seem to be getting only 4 stars as of late. I know this isnt much different then it was a year ago, but it still feels nice.
add Bennie McGowan, OG from Ohio
That makes 2 from Ohio and only 1 from Michigan. Dantonio can't recruit Michigan. Michigan is winning the battle. REJOICE!
Well that's cute Sparty finally put a few kids on the board. Benny McGowan looks like a pretty good player, I'm not too sure about the other two though. MSU makes a living off of 3-star prospects though so who knows.
The kid is from Centerville, i think if he gets an osu offer he will flip.
I am unafraid.
I just clicked on one of the profiles, and from the header font, I can't tell if that is Sporton digest or spartan digest.
they have 3 today actually. Mcgowan is a good prospect
And the offer lists of all three scream MAC!
One kid has a Wisconsin offer .... that's it.
Have you seen Braden, Stacey and Ringer's offer lists?
Braden has Michigan State and Wisconsin.
Ringer has a weird list - I'll give you that, for how high Scout has him .. I like Scout, and have the past few years.
Stacey has a MAC list, but helped us land Joe Bolden.
It's never a bad thing to have two kids from Cincinnati.
Beat me to it, sorry
Ringer - Cinnci, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia, Lousiville
Stacey - Boston College, Cinnci, Illinois, Indiana, NC State, West Virginia
Braden - Wiscy, MSU, Syracuse
Those aren't MAC offers...
you're splitting hairs, how does a big ten bottom feeder elevate a recruit's profile? Wisconsin and MSU are the biggest names on that list, maybe throw BC in there, and they both belong to Braden. Mcgowan has UCLA and Iowa, there isn't a difference
But you're comparing our lowest recruits' offers to all of their recruits. If these three end up being at the bottom three recruits in their class, you'll be right. Otherwise, not so much.
I am comparing 3 UM commits to MSU's only 3 commits, if they're supposed to be mac level players wouldn't they be the bottom of the class? It doesnt make them bad players, but they are being defined by their offer lists which may or may not even be correct to begin with.
Its funny watching people discount another teams commits, while celebrating their own with the same traits.
Cousins was the ultimate "MAC level offer" guy. He's done alright for himself.
Frankly, I hate that term. Every team has it's share of higher and lower rated players. There's been as many high school All-Americas that have failed as there have been 3 stars that have had great success.
Hence the "sorry dad I'm not going to your alma mater"?
In any case, McGowan was a little higher than Stacey on Scout, but we never offered him. And we offered everybody. But good luck to this kid, looks like he was a M fan at one point (at least based on internet chatter).
I was hoping for mcgown to get an offer but what do I know. I just heard he is a freak athlete for an ol.
Sparties, the reason they didn't have any commits up until now is because Dantonio is going after plan A kids since they have limited scholarships available. It's nice to see their plan A kids are MAC level.
But... the bullough guy has iowa and wiscy offers, and McGowan had wvu and ucla offers so not exactly mac level..
a DUI on his record. He will fit in nicely.
EDIT: make that a DUI and 2 MIP's in high school.
Who ? Who gives a f..... !
I've read how MSU is such a big-time program now - remember, B10 co-champions and all - that they don't need to offer kids unless they "earn" it. But when you can nab a kid with offers from Cincy and Louisville, you just have to.
All snark aside (I mean, UM has some good kids but I'm sure people could say the same things), it will be interesting to see how MSU recruits this year. The last image most people have of them is being curb-stomped by an okay Alabama team, and as we've seen with other programs one great year doesn't usually turn recruits over in droves. This is when Dantonio will earn his pay if he can leverage a good year into a legitimate base, especially in Ohio with OSU going through everything. We saw UM needs to take advantage and start making inroads in Ohio - which seems dumb to me, since UM always recruits reasonably well there - but Ohio is where virtually all of MSU's top-notch talent comes from, so a weaker OSU will pay huge dividends for them if they don't fall on their faces.
They lost three games. And they still killed Michigan State.
Sure, I agree that Alabama underachieved.
And Michigan State overachieved, too. We're still waiting for the first MSU player to get drafted, aren't we?
EDIT: Not anymore...with the 185th pick, Greg Jones was selected by the Giants! Maybe he can shoot himself in the leg while he's in New York.
You totally jinxed it, there goes Rucker to the Colts at 188.
Some people will neg you just for having a pro-MSU name, which I don't think would be different on any message board on the internet. If your name favors a rival of the team whose message board you're on, you're going to get some negative feedback.
But people on here will be open to reasonable arguments, it just depends on your tone. Not like you're getting negged heavily right now, and people aren't exactly slamming you. Participate in the discussion respectfully and most people will be respectful back, as they are with Irish.
It seemed like everyone was getting hurt in that game. You guys basically set up a triage center on your sidelines b
The point I understand Magnus to be making is that the argument that Alabama's record was not indicative of the quality of their team can also be extended to MSU. They overachieved. They were not as good as their record would indicate, while Alabama was better than their record would indicate. So MSU fans will say, "hey, that was a really good Alabama team," but others will say, "hey, that was not that good an MSU team."
And the lack of drafted Spartans (not that UM is doing any better) suggests that they overachieved.
Getting curb-stomped by Ohio State and Mississippi State to end the season is the last image kids have of Michigan. In terms of how last year went or how it ended, it's advantage MSU.
Not so fast, my friend...all I recall is "The Process" after RichRod took the axe.
be the case if RR were still coaching. He's not last time I checked. Whole different Mgomojo now. Not only that, but you've got first class coaches here now and if you have a kid looking at an in-state school and coaching or education is a consideration, well there isn't really much of a choice at all.
By an ok Alabama team? That was a great football team.
Alabama was loaded and explosive offensively and defensively. Any post to the contrary is just way off base. To get out on Auburn like they did, and then collapse, was a strange happening. That was one team who was capable of beating any team in the country, but had some unfortunate shit happen in their losses. Sure they are responsible for an odd loss record, but to refer to them as an "okay" team is b.s.
As fun as it was to watch MSU go so long without any commits, I really don't care that they got a couple now. It's not like they were going to go all the way to signing day without any. When they pick up guys Michigan didn't even offer, I'm not too concerned. Will be interesting to see how the rest of the class goes.
I really think Dantonio benefited from the differences between the types of players he was recruiting and those UM was recruiting under Rich Rod. There was still some overlap, but they benefited from being the "pro style" school in Michigan. We'll be going head to head for more players now and I think that's going to hurt their recruiting somewhat. Maybe not a ton, but somewhat.
Speaking of how quickly people forget, its unreal how quickly Spartan fans forget Michigans dominance over them when they ran a pro style offense as well.
I know we hate the sparties and everything they do but garbage recruits don't usually have wiscy and iowa offers as well as ucla... sorry
Schilling and Mouton in San Diego
I don't follow sparties. Don't care. Although they seem to be quite versed in Michigan news by the posts I read. Tells you something when the little guy is ALWAYS posting, commenting, and following you.
Just thought I'd point out that Bullough is part of an MSU legacy, so I'm pretty sure Dantonio was never concerned about his committment or punishing his brother. Maybe do a little research in the future.
"Hank Bullough, a standout linebacker at MSU in the early 1950s, a former Spartans assistant coach, a former Buffalo Bills head coach and an assistant for several other NFL teams, is his paternal grandfather and executive director of the MSU Football Players Association.
Jim Morse of Muskegon, a star Notre Dame running back in the early 1950s, is his maternal grandfather.
Bullough’s father, Shane Bullough, was a star linebacker at MSU. His mother is Lee Ann (Morse) Bullough.
His lineup of uncles includes Chuck Bullough, another standout MSU linebacker and an assistant coach at UCLA; Jamie Morse, a former Notre Dame defensive back; and Bobby Morse, a running back and kick return star at Michigan State and a former NFL player."
should look into the Bullough family legacy and Michigan State. Dantonio could have have kicked Max off the team and Riley would still have committed to Michigan State.
There was nothing sinister in Dantonio's weak suspension of big bro Max, other than Dantonio continueing to be a douche about his zero tolerance stance.
Too bad, because I was thoroughly enjoying some of the panic happening over at Sparty24toLife.
It wasn't the bowl game vs. Bama that exposed MSU for being a team that benefited from a weak schedule, it was their absolute annihilation at the hands of Iowa. MSU fans should be proud of having a good season, but some of the crap they spout is absolutely hilarious. In their minds, one 11 win year with a marshmellow schedule and they should be thought of in recruits minds as a national power, one of the "big boys in the big ten" as I've seen some of them say in their 24/7 forum. Which, by the way, is a GEM to read for any UofM fan. You can feel their massive inferiority complex seep through every post.
"We're co-big ten champs! Where are the recruits!?"
"We beat them 3 years in a row, how are they scooping up all the top 4 star guys in-state!?"
Unfolding before our very eyes, the sparty fanbase is waking up a bit to the reality of their situation. That situation is :
1. Even with a 10+ win season recruits STILL don't want to go to east lansing, and they are still thought of as a B level program.
2. Beating us 3 years in a row happened more so because of our folly as a program and alot less because of their supposed "ascension" to the Mt. Olympus of college football
3. That coach D isn't much of a recruiter. They increased their pickup of in-state talent mostly because they were guys we weren't pressing hard for under the last staff. And riding a 3 game win streak against us and coming off of an 11 win season, they are still only in play for the same guys they'd have been getting if ole' Smith or WIlliams were still walking the sidelines. Take a look at the vast majority of top shelf talent still un-committed and Sparty is in play for almost none of them. Increased recruiting footprint and influx of talent my maize and blue butt.