2019 OT Devontae Dobbs Discusses Recruiting Decision

2019 OT Devontae Dobbs Discusses Recruiting Decision

Submitted by Caesar on June 29th, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Intro

As you probably know, 2019 OT Devontae Dobbs committed to MSU recently. Here's the story from ESPN where he describes his reasons, which is really a series of quotations about the major schools recruiting him (link).

Summary

John Engler says student safety at Michigan State is priority over winning games (ESPN)

John Engler says student safety at Michigan State is priority over winning games (ESPN)

Submitted by GoBlueinEugene on May 10th, 2018 at 1:12 PM
When asked if he was worried about a culture that prioritizes winning over other issues, Engler criticized media coverage and said he was concerned about any woman who says she was assaulted, but not about how the school's high-profile sports have handled those accusations in the past.
 
"I think in Dantonio and Izzo you've got two coaches with great personal integrity who run very clean programs," Engler said. "That is not to say that everybody in those programs has always comported with what's expected of them."

 

LINK TO STORY

Michigan State University Is Botching Its Reputation-Rehab (The Atlantic, March 19, 2018)

Michigan State University Is Botching Its Reputation-Rehab (The Atlantic, March 19, 2018)

Submitted by GoBlueinEugene on March 20th, 2018 at 11:57 AM
East Lansing, Mich.—The chairman of Michigan State University’s Board of Trustees said he had to get something off his chest.
 
It was the board’s first regularly scheduled meeting following the criminal-sentencing hearings of the former sports-medicine doctor Larry Nassar. And Brian Breslin, facing an overwhelming vote of no confidence from the university’s faculty, had already indicated he would not step down. But then he struck a different tone. Breslin’s “conscience would bother [him],” he said, if he didn’t speak his mind.
 
The crowd of hundreds gathered there—already quivering with anger over the Nassar debacle—seemed to perk up in anticipation of some further statement on the scandal.
 
Instead, Breslin touted the $550 million rare-isotope accelerator that the Department of Energy placed at MSU in 2008; the board had just received a progress report on the facility, which has been an economic driver in the state. The accelerator is a signature achievement of the longtime MSU president Lou Anna Simon, who resigned in January amid criticisms of her handling of the Nassar scandal. Breslin recalled that the federal government had planned to locate the project in several different places but that Simon persuaded lawmakers to put it all in East Lansing. “So at some personal risk I take in saying this, whatever else her legacy may be, there would not be a Michigan State University without the leadership and organizational skills of Lou Anna Simon,” he said.
 
The chairman had more to say, but boos and hisses drowned him out. “What was he thinking?” one trustee said to me later. “We are in an existential crisis here. Now is not the time for the Lou Anna Simon reputation rehabilitation tour.”
 
LINK to the full article

MSU legal defense now apparently investigating victims

MSU legal defense now apparently investigating victims

Submitted by FabFiver5 on February 9th, 2018 at 9:27 AM

WARNING: Freep Link

“I had no choice in now disclosing my own story,” Powell said in an interview with the Free Press this week. “This was my own story. This was not their story to tell.”

Powell's claim that an investigator checked into her background suggests the university is taking steps to construct a defense amid a growing pile of litigation.