September 26th, 2013 at 3:07 PM ^

Kinda sall this coming....nothing to do about MSU, but what does the SEC have to gain by doing your crappy non-BCS schools at home and pocket the money. 


September 26th, 2013 at 3:12 PM ^

Was looking forward to the blood bath, especially considering sparty was all over twitter last year during the season opener dogging Denard. Would have like to been a cockroach and troll them, as Michigan players would have been to classy to do so.


September 26th, 2013 at 3:24 PM ^

The Alabama game was supposed to start the season for Michigan State in 2016, I believe, and then they had Furman, Eastern Michigan and ND. That also reduces their 2017 OOC slate to Miami (OH), Western Michigan and ND. So compelling, these games...

This is Michigan

September 26th, 2013 at 3:35 PM ^

MSU needed to drop an OOC game in 2016 and 2017 anyways. They had 4 games scheduled both years and 2016 marks the first year the B1G plays 9 game conference schedules. 


I'm actually surprised MSU didn't cancel already.

This means their Bye week will be the 1st week of the season both years. 

Mercury Hayes

September 26th, 2013 at 3:38 PM ^

Furman and Directional Michigan aren't great, but I'm not going to fault MSU for atleast trying to schedule teams like Alabama. They also have a home and home with Oregon the next two years followed by what would have been 'Bama and then a series with West Virginia. They also had some talks with Miami (YTM) a few years back but I don't know if anything materialized. At least they are trying.

Monocle Smile

September 26th, 2013 at 3:53 PM ^

Now we'll get hordes of Juggalos beating their chests about how Nick Saban was too terrified to play in BEAST LANSING.

One upside of moving away from Michigan is the noticeable absence of Sparty.


September 26th, 2013 at 5:28 PM ^

  They have a very important rivalry game against North South Louisiana A&T school of Mining.  Enough time has been spent avoiding there bitter rivals known as NSL A&T S of M Victims and this was the unfortunate result.   NSL A&T S of M is a well respected online university that prepares its' students for the high paying job of medical transcriptions and has the new Saban Institute for Massage therapy learning center.  The learning center has placed many of its graduates in the lucrative SEC recruiting hostess industry.  

  This rivalry has been building since the "Crimson Clap" case of 2011 when it is alleged that one of the Saban Centers finest gave a 5 star WR recruit  from Miami Dade the fire hose.  NSL A&T SofM strongly disagrees saying it's graduates are of the highest moral character and that the incident was from the recruit adding that the young woman in question was out of work for a month after and had extra medical costs not covered by Alabama's workmans comp insurance as they said it was a pre-exisiting condition.


September 26th, 2013 at 6:50 PM ^

A Sparty called up the XM-91 college sports show to ask if Alabama was backing down, b/c you know D. Terry will be a senior QB and with the other good recruits ....


September 26th, 2013 at 9:38 PM ^

Chicken!!  No seriously - I was surprised by this scheduling in the first place as Saban is friends with Dantonio so it didn't seem like he would want to embarass a friend; that said I presume Saban though MSU would be a somewhat functioning offensive team by mid decade.    All that said I am all for scheduling SEC teams in home and home series and I sure would not mind if we did what the SEC does and that is schedule Big 10 games early and leave some spots open in November for non conference games - specifically to invite a few SEC powers up to visit northern climates when its 28 degrees and snowing.