Spartan football's fall lineup is going to add some much-needed bulk, now that defensive tackle Daniel Zynn has committed to play. The 6-foot-4, 303-pound Zynn was one of the best defensive tackles coming out of high school, and was ranked second at the California Nike Camp.
Reports from The Grand Rapids Press on Tuesday named former MSU head football coach Bobby Williams - along with MSU running backs coach Reggie Mitchell - as two of six finalists for the Eastern Michigan head coaching position. Neither Williams nor Mitchell were available for comment Tuesday, although Eastern Michigan athletics director David Diles maintained that the Eagles would not be confirming reports considering their vacant coaching position. "I will not confirm or deny anything regarding (the position)," Diles said.
MSU's seniors went out with a bang in their final home game. Led by quarterback Jeff Smoker and defensive end Greg Taplin, the Spartans (8-4 overall, 5-3 Big Ten) beat Penn State (3-9, 1-7) Saturday, 41-10, finishing the season with their best record since 1999 and snapping a three-game losing streak.
As MSU's season moves downhill with three consecutive losses, injuries continue to plague the team.One of the downfalls of the past week occurred on Thursday, when sophomore safety Eric Smith came down wrong, twisting his knee when defending a pass thrown to senior wide receiver Ziehl Kavanaght.On Saturday, head coach John L.
Madison, Wis. - It began with a flash of brilliance, but as the season has carried on, MSU's hopes have dimmed. Mistakes and injuries wore on the Spartans again as they lost their third straight game, this time a 56-21 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. The loss likely dropped the Spartans (7-4 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) out of contention for a New Year's Day bowl game and also dropped them out of The Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today top 25 polls. "We got our tails kicked, right up between our shoulders," head coach John L.
Madison, Wis. - MSU lost any remaining chance of tying for the conference crown as the Spartans fell, 56-21, to Wisconsin on the road. The Spartans (7-4 overall, 4-3 Big Ten) looked lackluster from the start, giving up 28 first-half points en route to losing their third straight Big Ten game Saturday. "We weren't ready to play," MSU head coach John L.
After suffering a neck injury in Saturday's game at Ohio State, sophomore left tackle Stefon Wheeler returned to East Lansing on Sunday night.Results were negative on an MRI done Sunday, but Wheeler will not return for Saturday's game against Wisconsin.