Offensive linemen and defensive linemen are natural enemies. The two positions attract men of similar stature, but they have completely different goals. Offensive linemen wish to protect the quarterback, while defensive linemen wish to sow chaos in the backfield. That’s part of the reason why the relationship between Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun and [...]
Batman (Jack Conklin) and Bane (Shilique Calhoun) Working Together to Take Michigan State Football To New Levels of Success
Celebrated Spartan Defense Gets Nasty When Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi Turns the Dawgs To Vipers with Shilique “THE FREAK” Calhoun
Football is often described as art in motion. If that is true, then Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi is an artist. Year after year, the veteran coach has sculpted dominant defenses at MSU. With the help of his assistants, Narduzzi has combined his great recruiting skills with his brilliant football mind to build a [...]
Spartan Nation Exclusive: Mark Dantonio Goes Back to Texas For Big Time Offensive Line: Tyler Higby!
The Michigan State football program had not brought in a recruit from Texas since 2007. In the span of two weeks this July, two Texans committed to MSU. Enticed by the “No Fly Zone,” West Mesquite cornerback Josh Butler decided on MSU first, on July 21. Tyler Higby, a standout offensive lineman [...]
Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio Lands a Big Talent from the Lonestar State in 2015 CB Commit Josh Butler!
Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio Lands a Big Talent from the Lonestar State in 2015 CB Commit Josh Butler! Texas is a gold mine of top notch high school football talent. College coaches from all across the country swarm the state to pursue some of the nation’s best recruits. Landing a top prospect from [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Newest Spartan Offensive Weapon 2015 WR Commit Felton Davis III Talks Michigan State, Coaches and New Teammates
Class of 2015 Michigan State commit Brian Lewerke told Spartan Nation Radio two weeks ago: “There’s a receiver who just contacted me this morning. We’re going to start up a relationship and hopefully we’ll be able to get him to Michigan State also.” Lewerke and the MSU coaching staff have succeeded in bringing that dynamic [...]
Meet Shelby Staaf, the Amazing Woman who overcame life’s struggles to raise a great QB and a better person: Damion Terry!
Most Michigan State football fans know the story of Damion Terry. The redshirt freshman quarterback came to East Lansing from Erie, Pennsylvania, bringing a track record of success and extraordinary potential with him. On the field he makes plays like superman and off if it he is humble, kind and unimpressed with his own talent. [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Michigan State Football 2015 QB Brian Lewerke Talks About Last Week’s Elite 11 Camp & Spending Time with Current MSU QB Connor Cook
EXCLUSIVE: Michigan State Football 2015 QB Brian Lewerke Talks About Last Week’s Elite 11 Camp & Spending Time with Current MSU QB Connor Cook Finding the right quarterback in a recruiting class is critical for a college coaching staff. Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio and his staff have excelled at this difficult task [...]
Under the Amazing Tutelage of Michigan State Standout LB Coach Mike Tressel the Spartans Don’t Rebuild, They Reload!
Michigan State has quietly turned out a slew of All-American linebackers in its storied history. Carl Banks, Julian Peterson, Ike Reese, Jim Morrissey, and Percy Snow all suited up for the Green and White before going on to successful NFL careers. Now, thanks to the work of linebackers coach Mike Tressel, MSU has become a [...]
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Dantonio Adds His 7th Solid Member to the 2015 Recruiting Class in DE Justice Alexander and He’s “Thrilled,” to be a Spartan!
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Dantonio His 7th Solid Member to the 2015 Recruiting Class in DE Justice Alexander and He’s “Thrilled,” to be a Spartan! Mark Dantonio has made a living on finding hidden gems on the recruiting trail. The veteran head coach has repeatedly transformed little-known recruits into stars during his eight-year tenure at Michigan State. Justice [...]
Overcoming Homelessness, Abuse, Crime and Death Tom Izzo’s New Weapon Marvin Clark Emerges Victorious, Thankful and Ready to Play!
Growing up is hard. Think back to your days in middle school, junior high and high school. Remember how difficult you thought it was to talk to girls or boys, deal with all the drama, and fit in with everyone else? Now imagine trying to grow up without a dad or without a house. [...]