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Jimmy Raye works with Connor Cook preparing for draft

Jimmy Raye works with Connor Cook preparing for draft

NOTE: Jimmy Raye was the South's first black quarterback to win a national title when the Spartans and Notre Dame played to a 10-10 in the 1966 Game of the Century. The National Football Foundation presented the MacArthur Bowl to the Spartans and Irish as national co-champions....

Coker surprise hero as Alabama blanks Michigan State

Coker surprise hero as Alabama blanks Michigan State

Nick Saban bumped his perfect record to 9-0 against former assistant coaches, but unless Alabama’s defense-minded boss drew up the offensive game plan, the nation saw why Saban hired Lane Kiffin as his offensive coordinator in 2014.Kiffin came up with a game plan that kept...

Epic drive of 2015 trying to match 1966 title drive

Epic drive of 2015 trying to match 1966 title drive

Michigan State is chasing its first national title since 1966 thanks to the “The Drive”.With that bond between the 2015 and 1966 Spartans, this is a good time to tell you about “the drive”. The lower case letters are intentional because not all drives are treated the same by...

Michigan State wraps up deep and talented Big Ten East

Michigan State wraps up deep and talented Big Ten East

Spartan Stadium was again the “place to be” for Saturday’s final week of the Big Ten regular season.Those were the words Michigan State Coach Mark Dantonio offered in September. They followed a win over Oregon that lifted the Spartans into the national title conversation on the...

Michigan State homecoming for Air Force coach and father

Michigan State homecoming for Air Force coach and father

Air Force assistant football coach John Rudzinski grew up under two strict rules in Green Bay, Wis., before he left home for the Air Force Academy. But the guidelines were unrelated to military academy preparation.His father, former Green Bay Packers and Michigan State...

Michigan State QB Cook learns and reads like a pro

Michigan State QB Cook learns and reads like a pro

Quarterbacks who annually migrate to the San Diego in the winter and spring to work with renowned guru George Whitfield often are those from college spread offenses. They need instruction to adapt pro-style skills they can demonstrate to NFL scouts. Whitfield’s...