Next week I'm going to try something a bit different for the blog. I'm going to take your suggestions on five different ways visiting football fans can enjoy East Lansing. Here are the five I'm thinking about:
- Travel to East Lansing
- Places to Eat
- Night Life (aka bars -- a note)
- Parking at the Game/Tailgating Etcetera
- Points of interest not to be missed
Use this Linking Laconically post to nominate places you think I should cover/describe. NOTE: If you are a current student, especially age 21 or older, you will be invaluable in helping out with the Night Life section. One year the Landshark is called the Fratshark, the next it's hosting "Co-Op" Fridays. Anyways, if you've got a place you like to recommend, please put it in the comments below. I might use your comments in the East Lansing Visitors' Guide!
Next, another matchup in the Favorite Spartan Athlete Bracket: Jumpin' Johnny Green against Jehuu Caulcrick. It's up to you who moves on.
Green Thoughts Former State News sportswriter and current Oakland Press MSU Football writer Chris Vannini has a blog. You should check it out.
Roushar's Scheme not all about run game This is what Roushar had to say about his offensive philosophy:
So we're putting a high premium on completions on early downs when we do throw it, whether it be play-action or three-step (drops) or whatever we're doing. And then at the same time, trying to find those places we can take shots down the field.
It sounds like MSU is going to be a bit more pass-oriented on early downs this season, with quick passes aiming to get 2nd and short or 3rd and short. In the same article however:
"Seems like we're taking a lot more shots down the field in practice, so that's exciting," senior receiver B.J. Cunningham said. "We've got guys that can stretch the field and guys that can go get the ball and make plays."
Color me confused. Which is probably what the coaches want.
Michigan State practice notes: Spartans battle through camp and minor injuries | MLive.com A few nicks and bruises, but no one seems to be injured seriously, which is very good news a week and a half into camp. Even better -- none of the players are freshmen.
Pocic changes for the fall Ethan Pocic, a 2013 offensive lineman from Lemont, Illinois, has an offer from MSU as well as Notre Dame and Wisconsin.
Recruiting: Michigan State still in mix for RB William Mahone | Detroit Free Press | freep.com Mahone doesn't seem to be deterred that the Spartans already have their running back for the 2012 class in Nick Tompkins, but I'd still be surprised if he ends up in green and white.
Q&A: Michigan State DT Jerel Worthy - Big Ten Blog - ESPN Interesting information from the article -- Worthy's newest tattoo was done in Ann Arbor.
USA Basketball: USA Men Fight Off Israel For 94-84 Win, Remain Undefeated The closest win the U.S. team has had so far, but they finish undefeated in their pool and will play Lithuania in the quarterfinals on Saturday. Draymond Green is averaging 8.6 points, and in true Draymond fashion, is second on the team in rebounds (6.2 per game), tied for second in assists (2.0 per game) and tied for the team lead in steals (1.6 per game).