First Things First: Max Bullough was promoted by Houston.
The news of Bullough returning to the 53-man roster for the Texans was first reported on Wednesday. The former middle linebacker for Michigan State was on the practice squad with fellow MSU graduate Kurtis Drummond, but now joins Brian Hoyer and Keith Mumphery on the active roster, both former Spartans.
Bullough is the 19th player on an NFL 53-man roster who previously attended MSU.
Second Thing: Analysts like Michigan State's chances in landing Miles Bridges.
You guys know Bridges right? The recruit who generates an average of 50+ comments below every article.
Well, the speculation will come to an end on Saturday when Bridges announces his verbal commitment at Mott Community College in Flint at noon. Kentucky and Indiana were the other two finalists on Bridge's list.
Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports said on Thursday that Bridges is "leaning towards" MSU over both the Wildcats and Hoosiers. ESPN recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello wrote that Bridges would take this latest commitment class to another level, as well as replace Denzel Valentine has a "do-it-all performer."
One of the barbers from Coming to America also provided his opinion on Bridges:
Third Thing: Will Michigan State sell beer at Spartan Stadium?
Probably not, considering that it hasn't even been discussed as a possibility, according to athletic director Mark Hollis over a year ago. Plus, they're not currently desperate in attractive fans to the stadium every weekend.
Not like Eastern Michigan who's somehow continuing to compete in the Mid-American Conference for football, even though they're the butt of all the jokes.
To further enhance the fan experience at Rynearson Stadium, and no I don't mean the university is finally getting rid of the track that separates the field and bleachers, but the Eagles allowed the sale of beer during their game against Ball State on Sept. 19, calling the pilot a success.
The Eastern Echo, the student-run newspaper at EMU, said the idea grossed about $4000 but the costs were roughly $7000 due to extra security and $878 for the beer. Less than 5,000 attending the game...
Fourth Thing: Mark Meyers has plead guilty.
Meyers, the junior safety for Michigan State is serving an indefinite suspension for driving impaired on Sept. 6 in East Lansing. Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press reported that there is no word on a change in Meyers status on the team.
In two seasons, Meyers has played in all 27 games, recording a total of eight tackles while primarily playing special teams. He's a two-time Academic All-Big Ten recipient.
Fifth Thing: Mufi Hunt will enroll in January.
Following the footsteps of Chris Frey, Matt Sokol and Tyriq Thompson, Hunt is not attending his LDS mission and plans on attending Michigan State in the winter semester.
Hunt told 92.1 FM in Lansing that he suffered a knee injury at a high school retreat, tearing his PCL and slightly tearing his MCL. The decision to attend MSU early was so Hunt can be treated by the program's trainers, describing them as the best in the nation.
As a family, we prayed on it and discussed it. We thought it was best to come to Michigan State to heal up and have the best trainers in the nation, I think, and to finish off my rehab and get me at 100 percent.
Hunt committed to the Spartans on national signing day, choosing the reigning Cotton Bowl champions over Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon and Utah, among others.
Sixth Thing: Sorry Hard Knocks.
Coach Mark Dantonio doesn't want his players distracted by the camera and not focusing on their objectives, the biggest reason why Michigan State did not play host to the HBO television series.
If you haven't seen the show, here's a snippet of it:
Hard Knocks, who follows an NFL franchise during its training camp to capture the drama/excitement and storylines for the viewers, would have made MSU the first college football program to be filmed by the series.
Personally, having Hard Knocks in East Lansing would have been great for national exposure and increased recruiting interest. But who knows, maybe Jim Harbaugh would like HBO to set up shop in Ann Arbor for a summer.