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MSU football: The Good, The Bad, The Random vs. The Bye Week

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No games over the weekend, but we still got some hard-hitting takeaways

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If you’re reading this, congrats, you made it out of the bye week alive!

Hope y’all enjoyed the nice weather and got some yard work done before what’s about to a total loss of a productive weekend.

You know the drill (well, maybe you do) by now — here’s the good, the bad and the random from the weekend. The bye week makes this a little light, so feel free to add anything your heart desires in the comments.

The Good

Hats off to Houston crew: You've probably heard by now, but a group of Spartans spent their bye week down in the Houston area assisting with Hurricane Harvey cleanup.

Well done guys, you guys make Spartan Nation great.

Futbol victory: Huh, MSU taking away a game from Michigan on the road as time winds down? Has that happened before?

Kobe shows some love: Nick Ward was hanging out with fan Kobe Bryant, who had this to say:

So, we’re taking that as an endorsement. Run that video on loop in the Breslin whenever a recruit comes to town.

Tailgating paradise: Next Saturday will feature a high of 86 degrees and a low of 57 in East Lansing. Doesn't get much better than that.

The Bad

Minor violations: As reported by the Free Press, MSU football committed 11 minor violations since 2013. All of these are considered “secondary/Level III” violations and just about had zero major repercussions. This is nothing to get riled up over -- really, it shows how intricate the NCAA rulebook is. Whole article is worth reading, but the breakdown of each violation at the bottom of the article is what I found the most interesting.

And guys, don’t get mad at MSU beat reporters for this. Their job is, crazy enough, to report on MSU news. They don’t treat their jobs like a giant fan club like some other schools’ beat writers do.

The Random

Is...Purdue...good?!: Man, I don’t know. I really can’t comprehend this. It’s just three games, but this already looks like quite the impressive year one turnaround by Jeff Brohm as they’re coming off a blowout win against Mizzou, who is technically a SEC team. They can make a noise in the Big Ten West season this year. Probably not win it, but at least give teams a headache.

Huskies > Huskers: Northern Illinois beat Nebraska? Man, great call getting rid of Bo Pelini. Wouldn’t you hate to have a consistent winning team, Husker fans?

Step it up, Zeke: Alright, catching Frisbees is cool. But Zeke, look at this. We need you to add this to your arsenal. I mean, look at all the internet points that are out there for you to get.

White helmets again?: I have a hunch the white helmets will be brought back out again this weekend. I don’t think it will be the all-white everything look, but I think we will see white pants, green jerseys and white helmets. What do you guys want to see this weekend?

Poll

What jersey combo do you want to see MSU wear against Notre Dame?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    White pants, green jerseys, white helmet
    (141 votes)
  • 32%
    All-green everything
    (167 votes)
  • 24%
    All-white everything
    (128 votes)
  • 15%
    White pants, green jersey, green helmet
    (77 votes)
513 votes total Vote Now

...what kind of beverage?: How do you get to keep fans in the stadium during a 1,000-point blowout? Pitt tried to answer.