Two of my fan favorites entered the transfer portal this week

Jeff P entered the portal today. I always liked him. He was the underrated Dantonio-era-type guy that exceeded expectations. He has three years of eligibility. This feels like a big blow. Still, we have a LOT of talent, as illustrated below.

Elijah Collins also entered the portal this week. You should know his story. Seems like a really great character guy. Led the team in rushing his freshman year, followed by getting absolutely WRECKED by COVID, being K9's #1 cheerleader, and being massively under-appreciated by the coaching staff this year. Again, there's a ton of RB depth.

While both of these feel like big losses, it's important to note that NOT A SINGLE transfer out of MSU since the start of the portal has gone on to have a good college football career at a similar school. Talent-wise, the two biggest losses were Luke Fulton and Kalon Gervin. Fulton, who was kicked off the team for getting in a fight, is now a third-string MLB at Kentucky. Gervin is a second-string CB at Kansas. Beyond that you'd have to make a case for Rocky Lombardi or Ladarius Jefferson and I'm just not picking them over Russo/Thorne or K9/Berger.

Regardless, I still trust in Tucker and think good days are ahead of us! Now, if only we could find some good starting OL and DBs....

Pos Player 1 Player 2 Player 3 Player 4 Player 5 Player 6
WR-X Mosley, Tre RS JR Fitzpatrick, Christian RS SO/TR Johnson, Aziah Smith, Jaelen
WR-Z Coleman, Keon SO Gates, Antonio RS FR Glover, Jaron FR
WR-F Foster Jr., Montorie JR Henry, Tyrell FR McDonald, Cade RS JR
LT Baldwin, Brandon RS SO/TR Lepo, Ashton FR Miller, Braden FR
LG Duplain, J.D. SR Broscious, Gavin FR Phillips, Kristian FR Dellinger, Cole
OC Samac, Nick SR Fincher, Dallas RS SO
RG VanDeMark, Geno RS FR Wigenton, Kevin R-FR
RT Blackstock, Keyshawn Brown, Spencer RS JR Boyd, Ethan RS FR Ramil, Stanton
H Back Carr, Maliq RS SO/TR Hopper, Tyneil SR Masunas, Michael FR Nickel, Jack FR
TE Franklin, Jaylen SR Faleye, Ademola SO Morris, Evan R-JR Parachek, Brennan
QB Thorne, Payton RS JR Kim, Noah RS SO Houser, Katin FR Leavitt, Sam
RB Berger, Jalen RS SO/TR Berger, Jalen RS SO/TR Carter, Nathan FR Mangham, Jaren SR Simmons, Jordon, JR Barbarin, Jaelon
SDE Bogle, Kris SR Dunn, Avery RS SO Ken Talley, R-FR Schott, James FR
DT Harmon, Derrick RS FR Adeleye, Tunmise Butler, Dre SR Van Summeran, Alex FR Depaepe, Andrew
DT Barrow Jr., Simeon RS SO Jackson, Jarrett, SR Hansen, Maverick RS JR Thompson Jalen
WDE Young, Zion FR Wright, Brandon SR Brown, Itayvion RS SO/TR Jobe, Bai
WLB Windmon, Jacoby SR Brule, Aaron GR/TR Carter, Quavian, FR Hall, Jordan
MLB Haladay, Cal RS SO Gaoteote, Ma'a SO Alexander, Aaron FR
CB Melvin, Semar SO Coley, Caleb FR Rucker, Chance
S Mangham, Jaden FR Spencer, Malik FR Kirk AJ R-FR Fay, Hamp R-FR Primm, Davion R-FR
S Majeed, Khalil R-FR Jones, Malcolm FR Joiner, Harold R-SR Brown, Sean
CB Brantley, Charles SO Lowery Jr., Marqui RS SO/TR Willie, Ade FR Pleasant, Eddie
NB Snow, Darius JR Grose, Angelo JR White, Justin RS JR Tatum, Dillon FR Kimbrough, Chester SR/TR
PT Eckley, Ryan FR Morris, Evan RS JR
PK Kim, Jonathan SR Patton, Ben RS JR/TR Rusnak, Stephen SO
KO Kim, Jonathan SR Rusnak, Stephen SO
LS Pepper, Hank SO Donovan, Michael RS FR
KR Henry, Tyrell FR
KR2 McDonald, Cade RS JR
PR McDonald, Cade RS JR

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