No. 8 Michigan State has its best preseason ranking since 1967, when the Spartans were No. 3.
Fresh off a Rose Bowl win and a Big Ten Championship, Michigan State isn’t the favorite to win the Big Ten (Ohio State is). Sports Illustrated has ranked the Spartans 6 in the preseason rankings.
It wasn’t until November last year — after Michigan State pounded rival Michigan — that the idea of the Spartans playing in the Rose Bowl started to feel like a serious possibility.
Another day, another mistake — This time by Ohio State.
247Sports reports Thompson also had offers from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.
Michigan State has played in two of the three Big Ten title games, is the defending Rose Bowl champion and on the best run in program history with 42 wins in four years.
The sign looks amazing — until you give it a closer look.
“After he repeatedly failed to meet the necessary obligations, it became apparent that it was time to dismiss Kenny from the program.”
Defending national champion Florida State is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Amway coaches’ poll.
“We played our best football in November into the championship game and Rose Bowl,” Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio said.