Part I: Smith re-taps Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeline with Burnett and Young

PHOTO: Punahou defensive end Kekai Burnett (9) breaks on the snap of the ball while St. Louis offensive tackleRustin Young (73) back pedals into pass protection.  The two friends from rival Honolulu high schools met while working out in the offseason at a football training gym. Now, they're teammates riding Duffy Daugherty's re-tapped Hawaiian Pipeline to Michigan State. Also, read Part II: Duffy's Hawaiian Eyes are smiling By TOM SHANAHAN This sounds counterintuitive, but it’s true. Michigan State’s…

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A Duffy history lesson for Michigan State’s new president

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report PHOTO: Kevin Guskiewicz, captured in this photo as North Carolina's Chancellor, takes over March 4 as Michigan State's President. By TOM SHANAHAN Welcome to Michigan State, President Kevin Guskiewciz. I’ve been told you have a high school and college journalist background. We have that in common, although upon further review I recognize your post-college career leaves me trailing your brain power like a nose tackle chasing a speedy tailback. I also learned that…

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Clint Jones and his 1964 touchdown at North Carolina that history ignored

PHOTO: Clint Jones and Duffy Daugherty. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN CHAPEL HILL – Michigan State College Football Hall of Famer Clint Jones says he wants to live to be a healthy 100 years old. To that end, last week he visited the University of North Carolina’s Center for the Study of Retired Athletes. Jones, 78, was among former NFL players poked and prodded with testing and evaluations. The NFL Players Association sponsored their week through…

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