Kenneth Walker III might have wrapped an old-school Heisman by now

PHOTO: Kenneth Walker posted his Heisman moment against Michigan with 197 yards and five touchdowns in a 37-33 upset victory over the Wolverines. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The Heisman Trophy used to be about the best player in college football. Now, it’s about the best player drawing the most exposure playing for the two or three teams contending for the national championship. Those select players, backed up by talent of top recruiting classes supporting…

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Tucker’s new contract: Let’s not jump to same conclusions of misinformed in national media

PHOTO: Mel Tucker had a vision for Michigan State when he accepted the job in 2020. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Let’s back up a moment on the rush to judge Michigan State lumping Mel Tucker’s new $95-million contract with Nick Saban, while comparing Saban’s seven national titles to Tucker’s none. The contract raised the stakes in the eyes of media and fans, but not in Tucker’s mind. He raised that bar on his own…

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Double-duty Izzo and the day Mariucci nixed his college football career

PHOTO: Friends and teammates since their Iron Mountain days, Steve Mariucci (L) and Tom Izzo. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Alan Haller now occupies the seat behind the big desk as Michigan State’s new athletic director. Mel Tucker has the football team off to an impressive start. All of this allows Tom Izzo to focus on the upcoming basketball season. No need for the school to seek double duty from Izzo when the athletic department…

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