Michigan State’s challenge: Hire a football coach who understands the Spartans’ legacy under Duffy

By TOM SHANAHAN The sexual harassment charge against former Michigan State football coach Mel Tucker dropped a nuclear bomb on the program, leaving a plethora of issues to resolve. We face months of dealing with the aftermath. I’ll leave to others dissecting X’s and O’s for the remaining eight games, the transfer portal impact, the 2024 recruiting class and the impeding litigation over firing Tucker. Same with listing names of leading candidates to take over program. My bailiwick,…

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Remembering Charlie Wedemeyer

PHOTO (Michigan State Athletics): Charlie Wedemeyer was an all-purpose quarterback, flanker and holder. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report “Spartan Verses” was a book of poems by Michigan State’s Pat Gallinagh, an Academic All-American defensive lineman on the Spartans’ 1965 and 1966 national championship teams. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame inducted Charlie Wedemeyer, a three-year Michigan State letterman, 1966-68, on Jan. 21 in his home state of Hawaii. REMEMBERING CHARLIE WEDEMEYER Feb. 19, 1946-June 3, 2010 Punahou School,…

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Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeliner Charlie Wedemeyer returns home to Polynesian Football Hall of Fame induction

PHOTO: Charlie Wedemeyer's athletic career spans his career at Michigan State, coaching at Los Gatos High in the Bay Area and his induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame in Hawaii. He was joined in this photo around him left-to-right: NFL coaches Jon Gruden and John Madden, two family friends, former 49ers coach Steve Mariucci and Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN A high school coach’s invaluable role too…

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