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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Time to redefine Power 5 to the same old College Football Playoff candidates

PHOTO: Tua Tagovailoa leaving Hawaii for Alabaster, Alabama, is just one of many examples of a handful of schools dominating recruiting rankings on their way to College Football Playoff berths. By TOM SHANAHAN College football's Power 5 label needs to be redefined. It’s no longer a reference to the five major conferences – Southeastern, Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac-12. Welcome to the annual Alabama-Clemson Invitational. Ohio State has joined the two mainstays again, but depending…

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