It’s here! It’s here! It’s finally here! Fall Camp kicked off officially on Saturday morning. Arthur Ray was not listed on the 105 man roster, which is crap. Dantonio is excited about his young players. Specifically, Aaron Burbridge, MSU’s highest ranked recruit is reportedly qualified and showed up to camp yesterday. Most of the rest of the articles are just rehashes of the same.
On a less fortunate note, Devin Thomas has retired from the NFL. Thank you for catching passes in 2007 even when you were triple covered and Brian Hoyer didn’t give a damn he was throwing to you in triple coverage no matter what.
Graduation Chart ( as of 8/5/2012)
* – indicates a player where pursuing a sixth year of eligibility has been discussed.
As you can see, I didn’t try to figure out who’s going to redshirt this year. Some of the positions like QB and Kicker are gimmes, everything else is up to the cosmos of college football gods. I also stayed away from 2012 NFL defections. Gholston, Bullough, Lewis and Allen are all suspect, but, it’s a fool’s errand trying to find logic in the chambers of the human heart.
President Simon kicking athletic ass and taking names
Lou Anna Simon recently agreed to become the next chairwoman of the NCAA executive committee. When I was at MSU one of my professors talked about how McPherson was a “great get” for the University and how Simon was a bit of a reach. After a few years of Simon, I couldn’t disagree more. Simon has performed not just in the scope of athletics, but managing to grow the university during one of the hardest economic times in Michigan’s history. Congrats to her on this position.