Author: Reno Arabo

Reno Arabo is a Michigan State Alumni who covers Michigan State, Michigan, and the Big Ten. Follow me at @Reno_Gridiron

There is no dispute that Mel Tucker is the coolest head coach in America. From taking selfies while smoking cigars, to taking pictures grilling (Tuck cookin’) to posing with Paul Bunyan, it is clear that Michigan State loves to post photos of its leader. Even rival fans have taken notice. A Michigan fan account listed how many times each of the top College Football teams from last year posted their head coach. Spoilers; Michigan State wins by a landslide. Check out the @MJoeBean tweet below and some of Tucker’s best pictures. https://twitter.com/MJoeBean/status/1546567396231680003?s=20&t=2ZenwziRjv12DeeVOxrkFA Mel Tucker in a #Relentless Private Jet Tucker…

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If you follow Michigan State recruiting, you know that Mel Tucker has added elite commits to his 2023 class. With 12 commits, MSU is currently ranked No. 22 overall. This ranking includes seven offensive commits. Four-star OIL Cole Dellinger, Four-star IOL Clay Wedin, Four-star RB Kedrick Reescano, Four-star TE Brennan Parachek, Three-star ATH Demitrius Bell, Three-star IOL Johnathan Slack, and Three-star QB Bo Edmundson. Let’s dig deeper into each commit. Cole Dellinger First, let’s start with Michigan State’s most recent commit, Cole Dellinger, 6-4, 280-pound guard out of Clarkston, Michigan. Dellinger picked MSU over LSU and Purdue, where his brother…

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It is no surprise that football head coach Mel Tucker and Offensive Line Coach Chris Kapilovic are looking to revamp an offensive line that has become underwhelming in previous years. The 2023 recruiting class is a good start, but the staff needs to continue to build strong classes. Enter four-star offensive tackle Fletcher Westphal out of Leesburg, VA. Westphal is a massive 6-foot-8, 330-pound tackle with offers from Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Penn State, and others. 247Sports Composite Rankings currently ranks him as the 13th best offensive tackle and the number 216 prospect overall in the 2024 class. An interview with…

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If you are a Michigan State fan bored in the middle of July, you must watch the former Michigan State Basketball players participating in the NBA Summer League.  Some are playing in their first Summer League games trying to make the team like Gabe Brown, some have started playoff games like Xavier Tillman.  Regardless, Spartan fans should tune in and support their former players. Max Christie Bets on Himself Christie entered the 2022 NBA draft after a shaky season despite many Michigan State fans believing that he was not yet ready. He bet on himself and the Los Angeles Lakers…

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Mel Tucker went to Michigan State with a lofty goal in mind; revolutionize Michigan State’s recruiting. Well,  he already picked up eight 4-star commits in the 2023 class. Although, none more significant than 4-star commit Bai Jobe. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound Defensive End picked MSU over Alabama and Oklahoma. According to the 247 Composite Ratings, Jobe is the nation’s No. 64 player overall and the ninth-best edge  rusher.  Certainly, Jobe’s commitment will start a domino effect of other top recruits wanting to join him in East Lansing. However, it is important to note that Jobe is still a raw prospect. Specifically,…

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Right before the country took off for the 4th of July weekend, the Big Ten dropped significant news that impacts every Power 5 program.  The USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins will be joining the Big Ten in the near future. This news has other programs scrambling to find a home in the Big Ten or SEC. There is a possibility that College Football will have two super conferences in the near future. If so, how will this impact the Michigan State Spartans? The Fun Part  First, the fun part, Michigan State will have a lot more money to play with.…

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