Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018 EAST LANSING — Brian Lewerke looked to his right. Then he looked to his left. That’s where Andre Welch stood, wide open, near the left sideline. Lewerke eyed him briefly, then turned his head back the other way and fired toward Felton Davis III in the end zone. Central Michigan’s Sean Bunting stepped in front of the pass. Another interception added to Lewerke’s growing turnover total. But like the four interceptions before that, there remains room for debate whether the junior quarterback is to blame or whether he is a victim of circumstances. After Saturday’s 31-20 win over the Chippewas, Lewerke initially said he felt the CMU defensive back interfered with Davis. His opinion changed after rewatching the play. But Lewerke still felt it was the right call to throw to Davis on the slant rather than to Welch in the flat. Solari: Michigan State's offense must step up in vital October … [Read more...] about Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke: Examining each turnover
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Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 5:18 PM EDT Sep 26, 2018 EAST LANSING — Chuck Bullough spent the past three years at Eastern Michigan before returning to his alma mater. And Michigan State’s new defensive ends coach brings with him vital experience and knowledge in how to game-plan for Central Michigan. He’s not alone, either. Fellow new assistant coaches Paul Haynes and Don Treadwell both were at Kent State last year. And first-year MSU special teams analyst Shayne Graham was at CMU a year ago as special teams coordinator under coach John Bonamego. “So we have some guys on staff here that have experience against Central Michigan,” Bullough said Wednesday of the 18th-ranked Spartans’ game Saturday against the Chippewas (noon, FS1). More: Michigan State football bowl predictions: Spartans seem Florida bound More: Michigan State football's ailing pass defense could find cure in CMU Haynes was head coach at his alma mater Kent State in … [Read more...] about Michigan State’s new coaches helping prepare for CMU
Chris Solari Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 EAST LANSING — It’s a position for which Mike Tressel has been groomed. The question is, where will Michigan State’s new defensive coordinator be inside Spartan Stadium come game day? Tressel and Mark Dantonio will have that figured out when the lights come on for the season-opener against Utah State on Aug. 31. Until then … “We’ll have him up and down and all around to try and figure it out,” Dantonio said. “It’s about where he’s most comfortable and where I’m most comfortable.” After three seasons sharing the title with Harlon Barnett, who left in January to run the defense at Florida State, the longtime linebackers coach now takes over as Dantonio’s main defensive coordinator this season. It is now all on the longtime linebackers coach to be the synapse between Dantonio’s brain and an MSU defense that returns almost … [Read more...] about Michigan State football: Press box or sideline for DC Mike Tressel?
David Goricki The Detroit News Published 10:04 p.m. UTC Jun 12, 2018 Macomb Dakota head baseball coach Matt Carley attended high school graduation Sunday afternoon, honoring 10 of his seniors who were picking up their diplomas. Dakota earned its first regional championship since 2007 when Carley was then an assistant coach. Dakota (29-8) blanked Fraser 5-0 in a Division 1 regional semifinal Saturday before defeating Catholic League champion Warren De La Salle — which won the Division 1 state championship in 2016 — 2-1 in the regional title game. Now, Dakota will move on to Wayne State University where it will have a Division 1 state quarterfinal game against Grosse Pointe South at 1 p.m. Tuesday. South (28-12) defeated U-D Jesuit, 7-1, in the regional final at Grosse Pointe North. Dakota earned the Macomb Area Conference Red Division championship this season, after finishing third a year ago when it also suffered an opening-round loss in the districts. Dakota … [Read more...] about Macomb Dakota seeks first state quarterfinal baseball win
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Autism treatment firm lands $8-million state grant, spends big on governor's race Centria Healthcare, under investigation for Medicaid fraud by the Michigan Attorney General, is among top donors to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley's campaign. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 18 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs John Wisely and Elisha Anderson, Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 | Updated 10:35 a.m. ET Feb. 25, 2018 CLOSE Lt. Gov. Brian Calley talks about Centria Healthcare, a company that provides autism therapy and is under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 18 COMMENT … [Read more...] about Autism treatment firm lands $8-million state grant, spends big on governor’s race