100 Days Until Kickoff - 100 Reasons To Celebrate

100 Days Until Kickoff - 100 Reasons To Celebrate

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100 Days Until Kickoff - 100 Reasons To Celebrate

The season opener for Michigan State is a mere 100 days away.  @MSU_Football is taking us all the home with stats, memories, and players from Coach D’s 100 wins as the head coach for the Green & White.

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We’ll be checking in with Michigan State’s official Twitter account every day between now and the season opener now that we know this will be a place to find memorable moments, iconic players, meaningful stats, and probably all sorts of other treats for Spartans.

Moments we’re expecting to be able to celebrate in some way over these next 100 days –

Despite that really, really fat guy for Baylor scoring a touchdown and despite Baylor having Art Briles as head coach, Michigan State reminded Baylor that it’s Baylor with a never-to-be-forgotten 42-41 win in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic on New Year’s Day, 2015.

Before “Little Giants” was even a sparkle in Coach D’s eye, he called a play that, as far as I can tell, never got any nifty nickname but managed to put another nail in Notre Dame’s coffin when Brian Hoyer pretended to fumble the snap, pretended to bobble the ball along the grass but really was holding it in his hand a foot or so above the grass, lulled the Notre Dame players to sleep, and found Kellen Davis for a touchdown that helped make Mark Dantonio’s first trip to South Bend as Michigan State’s head coach a standard visit for Michigan State (i.e. Michigan State beat Notre Dame like a drum).  Suggestion for a posthumous name for the play: Banana Split Served Cold For Jabba.

Before “Rocket” was even a sparkle in Coach D’s eye, former head Badger Bret Bielema demonstrated why he’s no longer a head coach by mismanaging the clock in a way that gave us reason to speculate that Bielema doesn’t know the difference between a clock that tells time and a banana split that distracts Charlie Weis from thinking about how to defend Michigan State – and Brett Swenson was true at the gun in 2008.

Wisconsin seasons often go to Spartan Stadium to die and, in 2010, when Kirk Cousins found BJ Cunningham in the endzone on a gusty 4th and goal call in one of the more under appreciated wins of Dantonio’s career, the Badgers were toast.

I get a kick out of the way Buckeyes claim that the 2011 season didn’t really count since Ray Finkle was Ohio State’s head coach while Urban Meyer spent time with his family.  I also get a kick out of knowing that the Spartans’ 10-7 win over the Buckeyes in Columbus that season was every bit as entertaining as the time Bill Vena ate 17 tacos at my 9th birthday party.

We’re looking forward to seeing if these and so many other great moments will be commemorated by @MSU_Football….

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