Lewerke, LJ, Willis To Rep MSU At Big Ten Media Days

Lewerke, LJ, Willis To Rep MSU At Big Ten Media Days

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Lewerke, LJ, Willis To Rep MSU At Big Ten Media Days

Michigan State announces that the three key contributors will represent the Spartans in Chicago next week at Big Ten Media Days.  It’s a good indication of what the program thinks of these three as leaders.

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If Brian Lewerke is not named one of Michigan State’s captains this Fall, I will commit to eating nothing but latkes, smoked whitefish sandwiches, baked kasha knish, and noodle kugel from Ann Arbor’s Zingerman’s Deli for all of my meals throughout the 2018 college football season.

Lewerke is on the verge of making it clear to the nation that his name isn’t LaWork and his teammates, coaches, and everyone else within a hundred miles of the kid all know he’s the leader of this year’s Spartan squad.

Lewerke might remind a lot of folks of Kirk Cousins next week in Chicago now that he’s been named one of the three Spartans to represent the program at the Big Ten Media Days.

LJ Scott and Khari Willis will join Lewerke – and this is yet another great signal that the chemistry for this year’s team will pick up right where the magnificent vibe of the 2017 Spartans’ team left off.

It’s not a stretch to say that Chris Frey and Brian Allen may go down as the most important captains during the Mark Dantonio Era.

The way they picked up the entire program after the mess of 2016 and led, led, led symbolizes that the role of a team captain isn’t just symbolism.

The three Spartans who will be in Chicago may end up having the responsibility of grabbing the leadership torch from Frey and Allen and seeing to it that the locker room is as strong and as cohesive as ever.

If you’re looking for signs about the state of LJ Scott’s mind, focus, and commitment, take this as a sign that the monster is ready to explode.

If you’re looking for signs that Khari Willis is ready to become the latest in a long line of No Fly Zone destroyers, take this as a sign that he’s ready to lock down in all ways.

I’ll go ahead and speculate that Joe Bachie might round out a four-man captaincy once all is said and done – but maybe there isn’t enough room in Coach D’s back seat for all of these guys to make the drive to Chicago.

If you’re looking for any signs that Dantonio has his finger on the pulse of the program once again, you really don’t need any signs for that but this should do.

Recognition of the unquestioned leader in Lewerke – check.

A show of trust, faith, and excitement for what LJ can do this Fall – check.

An indication that the No Fly Zone is positioned for greatness in 2018 – check.

I’ll see you fellas in Chicago.

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