Sunday Spartan Scribbles

Sunday Spartan Scribbles

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Sunday Spartan Scribbles

Some quick thoughts on Kenny Willekes, Cody White, Matt Coghlin.  And, as we take in the final round of the PGA Championship, a dietary question regarding a competitor with a shot at raising the Wanamaker.

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Sunday morning coffee (where I’m located in the world, it’s still morning and the coffee is still hot) is best sipped when contemplating some interesting topics related to the Spartans as the team prepares for another week of Fall camp…

KENNY WILLEKES

There seems to be a lot of attention being paid to the guy that was a terror last season and is ready to explode with even more fireworks in 2018.

SpartansWire has been on the Willekes train since before SpartansWire was SpartansWire.

It’s great to see that the masses are, correctly, recognizing that this guy is a monster and that, as one wrap put it, “the sky is the limit” for him.

Here’s the prediction on this Sunday morning:

Kenny Willekes will be First Team All Big Ten, will have his own Bobblehead doll, and will soon star in a action hero motion picture produced by the Marvel Comics people.

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CODY WHITE

The receiving corps for Michigan State is, properly and credibly, being touted as a unit that could be legitimately sensational.

Felton Davis is the star, the veteran, the proven commodity, and the man with the head of hair that is indescribably magnificent.

However, there were plenty of times when Cody White was Brian Lewerke’s key man on key 3rd down situations in 2017.

Here’s a friendly reminder of his 2017 bona fides (pronounced bo-na fee-dees):

  • Named to the BTN All-Freshman Team.
  • Set an MSU true freshman record for most receiving yards in a single season with 490.
  • 35 catches were second most by a true freshman (Sedrick Irvin with 40 in 1996) and most by a true freshman wide receiver (B.J. Cunningham had 41 catches for 528 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2008).
  • Played in all 13 games and started the last six games.

The guy knows how to get it done in pressure packed situations, he has the size (6’3″, 209 pounds) to be a mismatch for the cover guys out there, and, as a sophomore, he’s only just getting started.

Here’s the prediction on this Sunday morning:

Cody White will catch a touchdown pass with under a minute to play in a game – on the road – that will win a game for the Spartans, he will become as reliable of a receiver on this unit as Felton Davis and this will be proven factually through his 3rd down conversion catches all season, and he will be cast by the Marvel Comics producers as one of Kenny Willekes’s loyal and trusted companions in the action hero motion picture referenced above.

MATT COGHLIN

The freckle-faced sophomore specialist already has a legacy moment and he hasn’t even fully entered the final stages of puberty.

Had he managed to avoid the uprights in Evanston, Michigan State might have finished the season 11-2 with a win in a New Year’s Six Bowl.

And, a year later, Coghlin’s two misses against Northwestern will serve as the motivational and fundamental catalysts to a season that earns him at least Second Team All Big Ten Honors.

Here’s the prediction on this Sunday morning:

Coghlin will be successful on better than 85% of his field goal attempts and one of them will win a game for the Spartans as time expires.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITOR BEN KERN

If anyone can provide speculative thoughts on what Ben Kern ate for breakfast this morning, I’d enjoy hearing thought speculative thoughts.

My own speculative thoughts are these:

Flapjacks – tall stack.

Texas toast, buttered and jellied up handsomely.

Sausage.

Bacon.

Biscuits and gravy.

Chocolate milkshake.

Three bananas.

Waffle with maple syrup, whipped cream, and some fruit.

Coffee.

Orange juice.

Power bar.

Bran muffin.

And SpartansWire is pulling hard for Ben Kern to be the one who raises the Wanamaker Trophy later this afternoon.

 

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