The Bullough Legacy Is Earned, Authentic, and Powerful In Every Way

The Bullough Legacy Is Earned, Authentic, and Powerful In Every Way

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The Bullough Legacy Is Earned, Authentic, and Powerful In Every Way

The story of the Bullough family and it’s inexorable connection to Michigan State Football is well documented. But it’s a story that can’t be told enough times – and the re-telling of it is warranted with each and every Bullough that’s made an impact on the university and the football program.

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So many football programs across America talk about how the special nature of the program creates a family atmosphere.

And in so many cases, that is, of course, true.

But if someone can show me a football program that has a family that is as authentically, enduringly, and meaningfully ingrained in its football program as the Bullough family is with Michigan State University and the school’s football program, I’d love to know what that program is.

The piece below tells the story in as meaningful of a way as I’ve seen or heard it be told.

Chuck’s Bullough’s return to his alma mater where he now serves as the defensive ends coach on Mark Dantonio’s staff means so much more than having a great coach to lead the defensive ends on the team.

Chuck Bullough’s DNA is Green & White – and the pride he has in his family’s connection to Michigan State is as compelling as his tackles were fierce during his days as a linebacker back in the 1980s.

All of the Bulloughs who have made Michigan State such a vital part of their lives have contributed to the way Spartans all over have their own pride in the school.

Only one of Michigan State’s nine Big Ten Championships has not had a Bullough on the team or the staff (1978).

How about what SpartansWire has celebrated before?  The way in which there seems to be about ten or twenty different brother combinations on every Spartan roster?

The Allens.

The Dowells.

The Panasiuks.

The Pekos.

How about Spartans who have followed in their father’s footsteps?

Morrissey, Krumm, Hallock, Miller, and more.

I would be really intrigued to hear about another college football program that has had as much of a true, deep family dynamic that Michigan State has had.

And it all starts with the Bulloughs.

This video below tells the story.

It’s a story about Spartan Pride, of course.

But, it’s also a story about how family is one of the few things that people can legitimately say “that’s what life is all about.”

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