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07:37 AM ET 01.01 | Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis wasn't going to be surprised by the news or the speculation. [Hollis] makes it a point to stay on top of his programs, so he was very much aware of new reports surfacing that Texas continues to pursue his head football coach, Mark Dantonio. "I'm not concerned," Hollis said late on New Year's Eve. "It's great to have coaches that are pursued, but I have a very good sense with where Mark is at. I feel comfortable about our future." Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com reported that the Longhorns would like to speak with Dantonio as their head coaching search continues. The website also reported that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson was set to interview Louisville's Charlie Strong on Tuesday, and already has spoken with Vanderbilt's James Franklin.

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January 1, 2014  08:31 AM ET

Same could be said about the republic of texas

January 1, 2014  09:38 AM ET
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Same could be said about the republic of texas

Our governor thinks it's a monarchy

January 1, 2014  11:28 AM ET
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Our governor thinks it's a monarchy

No doubt. That's not good hair thats just a perfectly coiffed crown.

January 1, 2014  11:29 AM ET

If Chip Brown reported it than it almost certainly is false.

January 1, 2014  12:43 PM ET

This is for Dearborn Sparty: Any word on why Max Bullough was suspended for today's Rose Bowl game? His absence will be a huge void on the defensive side of the ball for MSU.

FWIW, Buckeyes' Noah Spence was also suspended by the B1G for the first three games of the 2014 season. Rumors (nothing confirmed) on the ESPiN boards say that the B1G did surprise drug tests around Christmas on select teams and that Spence had PEDs in his system. Could that also be the case with Bullough?

January 1, 2014  02:16 PM ET
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...FWIW, Buckeyes' Noah Spence was also suspended by the B1G for the first three games of the 2014 season...

B1G also declared Spence ineligible for the Orange Bowl.

January 1, 2014  04:15 PM ET
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... the B1G did surprise drug tests around Christmas on select teams...

More specifically, the B1G tested both tOSU and MSU prior to the CCG 12/7.

January 1, 2014  04:17 PM ET
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B1G also declared Spence ineligible for the Orange Bowl.

To clarify: Spence will miss the Orange Bowl, plus the opening two games of the '14 season with Navy and Virginia Tech (total of 3).

January 1, 2014  09:31 PM ET
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This is for Dearborn Sparty: Any word on why Max Bullough was suspended for today's Rose Bowl game? His absence will be a huge void on the defensive side of the ball for MSU.FWIW, Buckeyes' Noah Spence was also suspended by the B1G for the first three games of the 2014 season. Rumors (nothing confirmed) on the ESPiN boards say that the B1G did surprise drug tests around Christmas on select teams and that Spence had PEDs in his system. Could that also be the case with Bullough?

I believe you are correct. This was a Big Ten thing. Spence got three games. Bullough graduated in December, so he's done. I am surprised that MSU has been able to keep it under wraps, but this so the only scenario that makes sense.

January 1, 2014  09:34 PM ET
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More specifically, the B1G tested both tOSU and MSU prior to the CCG 12/7.

Why do I suspect that TSUN was behind that?

January 1, 2014  10:07 PM ET

Congrats to the refs in the Rose Bowl. They must have all been Spartan Alums. Never saw a pass 20 feet over somebody's head get a PI before. And congrats to David Shaw's lobotomy surgeon. I can't even see the scar. Running it 4 times in a row against a defense you haven't been able to run it on all day. Good play calling dummy. Reminded me of his first bowl game as a head coach. Can't remember who or what bowl, but Stanford only lost because of his terrible play calling then, now he and the refs cost the Farm this one. Michigan St. would be a lower tier team in the Pac-12 South. Enjoy this empty one guys.

January 1, 2014  11:30 PM ET
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Stanford only lost because of his terrible play calling then, now he and the refs cost the Farm this one. Michigan St. would be a lower tier team in the Pac-12 South. Enjoy this empty one guys.

Extra sharp or goat?

January 1, 2014  11:46 PM ET
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Why do I suspect that TSUN was behind that?

<grins>

Conspiracy theory is alive and well in the B1G. Actually, I believe it's been conference SOP since the CCG has been instituted.

Again, congratulations on your Spartans' win, DS.

January 2, 2014  12:00 AM ET
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Congrats to the refs in the Rose Bowl. They must have all been Spartan Alums. Never saw a pass 20 feet over somebody's head get a PI before. And congrats to David Shaw's lobotomy surgeon. I can't even see the scar. Running it 4 times in a row against a defense you haven't been able to run it on all day. Good play calling dummy. Reminded me of his first bowl game as a head coach. Can't remember who or what bowl, but Stanford only lost because of his terrible play calling then, now he and the refs cost the Farm this one. Michigan St. would be a lower tier team in the Pac-12 South. Enjoy this empty one guys.

And speaking of conspiracy theorists...

FWIW, Sandy, the officials were from the Big XII. In the 2012 Fiesta Bowl (Stanford lost in OT to Oklahoma State 41-38), the officials were from the SEC. Naturally, the PAC 12 is CFB's dartboard.

It's a new year, but reassuring to know that we can count on your predictable aplomb at armchair quarterbacking. Peace out.

 
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