In the midst of a dream season, chaos has erupted.
Congratulations Max Bullough, the senior captain, heart and soul of the Michigan State Spartan football team. You did it. It’s one thing to embarrass yourself, but to embarrass your family’s Spartan blood and your entire University is another story. While what you did hasn’t been publicized yet, we can’t help but be disgusted. Being suspended on the eve of the biggest game of your life, The Rose Bowl, is an absolute disgrace.
Who will step in his place? His younger brother on the team, Riley Bullough, would be an interesting option. But would he play for himself or for his brothers legacy?
I’m not here to speculate on what happened. I’m here to speculate on the aftermath. Max Bullough has been the leader of Michigan State all season. His presence at the middle linebacker position is nothing short of intimidating. His teammates and coaches love him. Now if they lose, will they ever be able to forgive him? Regardless of all of this, he is a lock to be drafted in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Bullough should start preparing for his next obstacle, media scrutiny and endless questions. These questions will be most important at the NFL Combine, when he will be grilled by representatives from every team. How well he answers these questions, despite his on field accolades, can impact his draft selection.
An enormous amount of credit goes out to Head Coach Mark Dantonio for being able to make this decision and sticking by it.
Whether you wanted to or not, way to end your career in the spotlight. This may sound like an attack and there’s no doubt I’m upset, but in all honesty, I will be rooting for Michigan State to overcome this monster distraction and beat Stanford. This is because I’ll always believe that any team is bigger than one player.