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This was a game where State battled back from down 18 to have the game decided on a weak call by the refs in overtime. In a game where they were letting them play to some degree, they let it be decided on a weak call on Valentine in overtime. I think it was a shame for the end like that; let the players decide it by playing!
Dantonio has built this program on the “chip on our shoulder mentality”, so with U of M getting all the hype on national signing day plays right into that. Michigan always has a top recruiting class, yet we have beaten them seven of the last eight years on the field where it counts. This time next year, it will eight out of nine years!
The term “five-tool player” is used in baseball terminology to describe a player with phenomenal skills. One who can hit for power, hit for average, field, throw and have speed. Some who come to mind in my lifetime are Willie Mays, Mickey Mantle, Roberto Clemente, Hank Aaron and Ken Griffey Jr. just to name a few.