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Jim Harbaugh blames Mark Dantonio for on field Paul Bunyan trophy celebration

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When Michigan and Michigan State play in football, it is about the game first and foremost. But it is also about something else that goes to the winner.

The Paul Bunyan trophy.

As you know if you are a fan of either team, the school that wins the game gets rewarded with the Paul Bunyan trophy.

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On Saturday, following the Wolverine’s 21-7 win over the Spartans, the Michigan players ran to the trophy, picked it up, and proceeded to celebrate around Michigan State’s field.

That is something that is rather new as the trophy presentation was always something that would take place in the locker room.

On Monday, Wolverines’ head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke about how that locker room tradition changed when Mark Dantonio decided to have his team celebrate on the field with the trophy following a win. Now there is a new tradition and Harbaugh seems completely fine with it.

This rivalry sure is getting interesting!

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Dear Spartans: You wanted Michigan to take you seriously, now you have to deal with it

For the past decade, Michigan State has pretty much dominated Michigan when it comes to football, there is no arguing that.

Heading into Saturday, the Spartans had beaten the Wolverines in eight of the previous ten matchups and covered the point spread in all 10 of those games. To say the rivalry was one-sided would be an understatement.

But for the Spartans and their fans, it was never good enough.

Something has been missing

Despite constantly taking Michigan behind the woodshed, there was always the feeling that something was missing from the big game. For Michigan State, their annual game against Michigan has always been their biggest game of the season. It has always been the one game they wanted to win at all cost. After all, the Wolverines have always been their biggest rival and they always will be.

But for Michigan, that has never been the case and it has bothered the Spartans (and many of their fans) for a long time, though they probably will not admit it.

To read the rest of the article, please click on the link below.

https://detroitsportsnation.com/u-of-m-news/apowell/dear-spartans-you-wanted-michigan-to-take-you-seriously-now-you-have-to-deal-with-it/10-2018/197356/

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Detroit Lions ‘All-Local’ 2019 NFL Mock Draft

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This coming Thursday, the 2019 NFL Draft will officially begin.

Over the past few months, if you are anything like me, you have read literally hundreds upon hundreds of Detroit Lions’ mock drafts.

So, I figured it would be fun to think outside the box (but inside the state) to come up with what an ‘All-local’ Lions draft could look like.

Check it out.

Round 1 – Devin Bush Jr. (LB) Michigan or Rashan Gary (DL) Michigan

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Round 2 – Justin Layne (CB) Michigan State or David Long (CB) Michigan

Round 3 – Sean Bunting (CB) Central Michigan or Chase Winovich (DL) Michigan

Round 4 – Maxx Crosby (Edge) Eastern Michigan

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Round 5 – Khari Willis (S) Michigan State

Round 6 – Xavier Crawford (CB) Central Michigan

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Round 6 – Karan Higdon (RB) Michigan

Round 7 – Zach Gentry (TE) Michigan

Round 7 – LJ Scott (RB) Michigan State

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Now, I know there is a .0000001% chance of this actually happening, but those players should be available when the Lions are on the clock in each round.

If you want to read my ‘Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL mock draft’ please click on the link below. It also includes a local player.

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

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BREAKING: Michigan defensive end Ryan Veingrad announces he is transferring

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According to University of Michigan defensive end Ryan Veingrad, he will enter the transfer portal and hopes to play elsewhere in the future.

Veingrad, who was a walk-on, is a survivor of Hodgkins Lymphoma. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.

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Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

Detroit Lions’ Perfect 2019 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition

It has been a marathon but we are almost to the promised land which is the 2019 NFL Draft!

After hours and hours of research, all of the so-called “experts” will soon be unveiling their final mock draft of the season and none of them will end up being correct.

I, on the other hand, do not claim to be an expert. Instead, I am just a huge fan of the Detroit Lions who happens to believe to know what the Lions’ biggest needs are and which available prospects can fill those needs.

That being said, here is my final crack at what I believe the “perfect” Detroit Lions’ draft would look like.

*Remember, this is NOT what I think Lions’ GM Bob Quinn WILL do in the upcoming draft, it is what I think he SHOULD do.

Round 1, Pick 8

Ed Oliver (DL) Houston

I absolutely LOVE Ed Oliver if he is available when the Detroit Lions are on the clock with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the draft. Whether or not he will be available is the big question.

Oliver is an absolute beast and he could come in and make an immediate impact for a Lions defense that should be greatly improved in 2019.

From Dane Brugler (The Athletic):

STRENGTHS: Fluid body control to wriggle off blocks…excellent foot quickness and change of direction skills…shot out of a cannon with his first step…forces holding penalties due to his gap quickness…creates knockback with his speed-to-power skills…ball awareness to track through blocks…uses natural leverage to stay underneath the pads of blockers…better than expected play strength as a run defender…highly aggressive motor and effort never wanes, chasing down plays near the sidelines…dominated from the moment he stepped onto campus and leaves as a three-time All-American, collecting 54.0 tackles for loss over 33 career starts.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks desired frame and length…needs to continue and develop his body and stay in the 280-285 pound range (weighed 274 for most of his final season at Houston)…relied more on motor than brute power to overwhelm blockers in college…not a bull rusher…undeveloped approach with his hands…below- average counter measures once locked up…faced inferior competition in the AAC…several immature moments in college, including an on-field altercation with head coach Major Applewhite regarding a coat issue on the sideline — Oliver has a “young attitude” and has “growing up to do,” according to an NFL scout…missed five games as a junior with a right knee bruise (November 2018) and was limited at the combine with a strained hamstring (February 2019).

SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Houston, Oliver was one of college football’s most disruptive players over the last three years, spending most of his time at nose tackle for the Cougars. With his football flexibility and natural biomechanics, he has rare athletic ability for the position with the backfield vision to recognize play designs and disrupt from different angles. Oliver still requires time to develop his body, mind and technique at the next level. He will struggle with long-armed blockers who get to his frame and control his chest, but his energy and motor are both elite. Overall, Oliver won’t be a natural fit for every NFL scheme, but he is an ideal one-gap penetrator due to his athleticism, instincts and relentless nature, projecting best when he is lined up closest to the football.

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WATCH: Michigan’s Rashan Gary take HUGE shot at Michigan State

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The trash talk will never end.

Former Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary recently joined The Rich Eisen Show and he laid into the Michigan State Spartans.

Watch ad Gary, who did not even play in last year’s matchup against MSU referred to them as “little sister.”

Gary also went on to remind everybody that Michigan runs the state.

The pride comes before the fall?

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