Hondo S. Carpenter

Hello folks!
Thanks again for taking the time to read Spartan Nation.

  • On today’s Hondo’s House my guest will be Ryan Van Dyke. Former Marshall high, MSU and current Grand Rampage of the arena league QB.
  • There is no Hondo’s House on Friday. ABC 53 has Big Ten tournament coverage. We will however have a special edition on Wednesday at 7:30. We will be talking MSU basketball and hockey leading up to the Big Ten tournament and the CCHA playoffs. My special guest will be Todd Schulz from the Lansing State Journal.
  • As first reported here on my blog, Shaun Alexander re-signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Props to the Hawks and Shaun for a great deal for both parties.
  • With Jim McElwain gone from the MSU staff, I said it before and I am going to reiterate it again, he needs to look for someone with some MSU ties. I was in no way against MSU going outside “the family” for a head coach, nor was I against him bringing in some of his staff, but it is a travesty the way any MSU connections have been ignored. I have talked to recruits and coaches and we need people on this staff that can sell MSU. Finally he hired former QB Dan Enos, and he needs another one. Truthfully, it is all a mute point if he doesn’t win 8 games this season (I think he will) but he has to win to keep his job and we will see with this hire if he is thinking “save my job” or “long term”. I hope he thinks long term.
  • You can see both of the NFL and NFLPA statements on the site so I won’t say it again. However, my thoughts to both groups, especially the owners: get it done!
  • How far can MSU go in the BTT? What a great question you ask? I know and I have no clue. They have the talent to win it and the ability to lose in round 2 with what looks to be yet another game with Illinois. We shall see. I sincerely believe that this team can win it all, but that is a tall mountain to climb.
  • I think that MSU easily handles Alaska-Fairbanks in the CCHA playoffs this weekend however. Rick Comley has this club clearly on the right path. I must admit that I am a bit elated because I took so much grief for my unquestioned support of him both at the time of hire and through it all. This success and the future success couldn’t have happened to a better man and I am thrilled for MSU but also for him.
  • Our prayers continue to go out to the family and to Kirby Puckett. As you first saw here on my blog, he is in the hospital and in critical condition. You should read yesterday’s blog for all the details.
  • It is only 7 months and 1 day until the MSU vs. UM football game!

Thanks everyone, hug your loved ones and remind them that you love them!

-H

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