Answering your Michigan State Football Questions and Emails…

Mark Dantonio at the 2017 Meet the Spartans event.  (PHOTO:  Duffy Carpenter @DuffyCarpenter1 )
Mark Dantonio at the 2017 Meet the Spartans event. (PHOTO: Duffy Carpenter @DuffyCarpenter1 )

Answering your #15 Michigan State Football Questions and Emails…

Hondo, with signing day two days away you have said it is close. Do you think the Spartans land Habakkuk Baldonado? Chris Curtis

He told me today that MSU is still in it and in his top three. That was not the question you asked. Do I THINK MSU lands him? No.

Hondo do we get Tommy Bush the WR to end the class? Steve Brennen

No, I do not think so.

Hondo how many guys sign with us on Wednesday? Max Irwin

I expect Jalen Nailor to be the only one.

Hondo has MSU given up on Dashaun Mallory? Joseph Pingle

No way. They love him. I still expect him to be a Spartan, but he has some business to take care of.

Hondo do you nailed all of the coachings hires before anyone. You had that John Engler and Jim Blanchard were the two early candidates for the President’s job. I know some of your competitors were saying Greg Ianni was going to be in the interim AD and you were silent? What happened or what can you say? Brian Thomas

I can say that my MSU sources have been proven over many years. They all liked Greg, but none ever felt that it was a done deal. I was told when others were reporting that it was a done deal, “Not sure where they are getting that, but that just isn’t accurate.” I am NOT calling out anyone that said it would happen. Who knows where they heard it. I am just saying that the people I know told me it wasn’t a done deal and obviously it wasn’t.

Hondo what are your thoughts about Dan Enos leaving Ann Arbor for Tuscaloosa? Kevin Halsey

I think Danny made a great choice and I support him.

Hondo is the Larry Nassar crimes and ESPN hit piece on Coach D hurting in recruiting? Kyle Vaughn

I know of one key big time recruit that was leaning to MSU that told me after the ESPN piece, “I will not attend MSU.” Other than that the response has been fine. The players and families that have spoken to the staff are fine. ESPN National Recruiting guru Tom Luginbill says, “Michigan State doesn't have that much more work to do in terms of their sheer numbers. You would hope in relationship to the 21 players that are currently in this class, of which 20 of them are signed, that's not an area where you have to worry about those guys signing. I haven't heard a lot of negativity swirling around the speculation about the future of the athletic program as a whole and Mark Dantonio. They're obviously going to have to manage that because those questions are going to be asked, but they can only answer based off of answers that they have. Kids will have to either trust in that or they won't. I think it will be much more damaging for them if we were sitting here under the old regulations and having to sign an entire class on Wednesday as opposed to just a few players.”

There you go, everyone. That is your weekly MSU football questions and answers article. Make sure you send your questions to and put in the subject line Football Q/A. 

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