It wasÂ 363 daysÂ ago whenÂ Michigan State wasted a sizable lead at home to Notre Dame, a monumental collapse that more or less got John L. Smith fired, even if it wasn’t official until Nov. 1.
(Who else misses JLS?)Â
As far as college games go, this was an entertaining, if not predictable turn of events in East Lansing. As good as the Spartans played in the first half, they were just as bad and probably much worse in the second half, which was a vivid illustration of complete incompetence by the coaches and the players.
And in case you weren’t convinced Michigan State had lost the game more than Notre Dame had won it, youÂ had Detroit sports talk radio host — and MSU grad — Mike Valenti deliver a raving rant two days later.