The weather was awful last week end, natch and so I actually was stuck watching portions of a few spring football games. Michigan, Notre Dame and Alabama were all on live at the same time and while I love college football, boredom set in quickly.
Alabama drew 92,000 in bright sunshine, but it was one of those 14-10 type games and it didn't look too exciting. Nick Saban wore a suit on the field because he had to be prim and proper for the unveiling of his statue outside the stadium in pre game ceremonies. Michigan and Notre Dame both played in the rain and scrimmages just don't make it. There's no real competition other than guys playing hard on each play, but not tackling all of the players leaves a lot to be desired.
Michigan State's final scrimmage is in the stadium at 1:30pm April 30th-- no admission charge and that's about what it's worth too. Fans won't see much that matters in the fall. MSU will win the first two games against Youngstown State and Florida Atlantic and then the game at Notre Dame will have some competitive balance regardless of what does or does not happen in spring practice.