2014 Rose Bowl: Loss Of Max Bullough Will Loom Large For Michigan State

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The long-awaited Rose Bowl bout between the Michigan State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal is right around the corner. However, one Spartans linebacker just couldn’t make it all the way until January 1st without getting in some serious trouble. Michigan State linebacker and team captain Max Bullough has been suspended by the team for the rest of the 2014 season as head coach Mark Dantonio claims that Bullough has violated team rules.

Of course, the usually tame head coach was rather tight lipped as Dantonio didn’t go into detail about which rules Bullough had violated, but No. 40 really had to screw up for something like this to come about. Keep in mind: Bullough is a big reason why Michigan State is in this position to begin with as the Spartans’ defensive leader has also served as the club’s primary vocal leader as well.

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To make matters even worse, the Bullough-less Spartans will trek to Pasadena and face the run-happy Cardinal in what could easily be a bloodbath. Cardinal head coach David Shaw knows what Bullough meant to his defense and without him, Michigan State can expect to see a lot of Tyler Gaffney‘s backside come the first of the year.

At the end of the day; the loss of Bullough will loom large for Sparty as this is truly some disappointing news considering all that this menacing senior linebacker has done for this program since walking into East Lansing way back in 2010.

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