Couch: Western Michigan ideal test for Michigan State, but no upset threat

KALAMAZOO – College basketball coaches have used tennis rackets in practice to simulate an opponent’s length when no one on their roster can otherwise provide an adequate impersonation.

If P.J. Fleck were preparing Western Michigan to face UCLA’s Lew Alcindor, he might do the same.

To prepare for Shilique Calhoun, Lawrence Thomas and the rest of Michigan State’s defensive line …

“Guys standing on each other’s shoulders and each other’s backs, some hydraulics shooting dummies through the holes (along the offensive line),” WMU’s 34-year-old third-year coach suggested.

He’s kidding. –

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