Riley Bullough enters first year in center of MSU’s D

In terms of diagnosing offensive plays before the snap and getting the right calls to teammates, let’s say Max Bullough was a 10 on a scale of 1-10 during his career as a Michigan State middle linebacker.

Riley Bullough, where are you on that scale?

“A 12,” he said Tuesday, a serious look on his face — quickly followed by a smile.

“No, you know, I don’t know,” said Bullough, whose tenure at the center of No. 5 MSU’s defense begins Friday at Western Michigan. “Max was such a smart player. But, I’m a competitive guy, so I see myself as good or (as a) better player than Max. And I think that’s how every player should be.” – Read more at

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