It’s been a weird offseason for Michigan State football.
Spartan fans have watched as two-year starting quarterback Payton Thorne and No. 1 receiver Keon Coleman transferred down south to finish their college careers. No one really expected either to happen, especially since both players were on the roster throughout spring and Thorne was battling it out for the starting job again.
However, both are moving on and they’re happy with their decisions.
It seems, however, Keon is more than happy. He’s had nothing but good things to say about Florida State while also throwing some shade at Michigan State in the process.
Coleman appeared on a podcast recently and said some things that didn’t quite sit right with Michigan State fans.
Keon Coleman throws shade at Michigan State football
The former Spartan appeared on a podcast recently and spoke about his decision to leave Michigan State for Florida State. And he didn’t hold back.
Coleman spoke about how it was “always his plan” to go up north for a couple of years to mold his game and become the best receiver possible and then end his career down south. He claims that he belongs down south. It’s fair for a kid from Louisiana to think that way. Michigan can be a culture shock for southern recruits.
But the part that I saw shade in was the fact that he called his time at Michigan State a “two-year sentence.” That just didn’t sit right.
Thousands of kids choose to go to Michigan State because they love the campus, the people, the overall family atmosphere. Keon sounds like he only chose it because he had to learn from an NFL coach. He sounded like it was a punishment.
Michigan State isn’t for everyone and apparently that includes Keon Coleman.