EAST LANSING, Mich. It was expected that Riley Bullough would replace his brother, Max, as Michigan States starting middle linebacker after next season. But now it appears he could be starting one year sooner, and as the tailback successor to LeVeon Bell.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said a major goal headed into 2013 is finding ways to be more creative on offense, and the Bullough experiment could be the most significant left-brain move he will make.
Riley had 11 carries for 46 yards and threw a 12-yard pass to his older brother in Saturdays Green-White scrimmage. Those arent knock-your-eyes-out numbers, but what others said about his abilities on offense did demand attention. And hes definitely excited about the prospect.
It would be awesome just to fill in on offense or defense wherever they need me, said Riley. But I really love playing tailback.
Dantonio began to consider the possibility of moving the physical freshman to tailback in October, when he did an admirabl...