Did father's offensive Twitter account affect Connor Cook's draft stock?

It was widely believed that former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook had some concerning personal issues to deal with as he entered the 2016 NFL Draft, but it now appears NFL personnel may have been concerned about his father as well.  Cook’s behavior after the Big Ten title game was widely documented, after he aggressively snatched the MVP trophy out of Hall of Famer Archie...
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May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook addresses critics of his character, leadership

Like any prospective NFL quarterback, Connor Cook is facing a decent amount of questions heading into the thick of the draft process.  A number of them are physical. Is his shoulder healthy? Is he accurate enough as a passer? What about his footwork? Or his blitz-reading ability?  Pretty much every QB prospect faces questions like that, though. Cook is facing others – questions...
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February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook gets lit up by Alabama LB

Thursday’s College Football Playoff matchups weren’t as close as they were projected to be. Alabama took care of business and destroyed Michigan State 38-0 in the Cotton Bowl, which sets up for a square-off with Clemson for all the marbles. Speaking of getting destroyed, check out the hit that Alabama LB Reggie Ragland put on MSU QB Connor Cook during the game. Ouch, Cook is...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Connor Cook’s Huge Blunders in the Biggest Wins of His Career

We have noticed a trend. It’s probably a meaningless confluence of circumstances. Sometimes trends are meaningful statistics, sometimes they are fun facts, and sometimes they are just huge coincidences. This is almost certainly the latter, but it is something to bear in mind as we look ahead to Michigan State’s playoff game against Alabama in the Cotton Bowl. In the biggest wins...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kirby Smart compares Connor Cook to Matt Ryan

SEC football is very strong, but the league hasn’t been the best at producing quarterbacks in recent years. Alabama did face a few very strong passers this season, including Chad Kelly and Dak Prescott, but according to defensive coordinator Kirby Smart, Michigan State’s Connor Cook is the best quarterback his team has seen this season. He even makes a strong comparison to former...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Cook Apologizes After Blowing Off Archie Griffin At Podium (Video)

Connor Cook celebrated a major accomplishment with what some saw as a blatant sign of disrespect. But the Michigan State quarterback insists he didn’t mean it that way. Cook’s Spartans had just defeated Iowa 16-13 in the Big Ten Championsip Game on Saturday night to punch their ticket to the College Football Playoff. In the festivities that followed, the Michigan State quarterback...
December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Connor Cook addresses Archie Griffin trophy exchange

Connor Cook tweeted early Sunday morning to address the controversy sparked by his acceptance of a trophy as the Big Ten Championship Game MVP Saturday night. Cook, who helped lead Michigan State to a 16-13 win over Iowa, was seen brushing aside Griffin as he moved to accept a trophy after the game: Did Cook not realize it was Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner...
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December 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State lists two starting QBs on depth chart

Michigan State needs to beat Penn State on Saturday to clinch the Big Ten East title and keep its College Football Playoff hopes alive. Will the Spartans be led at quarterback by a banged-up Connor Cook or his back-up, Tyler O’Connor? The updated depth chart does not provide any hints. Cook and O’Connor are separated by an OR on the Spartans’ latest depth chart: Will Cook...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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