Hollis tweet example of Michigan State's paranoia about Michigan basketball
Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis was wrong for tweeting advice to Michigan point guard Trey Burke about whether he should stay in school or declare for the NBA Draft. Michigan athletic director David Brandon was correct to call Hollis out quickly about the tweet, doing so respectfully.
Hollis' tweet to Burke points out the paranoia the so-called Spartan nation has about Michigan basketball.
It's amazing, since the end of the season, in the collective mind of the Spartans, how Burke went from an overrated college player to a viable NBA prospect as a 5-11 point guard after just one year of college basketball.
Here's the obvious: Hollis should be worried about his own athletic program. His tweet suggests obsession with Burke's status.
Here's a suggestion to Spartans everywhere. It comes from a line in an old song by the Kinks: "Paranoia will destroy you."
And another, and this one comes from MSU football coach Mark Dantonio after Mike Hart's "Little Brother" comments when Michigan beat his first team in a close game: "Pride comes before the fall."
When the Spartan faithful started getting a little of full of themselves, what happened? Louisville 57, Michigan State 44.
I don't ever remember MSU's athletic program in this good of a position. Why not enjoy the ride rather than acting in manner you have openly despised down through the years?