Former Auburn WR target shreds old school he transferred from

Former Auburn football transfer wide receiver target Keon Coleman ripped on the school he transferred from, Michigan State Mandatory Credit: Detroit Free Press
Former Auburn football transfer wide receiver target Keon Coleman ripped on the school he transferred from, Michigan State Mandatory Credit: Detroit Free Press /
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Former Auburn football transfer portal wideout target Keon Coleman, who committed to Florida State on May 17, shredded his old school, Michigan State, during a June 1 appearance on “DaChosenOnes Podcast” — calling his time with the Spartans a “two-year sentence.”

“My brother knew,” Coleman prefaced before saying, “I told him ‘I’m gonna go do my two-year sentence up there and I’m gonna come back down South for my last year to tear that (expletive) up.’ I belong down South.”

Coleman passed up the opportunity to continue playing with former Spartans quarterback and impact Auburn football transfer portal addition Payton Thorne on the Plains by choosing to play his home games in Tallahassee. With that said, taking on ACC secondaries should boost his NFL draft stock.

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Coleman criticizing Michigan State University upset a good portion of Spartan fans, many of whom condemned his insinuation that he was stuck in a dead-end situation in East Lansing.

“The part that I saw shade in was the fact that he called his time at Michigan State a ‘two-year sentence,'” Spartan Avenue’s Connor Muldowney prefaced before saying, “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.”

Some Michigan State observers were quick to call out Coleman for potentially aggrandizing how things went down too. Spartan Nation’s Matthew Lounsberry doesn’t believe Coleman actually had it planned out to end up in the South.

“Coleman’s claim that it was always his plan to return south to finish his collegiate career has some holes in it,” Lounsberry prefaced before saying, “For one, the receiver did not enter the portal during the first transfer portal window following the 2022 season. He waited until the final day of the spring window, after going through spring practice at Michigan State in preparation for the 2023 season.”

Whatever the case is, Coleman isn’t bringing his sour grapes toward Michigan State to Auburn. For better or for worse.