Former Michigan State football player and assistant coach Ted Guthard of Birmingham died Saturday. He was 75.
Guthard, a 1956 Detroit Denby graduate, was a center on the 1962 team and worked the next three seasons as a volunteer freshman line coach for head coach Duffy Daugherty. He later worked as an assistant at Eastern Michigan (1966-69) and Wake Forest (1969-70).
In 1972-79, he led the program at Bloomfield Hills Lahser. Guthard was on Muddy Waters’ staff at MSU as defensive line coach in 1980-82 and on George Perles’ staff in 1983-85 as inside linebackers coach. After MSU, he worked in automotive sales until his retirement in 2006.
A funeral mass will take place at 10:30 a.m. today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4580 N. Adams in Troy. Friends may visit at church beginning at 10 a.m.
Hockey note: Hockey coach Tom Anastos has spent much of his off-season in and out of meetings, nationally and at the conference level. He said last week that off-site video replay is one topic the start-up Big Ten hockey league has discussed. And as head of the NCAA rules committee, Anastos said it’s something other conferences will monitor.
“It would be implementing our current NCAA video replay policy through a command center-type setup like the NHL does,” Anastos said. “Now, we haven’t done that yet. But that’s something we talked about at the (NCAA) rules committee, and we talked about the Big Ten potentially exploring its benefit and reporting back to the (NCAA) committee.”
Football note: The Big Ten Network today announced a 2 p.m. game time for MSU’s Sept. 14 home game against Youngstown State.