Thieves steal 14 bowl game rings from former Spartan head football coach George Perles 09/24/2015 4:41 pm PDT Comments WXYZ via WXYZ: MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- (WXYZ) -- Some thieves who are apparently big Michigan State Spartan fans targeted the home of well-liked former MSU football coach George Perles. Perles led the Spartans from 1983 to 1994. He says he came home from the MSU vs. Oregon game two weeks ago to find more than a dozen championship rings missing. "I was in the kitchen and my wife yelled, 'We've been robbed, we've been robbed,'" Perles said. He said they entered from the basement and stole 14 rings from different bowl games, some taken from Perles' closet drawer and others from the display case next to the front door. FULL STORY: Thieves steal 14 bowl game rings from former Spartan head football coach George Perles - WXYZ Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.