As we get closer and closer to the Spartans Friday night season opener against Boise State on August 31st, it’s about time we start looking at the strengths and weaknesses of this years team.
It’s clear that the Spartans strong suit is on the defensive side of the ball, as they have eight returning starters, six of which were named to the All-Big Ten team. William Gholston, a junior defensive end, is not only being watched as the best defensive lineman in the Big Ten, but the best defensive lineman in college football. Senior cornerback Johnny Adams is one of the eight returning starters from a year ago, and has been predicted to be one of the top defensive backs taken n the 2013 NFL Draft.
While many believe that defense wins champions, and in most cases rightfully so, this year in a conference like the Big Ten you’re going to have to score points, and that’s where I believe the Spartans will struggle early on.
Unlike the defense, the Spartans offense has lost some very key compone...