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Through Michigan State's early-season struggles, Mark Dantonio said "all of our goals are in front of us." He was right, at the time.
MSU was coming off a hard 20-3 loss to Notre Dame at Spartan Stadium, and the talk of a Rose Bowl still lingered for the Spartans -- but didn't last long.
Fact is, long ago the ship sailed on any Rose Bowl dreams. It could have been when Fou Fonoti's injury kicked off a streak of offensive line injuries. It could have been when the receivers were not catching the ball. It could have been when Andrew Maxwell and the offense weren't developing as quickly as anticipated.
It probably was a combination of those things and more.
Is this season a waste? Hardly. Even with high expecatations for MSU heading into this season -- which I had, too -- the focus has been on 2013.
The Spartans return almost the entire offense (one senior starter) and the defense is only slated to lose four players who have significant rol...
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Four years ago when Michigan State linebacker Chris Norman was still a student at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and the his coaching staff had a spring evaluation at Norman’s high school. Following the evaluation, Dantonio talked to the Renaissance coach and expressed his interest in Norman’s talents.
Later that day, Dantonio...
When Daniel Jones stepped onto the field for his first collegiate action, it was a rough experience. Michigan State senior receiver B.J. Cunningham ran laps around the redshirt frsehman cornerback. Jones is looking to rebound against the Spartans this weekend.
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Former Spartan linebacker Seth Mitchell talks about his meteoric rise in boxing and his relationship with Michigan State.
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Northwestern's focus is on Saturday's game with Michigan State, but the team took some time to fine-tune its game. PurpleWildcats was on hand for practice and offers up these detailed notes and observations.