Found March 16, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
First Practice: March 19 Spring Game: April 20 Michigan State suffered through a disappointing 7-6 season thanks to one of the nation’s most anemic offenses. Even more disappointing was a 3-5 record in the Big Ten, just one season after competing in the inaugural championship game. The Spartans did get a little boost going into the offseason by defeating TCU 17-16 in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. It will take the Spartans some time to crack the rankings in the fall, if at all, as expectations are mediocre at best right now. Stability Factor (1=chaos, 5=rock solid): 2.5 Coach Mark Dantonio has become a soothing presence on the sidelines, and I’d argue he’s one of the game’s most underrated coaches. So with that in mind, you have feel the Spartans can turn things around. Michigan State also has a legitimate Top 20 defense that should keep the Spartans in most games. If the offense can hang on to the ball and score touchdowns instead of kicking field goal...
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