Laden with leadership DNA rubbed from the shoulders of so many former Michigan State captains, the mantle has been passed. Accepting it, based on a team vote, from head coach Mark Dantonio at the end of Thursday's practice were fifth-year seniors Kurtis Drummond and Travis Jackson and fourth-year junior Shilique Calhoun.
The Michigan State football team wrapped up preseason camp on Thursday after nearly three weeks of practice for the upcoming season. The Spartans will take the next two days off before reporting back to campus on Sunday to begin game preparations for the Aug. 29 season opener against Jacksonville State.
"Spartan Football All-Access" debuts with its "Season Preview" on FOX Sports Detroit Thursday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The 30-minute "Season Preview" includes interviews with head coach Mark Dantonio, assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi and quarterback Connor Cook as well as in-depth analysis of Michigan State's 2014 schedule.
The Michigan State football team is in its third week of preseason camp, with the season opener now less than two weeks away as the Spartans will face Jacksonville State Aug. 29 at Spartan Stadium. Following Monday's first practice, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio gave an update on the team to the media.
After a record-breaking season in 2013 that featured 13 wins and Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championships, Michigan State enters 2014 ranked No. 8 in the Preseason Associated Press Poll, released Sunday, Aug. 17. It marks MSU's highest preseason ranking in the AP Poll since 1967 (No. 3).
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