Spartans Enter Second Week of Preseason Camp
MSU head coach Mark Dantonio briefs reporters before Monday's practice on the first scrimmage of preseason camp.
EAST LANSING, Mich. - As the Michigan State football team enters its second week of preseason camp, Spartan head coach Mark Dantonio met with the media Monday before the team's 11th practice to give an update on the team and recap Saturday's scrimmage.
Head Coach Mark Dantonio
"I thought our guys had an opportunity to sort of sit back and evaluate themselves a little bit yesterday. (They) had some time in the evening with their coaches as well, so that was a positive. But there's still obviously a lot of different things we've got to work on."
On Saturday's scrimmage
"Saturday's scrimmage, I thought the quarterbacks threw the ball very, very well and the receivers made some tough catches. The offensive line protected the quarterback pretty well. We're finding who's who in the two-deep a little bit as we move forward. The biggest think I liked about is we played hard and it was competitive out there."
On senior LB Taiwan Jones' performance
"I thought Taiwan was solid. You have to condition yourself to play this game. You have to be able to put 6, 10 plays together and that's what we're working towards. I think when he's playing fresh, he can be a force."
On the play of the offensive and defensive lines
"I think the defense is a little ahead of the offense in terms of run defense. There were different things happening from a passing standpoint. We're very solid on the offensive line - I think we have good depth at the position."
On junior WR DeAnthony Arnett
"He had some big plays Saturday, caught the ball very consistently, made tough catches. He's got great speed and played as well as he's played."
On the state of the depth chart
"We've got guys constantly moving up and down the depth chart. Today's little intangible is adversity, so we've got some guys going to second team and some guys going to first team. So it works both ways and they've got to be able to handle that adjustment. Either way, you've got to compete at a higher level or you have to respond."