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The Michigan State Spartans had a year to be remembered in 2010 for two reasons. One reason for setting a record for wins in a single season with 11 and one for being humiliated by Alabama in the Capital One bowl to resign one the better football teams in the programs history.

On paper, the 2011 team could be as good or even better than last years squad. Quarterback Kirk Cousins will be under center entering his fifth year in the program. Emerging star Edwin Baker will be the front-runner of a loaded backfield and Jerel Worthy will lead a ferocious defensive line. Those are just some of the bigger names to what could be Mark Dantonio’s best team in five years at MSU. (more…)

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As we get closer and closer to the start of summer camp, we will continue to break down the schedules to Big Ten teams. Today, we will take a look at the Michigan State Spartans.

Sept. 2: Youngstown State

Sept. 1o: Florida Atlantic

Sept. 17: At Notre Dame

Sept. 24: Central Michigan

Oct. 1: At Ohio State

Oct. 15: Michigan

Oct. 22: Wisconsin

Oct. 29: At Nebraska

Nov. 5: Minnesota

Nov. 12: At Iowa

Nov. 19: Indiana

Nov. 26: At Northwestern (more…)


8 Kirk Cousins (RS Senior), QB, 6’3″ 205

Cousins is one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Michigan State history, and is one of the top senior signal callers in the entire country. Cousins was a third team All Big 10 selection by Phil Steele in 2010, academic All Big 10 for the third straight year, and showed that he is one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the country. The fourth year junior completed just under 67 percent of his passes for 2,825 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions (three came in Iowa game). Michigan State is a run oriented offense, but Cousins definitely makes the most of every throw. Had a dominant performance (22-of-29) in the MSU Spring game where he threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns, and could be poised for a big season in 2011. Cousins is an accurate quarterback who will have a long NFL career because he is smart and makes great decisions. Not a mobile quarterback by any means, but is a guy who can get outside the pocket and make plays. Gets rid of the ball quickly and excels in play-action. Some people might call him a game manager, but field general is probably more appropriate. Will occasionally throw the ball into traffic when under pressure instead of getting rid of it. Sometimes tries to do too much, and ends up making risky throws or poor overthrows.

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The likely hood of Iowa being in the pre season top 25 is pretty slim but if they have any chance at all  it’s because of their schedule. 

 Lets take a quick look at the layout.

Sept. 3: Tennessee Tech
Sept. 10: at Iowa State 
Sept. 17: Pittsburgh
Sept. 24: Louisiana-Monroe 

Oct. 15: Northwestern

Oct. 22: Indiana
Oct. 29: at Minnesota

Nov. 5: Michigan
Nov. 12: Michigan State

Nov. 19: at Purdue

Nov. 25: at Nebraska

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Spartans Looks To Succeed in 2011

Posted: April 13, 2011 by Austin Bramley in Michigan State Football

 

Will Kirk Cousins be the best quarterback in the Big Ten next season?

Who would have thought that at the end of the 2010 regular season, Michigan State would win a school record 11 games and a share of the Big Ten title.  Michigan state finished the season 11-2 with only losing twice-in blow out fashion. They lost on the road to Iowa 37-6 and Alabama in the Capital One bowl 49-7 but managed to finish 14th in the polls. That’s the second time in three years MSU has finished in the top 25 to end the year.

 

In 2010 Michigan State graduated a senior class that quit frankly won ball games. They went 33-19 as Spartans, that’s the best in school history.  It’s pretty surprising how this team was so over looked for contending for the Big Ten title, they had the most wins in four years in the 114 year history of the program. (more…)