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MSU football game week begins, with questions to be answered (with Monday links)

An abbreviated Michigan State football game week is underway, leading up to Friday night’s opener against Western Michigan.

And who throws, catches, runs and kicks the ball for the Spartans is still in question. Well, at least we don’t know it.

Mark Dantonio said the decision on a quarterback or QB rotation would be made and told to the players by Monday (today). Most likely, he’ll make that public to some degree on Tuesday during his press conference. We should also get a few other answers there.

There is plenty to read as you wait, however.

If you missed it, our MSU football preview section ran in the Lansing State Journal.

Here’s a link to the web version of the section, which features a terrific cover story on Pat Narduzzi by colleague Chris Solari, my column on the hope, doubt and intrigue facing this season and, perhaps most importantly, detailed game-by-game predictions from me, Joe Rexrode, Solari and Brian Calloway, among other elements.

As you probably know, I covered WMU for quite a while, including some of the players still on the team. I returned last week to get a sense how this crew is buying in to P.J. Fleck, their new, young, brash coach. Here’s today’s column on that.

If you’re looking for more on MSU’s first foe, the Kalamazoo Gazette ran its season preview over the weekend. Here’s a link to their coverage.

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8 Responses to MSU football game week begins, with questions to be answered (with Monday links)

  1. avatar a very pro couch poster says:

    Great job Graham, especially appreciate the link to the Kalamazoo Gazette, thats something you cant get anywhere else.

  2. avatar TruGhostofBo says:

    Thanks Graham,
    Just wondering, your thoughts based on your viewing of the 4 QB’s: if all 4 play. or 3, or 2 for that matter.
    Which QB do you predict will put up the most yardage, passing, running, most points, in our Quarterback Quandary….???…‹(*¿*)›…

    • avatar Graham Couch says:

      All I’ve seen of the QBs is individual drills (the team drills in practice aren’t open to the media), the spring game and last season. I think Maxwell starts Friday, but I have no idea what’s coming beyond him or beyond this week.

  3. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Whats the hype like this week in Kalamazoo , Graham is the town buzzing do you expect Fleck to bring 10 thousand fans with him?

    • avatar Graham Couch says:

      People are intrigued, but, for the most part, smart enough to know the realities. It’ll be the usual WMU road crowd. Won’t feel like much in Spartan Stadium.

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