Quietly Nick Hill put together one of the best seasons in school history as well as in the Big Ten in kickoff returns with 999 yards.
Now the sophomore from Chelsea appears to be the front runner to replace Keshawn Martin at that spot.
“Nick Hill is a guy maybe a little bit overlooked in the whole scheme of things, special teams wise…,” Mark Dantonio said. “If you watch him out there, he does a cartwheel and still catches the punt. Whatever we want him to do. He’s got great hands.”
Solari has the story on Hill here and the importance of returning punts.
Also here is a notebook from yesterday with a little more information about the Lawrence Thomas’ concussion, Dion Sims’ strong scrimmage and Mark Dantonio’s thought’s on Kirk Cousins’ big performance in the scrimmage.
And if you missed this news from yesterday, reports indicate former Ohio State defensive end Kenny Hayes has transferred to MSU (his family declined to comment on it) and that lead tailback Le’Veon Bell maintains a chip on his shoulder from when his skills and capabilities were doubted by many. Also, former Spartan Kirk Cousins is settling into his role as the backup to No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III for the Redskins.