Connor Cook is undoubtedly the face of the Michigan State offense, but was he its most important piece last season?
For the past two seasons, Shilique Calhoun has been one of the best defensive players in the Big Ten. But he has yet to be named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
Connor Cook’s NFL Draft prospects would have been pretty darn good had he entered the draft this past spring.
Mark Dantonio deserves all the credit in the world for the great success Michigan State has had over the past several seasons. But he didn’t do it alone.
The folks who dole out national recognition, the ones in charge of establishing college football’s uppermost tier of elite programs have taken their sweet time with Michigan State.