Unexplainably the #5 Michigan State Football program has hidden from the public this spring football season. With so much positive to celebrate and to be excited about it makes no sense. But this week was the first time the team practiced in full pads this spring. Here is the full report.
Spring Football Update: Spartans Practice in Full Pads
EAST LANSING, Mich. – For the first time this spring, the Michigan State football team practiced in full pads as the Spartans held a two-and-a-half hour workout inside the Duffy Daugherty Building on Thursday afternoon. It was the team’s fourth spring practice overall and second of the week after taking last week off for spring break.
“It was a very active practice,” said Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio. “I continue to see a lot of retention by our players. I thought we played fast, especially on the defensive side of the ball. We also caught the ball well down the field. We threw a lot of different situations at them, in terms of group work and individual work, and things of that nature. It was a good practice.”
Despite a week break following the first two practices of the spring, Dantonio liked what he saw when the team returned to the field.
“They had a great attitude this week coming back from spring break,” he said. “We have good leadership from our older guys. I really feel like our football team is all going in one direction, and that’s a very positive thing.”
The Spartans will return for their fifth practice of the spring on Saturday.
“We went hard on Tuesday (in shells),” remarked Dantonio. “Today was the first day in pads and we did limited live stuff, but we did go live. We’ll come back on Saturday and do a little bit more in that area. We’ll just keep pushing forward.”
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