Aug. 7, 2017
Quotes: Dantonio | Offense | Defense | Assistant Coaches
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Nearly 75 reporters from around the state of Michigan gathered Monday inside the Izzo Family Media Center at Spartan Stadium for Michigan State Football Media Day.
Eleventh-year head coach Mark Dantonio began media day festivities with a 30-minute press conference at the main podium. After Dantonio, reporters talked with defensive players and coaches for 45 minutes, followed by the offensive staff and players.
In the morning, the Spartans held their seventh practice of preseason camp and their third in full pads.
“Every day we’ve come to practice, there is a great sense of energy,” said Dantonio. “I feel good about it. Feel like we have intangibles going for us, and I think we’ve got some good players. So looking forward to the start of the season.”
Michigan State returns to the practice field Tuesday morning for its eighth practice of preseason camp.
“I think our seniors have done a great job,” Dantonio remarked. “We don’t have many of them, but they’ve done a great job. Our leadership group also has done an outstanding job. But I’ve seen the focus. I see guys that like being together. I see a lot of energy out on the football field. I see a sense of accountability as well.
“It’s preseason, so everybody comes with optimism in preseason. It’s how you transition through all the different games and all the different things that are going to happen. Whether it’s injuries or whatever it is, but we’ve been on task. We’ve gotten things done every day.”