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Michigan State Football Update: Spartans Conclude Spring Practice

Posted at 10:11 AM, Apr 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 21:45:05-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State football team wrapped up spring ball with its 15th and final practice Tuesday afternoon on the John and Becky Duffey Practice Field.

The Spartans held their annual Green-White Spring Game last Saturday, but Tuesday gave MSU head coach Mark Dantonio and his staff one last chance to work with the team this spring.

“I thought we had a good last practice,” said Dantonio. “We wanted to end on a high note and do a lot of specialty work, whether it’s certain situations in a game or on special teams.”

For the third year in a row, the Spartans concluded spring practice after playing the spring game.

“It gives you a chance to watch the spring game, as much as anything, and spend time evaluating it and watching it with our players,” remarked Dantonio. “We just did some different things that we needed to check off the box, and we accomplished that today.

“Overall, it was a good spring. Guys worked hard and the chemistry is very good. A lot of guys made all 15 practices and we didn’t have a lot of injuries. We have a couple of guys nicked up, but we didn’t lose anyone for the season, and they will be back. So that’s a big positive for us.”

Michigan State opens the 2019 season on Friday, Aug. 30 against Tulsa in Spartan Stadium.

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