Cousins shares how Dantonio changed MSU football

Jan 05, 2016 621

by Brian Manzullo

Today, Kirk Cousins is an ascending starting quarterback for the NFL's Washington Redskins. Before that, though, he was a Michigan State Spartan -- and he isn't even close to forgetting where he came from.

Cousins - who started for MSU from 2009-11, winning 11 games his senior season and going unbeaten against rival Michigan - published a story for The Players' Tribune today, writing about his experience as a freshman in 2007, when coach Mark Dantonio was also beginning his first year in East Lansing. Cousins recalls what it was like for him as a freshman, watching Dantonio slowly but surely changing the face of Spartans football, during a time when MSU was "a basketball school with a football team."

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