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Keith Nichol at wide receiver? Spartans exploring all options for Alamo Bowl vs. Texas Tech

Blair White on his new (part-time) colleague in the receiving corps: "(Nichol) has played a few snaps at wide receiver in our bowl practices. I think he really likes it, and he’s making plays." "I don’t know if that’s something where the coaches are going to play Keith as a receiver in the bowl game, or if they’re just trying to see what he can do as a receiver. He’s probably more athletic than I am. He could be our biggest wide receiver at 220 pounds. He’s fast and has good hands. He’s not exactly a blazer, but he can get open and catch the ball, and make something happen after the catch.’’ Obviously, in a perfect world (one in which three of your top five wide receivers don't participate in the organized invasion of a college dormitory), you don't expose your back-up quarterback to the dangers of practicing/playing at the receiver position. But, given the circumstances, I think experimenting with putting Nichol on the other end of passes makes sense. If nothing else, it creates possibilities in the trick-play department for a game in which MSU is likely going to have to find multiple ways to put points on the board in order to have a chance to win.

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