Big Ten Media Days are underway.
On Monday, Michigan State Spartans running back Gerald Holmes hit the podium to talk about the upcoming obstacles for this season, becoming a leader on the team and getting ready for the season to start.
A big change Holes is hoping to make is establishing more communication amongst his teammates, hoping that this helps avoid the issues that plagued the Spartans during last year’s dismal 3-9 season.
“I started these player-led meetings I have every week where we just come in and discuss all individual problems and I allow the floor to be open to anybody, if it’s a young (guy), if it’s a white guy, black guys standing up,” Holmes said.
“So now, a person who feels a certain way about that is forced to listen to that guy. You might listen to a freshman say, ‘I’m glad to be here working with you guys.’ That forces an older guy, myself, to understand what he’s talking about.”
Here is a replay of Holmes’ meeting with the media, courtesy of Spartan Sports Network: