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Gerald Holmes discusses Michigan State Football at Big Ten Media Days

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Holmes is looking to become a bigger leader this season.

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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:

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