Mark Dantonio is speaking at the annual MHSFCA conference today and has sprinkled a few January tidbits into the mix.
First and foremost, Paul Haynes has been hired as the new defensive backs coach. Haynes is coming off a four year stint of head coaching Kent State, and he’s also not a stranger as he coached defensive backs at MSU from 2003-04.
Also, with Harlon Barnett getting the Brinks truck at Florida State, Mike Tressel is now the sole defensive coordinator.
Mark Dantonio says MSU hired Paul Haynes as DB coach and Mike Tressel promoted to full defensive coordinator.— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) January 19, 2018
Lashawn Paulino-Bell transferring
Freshman defensive end Lashawn Paulino-Bell has transferred from the program, according to Dantonio. Last April he suffered internal injuries from a jet skiing accident and was also suspended for the Holiday Bowl.
Lashawn Paulino-Bell has transferred.— Matt Wenzel (@mwenzel2) January 19, 2018
Night spring game?
In more exciting news, Dantonio said the spring game will likely be on Saturday, April 7.
Not only that, but he’s already lobbying for a night game.
Dantonio says spring game likely April 7. Will try to play at night.— Matt Wenzel (@mwenzel2) January 19, 2018
I mean, why not? The buzz is back in the program after a one year hiatus, it gives families a cheap night out and, who knows, maybe this could lead to some spring tailgating action.
Do you guys like the idea of a spring night game?
Do you like the idea of a spring night game?
This poll is closed
Yes, that sounds awesome
No, keep it in the afternoon
I couldn’t care less when it’s played