State of Michigan State Athletics Podcast Episode XIV

On this edition of the state of Michigan State athletics podcast, Spartan Nation senior writer Jon Schopp and publisher Hondo Carpenter discuss the most important position coach on the football team.
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Over the weekend, many former Michigan State Football players took the field for multiple NFL teams. 

It was a nice reminder to Spartan fans everywhere of what Mark Dantonio, the all-time winningest coach in school history, accomplished in 13 seasons. 

He helped develop 10 first-team All-Americans and 12 selections in general, including Javon Ringer (2008), Greg Jones (2009-10), Jerel Worthy (2011), Darqueze Dennard (2013), Le'Veon Bell (2012), Mike Sadler (2013), among others. 

However, the longtime coach retired earlier this year, and Spartan Nation publisher Hondo S. Carpenter, Sr., and Spartan Nation senior writer Jon Schopp are here to discuss the state of MSU football.  

So, what are the Spartans looking to improve?

Schopp believes they are searching for a way to compete upfront, which is why Chris Kapilovic, MSU's offensive line coach, is the most important piece of the puzzle right now. 

If Michigan State can be successful in the trenches, it will allow them to be competitive within the Big Ten East. 

It will be the key to their success, so the Spartans are tasked with doing something they haven't done in a few years. 

Remaining healthy. 

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