East Lansing — Michigan State had last week off, giving it a few extra days to prepare for Saturday’s matchup with Notre Dame, something that helped last season when the Spartans beat the Irish on the road after an off week. Whether that helps this time around remains to be seen, but it wasn’t a week off for the mailbag. From key matchups to freshmen redshirts and even an early peek at the Michigan game, plenty was covered in this week’s mailbag.
That’s a phrase former Michigan State coach George Perles preached often to his teams, and it’s one current coach Mark Dantonio uses just as much. In other words, no one game is bigger than another. Sure, that’s true, but when it comes to perception or even a team’s psyche, some are bigger than others. That’s exactly the case for Michigan State as it gets set to host Notre Dame at 8 p.m. Saturday.
East Lansing — By his best guess, Matt Coghlin has never gone more than a game without attempting a field goal. Well, the redshirt freshman is two games into his Michigan State career and is still waiting for the first shot at getting three points for the Spartans. But as long as Michigan State is scoring touchdowns and he’s busy kicking extra points, that’s just fine, too.
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