Dantonio calls it ‘exciting time’ for Spartans in NFL

EAST LANSING – Mark Dantonio got his “shout-out” in to recruits – today was the first day of allowable contact for 2017 prospects – and he did the same for his former players in the NFL.

College coaches often like to blend those subjects, of course, and Dantonio was speaking a day after Washington coach Jay Gruden declared former MSU star Kirk Cousins his starting quarterback and called the Redskins “Kirk’s team.”

“Kirk getting the starting nod from the Redskins, I think, is phenomenal,” Dantonio said of his starting quarterback from 2009-11. “I think he’s probably earned that position. They don’t hand those things out. We’re very, very excited for him and Spartan nation because they all follow Kirk and wish him the best. I was texting him the other night, congratulating him. We’ve got a lot of guys.” – Read more at Freep.com

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