Spartan fans will be able to review the players filling the void for multiple offensive positions. The ground attack seems to be stable with the returning offensive linemen and running back personnel, but the quarterback and wide receiver positions are up for grabs, along with some tight end spots.
The battle between Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook for the starting quarterback position seems to be heating up throughout spring practices. This should create quite an exciting battle for the green vs. white game on the 28th.
Since Maxwell has been in the program long enough to learn the system thoroughly, he would seem to be the most prepared quarterback for the 2012 season.
There is depth at wide receiver. Tony Lippett, Bennie Fowler, Keith Mumphery and DeAnthony Arnett seem to have the most experience of all the receivers. All of them should get plenty of action for the spring game, and hopefully there will be some big standouts after it’s all over.
The approval for Arnett's transfer is still undecided. If it were to be passed, he should be an immediate impact for Michigan State.
Dion Sims will be the leading tight end returning for the Spartans. He had a few touchdowns on his resume with solid game experience until injuring his wrist. Evan Jones and Josiah Price will be incoming freshmen getting some action in the spring game as well.