Michigan State University's Spartans are widely known for their highly successful basketball program. When it comes to football, they aren't as known because Ohio State, Michigan (not lately) and Wisconsin are usually the class of the Big Ten.
Led by star quarterback Kirk Cousins, the Spartans finished last season 11-1 and won a share of the Big Ten championship with Ohio State and Wisconsin for the first time in 20 years.
Michigan State was highly successful last season, even when coach Mark Dantonio was hospitalized due to a heart attack and missed games vs. Northern Colorado and Wisconsin.
Michigan State enters the 2011 college football season ranked on some early polls as high as No. 15 and with good reason.
Here are five of the best and worst offseason developments for the Spartans: