Season Preview kicks off MSU, U of M football coverage on FOX Sports Detroit

MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL COVERAGE

FOX Sports Detroit’s coverage of Michigan State football includes a half-hour SPARTAN FOOTBALL SEASON PREVIEW and another year of the university-produced weekly program SPARTAN FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS.

The preview show premieres Thursday at 7:30 p.m., with multiple re-airs in the days leading up to the Spartans’ Aug. 29 season opener vs. Jacksonville State.

The show is hosted by Trevor Thompson, with reports from Lindsey Hayes, Shannon Hogan and Justin White. The season preview contains the following segments:

—- Recap of the Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl and how those victories will affect this season’s goals

—- Quarterback Connor Cook, one of last season’s biggest surprises, talks about continuing his growth both in and out of the pocket

—- The defense graduated some key players, but the "No Fly Zone" and the rest of the shutdown defense live on.

—- A preview of the season through the eyes of coach Mark Dantonio

SPARTAN FOOTBALL ALL-ACCESS premieres each Sunday night at 10:30 starting Aug. 31. Each episode recaps the previous game and looks ahead to the next opponent, plus other in-depth and behind-the-scenes features involving the MSU football team. 

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN FOOTBALL COVERAGE

FOX Sports Detroit’s coverage of University of Michigan football includes a half-hour WOLVERINE FOOTBALL SEASON PREVIEW and the university-produced weekly program INSIDE MICHIGAN FOOTBALL.

The preview show premieres Thursday at 7 p.m., with multiple re-airs in the days leading up to the Wolverines’ Aug. 30 season opener vs. Appalachian State.

The show is hosted by Mickey York, with reports from Shannon Hogan, Matt Shepard and Justin White. The season preview contains the following segments:

—- Some of the brightest stars from the 2014 roster expand on coach Brady Hoke’s mantra and tell us just what it means to be Michigan

—- For the defense especially, 2014 will see a new identity for a more experienced depth chart

—- Junior Devin Funchess looks to build on his 2013 success and become the primary target for quarterback Devin Gardner as Funchess transitions from tight end to wide receiver

—- Hoke reveals the challenges ahead for Michigan football and how Team 135 plans to come out as victors

—- We talk to new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier about his plans to return Michigan’s offense to a fearsome foe.

INSIDE MICHIGAN FOOTBALL, hosted by Jim Brandstatter, premieres each Monday (typically at p.m.) starting Aug. 25. Each episode includes game and practice highlights, student-athlete features and in-depth analysis of past and future games, and behind the scenes access to Michigan’s players and coaches.