Michigan State Football: Mark Dantonio expects player attrition

BY Fansided and Connor Muldowney/FanSided via Spartan Avenue • December 15, 2016

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio says he expects players to transfer from the program this offseason.

It’s unfortunate, but Michigan State football is expecting to see some turnover on the roster this offseason, according to head coach Mark Dantonio. The staff sees transfers leave the program each season, but this year could have more than usual.

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After going 3-9 and some guys not playing as much as they would have liked or just frustrated with the fact that the Spartans could only muster three wins, Dantonio expects to say goodbye to some familiar faces.

According to Stephen Pianovich of Landof10.com, Dantonio is already looking at potential departures on the roster.

“Absolutely I do. I expect some attrition,” Dantonio said. “But I can’t go into the specifics right now, or names. But I do expect that. We’re going to find out who wants to be here. We’re going to make sure that everybody’s doing the correct things here, and if they’re not, then there’ll be some exits.”

Names are already being rumored, but it’s not fair to those players to toss their name out there if it’s just hearsay. You never want to see guys go, but that’s just the nature of the beast.

Malik McDowell has already declared for the NFL draft, rumors are circulating about Montae Nicholson’s interest in the league as well.

Last year, the Spartans lost a ton of defensive linemen to transfers such as Craig Evans, Montez Sweat, Cassius Peat and Enoch Smith. Could we see more from that position group and others?

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