East Lansing — Last February, MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio announced the signing of one of the top recruiting classes in school history. The Spartans had just finished a 9-3 season and an appearance in a New Year’s Day bowl game, and a top recruiting class showed that the program was heading in the right direction.
Then came the struggles.
Running back Glen Winston was arrested for assault on a fellow MSU athlete. Just a day after a blowout loss to Penn State gave the Spartans a 6-6 record, 14 MSU players were involved in a campus fights.