Pre-Snap Reads: Defensive Questions

We have a couple of questions for Michigan State fans to answer as we count down the days to the start of the 2012 football season.

Everyone expects Michigan State to have one of the top defensive units in the country.

However, are expectations too high with the loss of a couple of key members from last year's team?

Pat Narduzzi for the first time has depth on his defensive unit and Spartan fans will see firsthand if the Spartans are for real.

Read each question and give your answer on our Premium Members Message Board.

Can the defense be better in 2012 than it showed during the 2011 season?

There was no mistaking the strength of the Spartans defense last season as they performed at a high level almost every week.

Can the defense be better in 2012?

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How much will the Spartans defense miss Jerel Worthy?

For those who only look at stat sheets they miss what Worthy brought to the Spartans defense. While Worthy may not have been at the top of the stat sheet each week, he forced teams to double-team allowing others around him to post some huge numbers.

Will the Spartans miss Worthy? Tell us by posting your response in our premium member's message board.

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Is William Gholston ready for a monster year?

Last season Gholston earned All-Big Ten second team honors from the media and coaches and for good reason as he led the Spartans defensive line in tackles (70). But it was not just the tackle numbers that made Gholston a forced to be reckoned with as he provided pressure off the edge that made teams look to go in the opposite direction.

Gholston knows there will be lots of talk about him leaving for the NFL after the season and has told several he's focused on staying beyond this season as he loves the college life.

Is Gholston set for a big year?

Do you see Gholston staying for the 2013 season?

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What position group is the one you are most concerned about heading into camp?

With the linebacker group returning all three starters and having depth there should not be too many worried about the middle of the Spartans defense. However, looses along the defensive line and in the secondary leave questions.

Are you worried about the linebackers?

Are you worried about the defensive line?

Are you worried about the secondary?

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