Norman Ready For TCU & Life After MSU

Senior linebacker Chris Norman knows the Spartans battle against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is his last chance to wear the Green & White. While sad, Norman knows a win would give the Spartans another winning season.

Chris Norman entered the 2012 season with high expectations for himself and his final team at Michigan State. After up and down moments throughout the season, Norman knows TCU is his final chance to wear the Green & White.

"There are so many memories that I have and so many people that I've met," said Norman. "I'm also, at the same time, ready to move on to that next stage of life to see where it takes me. It is very sad though."

While Norman has seen moments of going down memory lane, he knows he enters Michigan State's battle with TCU confident he and his teammates can get the job done.

"TCU prides themselves on toughness kind of like Northwestern," explained Norman. "That's exactly what their offense reminds me of – fast, like to spread you out a little bit. I wouldn't be surprised if they do some quick tempo stuff. It's almost a mirror. So we're used to what we're about to go out and play against and it's something we've seen before and I'm extremely confident. I also know everybody is going to go out and do a good job so I'm excited."

One thing the Spartans will encounter is quarterback Trevone Boykin ability to extend a play. Something the Spartans defense has seen before.

"Their new quarterback brings some new things to the table because he's an athletic guy," said Norman. "He can take off and scramble a little bit, run around a few people. That's something that we have to come for as a defense. If you think about it, it's those kinds of quarterback that have given us the most problems this season so we definitely have our hands full going into the game. Once again, I'm extremely confident in what we can do."

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