Muma tops depth chart at kicker

Fifth-year senior enters the season as the starter after losing battle to start to Dan Conroy in 2010.

For the first couple weeks of fall camp at Michigan State, freshman Michael Geiger was the talk of the kicker position and it appeared it was a battle between Geiger and redshirt freshman Kevin Cronin.

Then head coach Mark Dantonio mentioned fifth-year senior Kevin Muma having a strong camp a couple weeks ago. Muma proved that with a strong scrimmage performance that Saturday.

Now, the senior enters the season as the starter.

"He's had a great fall camp," Dantonio said.

Dantonio said Geiger has been impressive and that he might still be in the mix to kick.

"Geiger has been very impressive as well so that may still loom as we move forward, but we kicked a lot," he said. "It's been a long camp, 22 practices or I think 26 maybe. So, it's been a long camp and I think maybe his leg got a little tired there toward the end.

"I think he has been impressive and he started out of the box very, very good, but Muma has been consistent throughout. He has to remain consistent the rest of this week and he has a job to win on gameday. I'm pretty confident that he has done the job and he certainly has all the ability."

Muma was in a battle to start with former MSU kicker Dan Conroy before the 2010 season. Conroy won the job and Muma has served as the kickoff specialist for the past three seasons.

Muma was 7 of 8 in the second scrimmage, including a 46-yard game-winner.

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