Redshirts not final for Machado, London

Machado was set to play at Oregon, while Staten hopes he can redshirt the junior college transfer. As for London, he still could see the redshirt pulled if cards all fell the right way.

Michigan State already has played six members of the 2014 recruiting class this season, but a pair more could still see the field.

Right now, the redshirts remain on offensive tackle Miguel Machado and running back Madre London. It remains to be seen if it will stay that way.

On Thursday, offensive line coach Mark Staten said ideally Machado can redshirt, but the junior college transfer was set to play at Oregon, but the game situations unfolded in a way that prevented him from playing.

“I’d love to be able to redshirt him, I’ve told him a ton,” Staten said. “I fully planned on playing him against Oregon and then we got rolling in the second quarter when I was about to put him in.”

Staten said he continues to think it best for Machado to redshirt, while it could be better for the Spartans that he plays this season.

”It just ended up being one of those things like, will it be better for you as a person?” he said. “I think that’s what I always think. Better for the team, maybe, that he gets playing time now, gets some experience, but better for the overall longevity of this offensive line for him to continue to watch and learn.

”Travel, still get reps with the twos, a lot like Jack Allen did, a lot like a lot of these guys have done.”

As for London, the running back from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, coach Mark Dantonio said on Tuesday he does not know that the Spartans won’t take off his redshirt.

”Just depends on how everybody else is playing, and injuries, and those type of things,” he said,

Senior running back Jeremy Langford said he sees a smart player in London.

”He is learning fast and he is learning the offense well,” Langford said. “The problem is taking it all on. He knows pass blocking is not easy, but he is working on it. He is learning and he is trying to pass block.”

The true freshmen to play thus far this season are offensive lineman Brian Allen, safety Montae Nicholson, linebacker Chris Frey and defensive linemen Craig Evans, Malik McDowell and Montez Sweat.

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