Cook: Offense Will Work To Get Better

Michigan State fifth-year quarterback Connor Cook knows his final spring is coming to a close and next Saturday will be his final Green – White game. Saturday's second jersey scrimmage of the spring saw the Spartans signal caller like some of what he saw. (Quotes provided by Michigan State Athletic Communications)

Saturday, Michigan State took to the Spartan Stadium grass for the second jersey scrimmage of the spring. Quarterback Connor Cook came away liking some of the things he saw from the offense on the day.

“It was a big day for our running backs,” said Cook. “Gerald Holmes was killing it early in the scrimmage and Madre London finished strong. We established the running game early and that was definitely a positive. Coach (Dave) Warner was more aggressive early, taking some shots down the field. So the run game helped open up the vertical passing game. It’s exciting to see guys emerging at running back.”

As for his receivers, Cook found a big target on Saturday.

Jamal Lyles is a big target,” he said. “He can go up there and make plays. He can be a real weapon in the passing game. Jamal has a much better understanding of the offense this spring, and he’s playing with a lot of confidence.”

While things are winding down on his final spring as a Spartan, Cook knows there is no time for rest.

“During this final week of spring practice, we want to continue to get better in all aspects of the game … running game and passing game,” he said. “I want to continue to work on my accuracy as well as work on making the right read and going to the right spot with the football. I’ll also strive to continue to become a better leader.”

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