Goss was not expected to return after a tumultuous 2005 season where he cost the Spartans contest against two of their biggest rivals, Michigan and Ohio State with missed field goal attempts..........
"Our defense has to accept a challenge (of facing an extremely potent Northwestern team) and get the ball back for us." --MSU head coach John L. Smith
October 19, 2005
"Either you toughen up and become a kicker and become more mentally tough or somebody else will kick and that's the way I approach it. Give me a guy that will kick it through and if it's a freshman, that's fine. -- Michigan State head coach John L. Smith.
October 4, 2005
"Yes, I thought about going to (walk-on kicker Nick) Mayer", said Michigan State coach John L. Smith, "until he came up to me and told me 'my groin hurts and I don't know if I can kick it.'"
October 1, 2005