Spartans need special teams improvement

"As far as the punting game goes, what we want to try to do is get Fields into a situation where we just let him kick. I kick myself in the tail for asking him to do too many things and just let him kick the ball."
April 3, 2006

Special teams still a work in progress

``I kind of took him aside yesterday and put my arm around him and encouraged him that that focus has to continue to improve on the defensive portion of it. He really did some good things for us on special teams. That kickoff return, as you know, that was huge. And we can get at more of that." --John L. Smith on Demond Williams
November 3, 2005

John L's Press Conference: Purdue week part 1

MSU coach John L. Smith spoke to the press on a number of topics. Here are the transcripts of just a few of those questions and responses.
November 1, 2005

Spartans heading toward youth movement?

``The more confidence they get, the better they get, the more knowledgeable they get about making the adjustments and checks and all the things that you have to go through and just how they play it, yeah, hopefully that will be the case." John L. Smith on the MSU freshman class.
November 1, 2005

PREVIEW: Michigan State vs. Indiana

The Hoosiers are the worst rushing offense in the Big Ten and second to last in total offense. Senior running back Chris Taylor only managed 18 yards last week at Ohio State while quarterback Blake Power only passed for 72 yards against the Buckeyes.
October 28, 2005