Michigan State's football team has issues to solve for this fall, but quarterback appears to be as strong as it has been in years. I really like both Kirk Cousins and Keith Nichol and the latter to me looks like as good an athlete as the Spartans have had at the position in years. I wonder how good Nichol would have been at Oklahoma if Sam Bradford wasn't there. If Bob Stoops thought enough to recruit this guy away from MSU in the first place I'm thinking he must be pretty good. And he is.
I don't know who will start, nor who should start. But Nichols showed me things in the spring game Saturday I haven't seen in awhile. Deadly accurate and can throw off his back foot very well and throws on the run well. He is quick and fast and he could make life tough for defenses. But does he have a line to block and a running game to help and I don't know if he does or does not based off the spring game.
MSU will beat Montana State and Central Michigan in its first two games this fall, then the season begins September 19th at Notre Dame. Whether both Nichol and Cousins play or not remains to be seen. Michigan State is likely a first division Big Ten team. It needs a solid defense beyond starters Trevor Anderson at derfensive end and Greg Jones at linebacker. It needs a running game and I have no idea based on the spring game whether it has one or not. But these quarterbacks are desitned to make some big highlight plays this fall to a number of different receivers who look like they can catch the ball. Stay tuned.