September 29th, 2017

Tom Izzo is not running from the expectations. He wants his Michigan State players to embrace them as well. This could be the Spartans’ year as Izzo chases a second national championship. “There have been a couple years where we were unranked or ranked real low and expectations are low – that’s no fun, because our program’s to the point where you should, we should and our fans should expect that we’re gonna be knocking on the door to do some important things,” Izzo said Friday, minutes before beginning practice to christen the 2017-18 season. “This year, I couldn’t even hide behind that, and I haven’t hid behind that. I know what kind of team we have.”

Source: Detroit Free Press