May 21st, 2019

The Spartans bring back the bulk of their talent with 17 returning starters and a lot of familiar names on a team looking to rebound. Some players, like defensive end Kenny Willekes and linebacker Joe Bachie, are All-American candidates and expected to maintain a high level of production. Others, from redshirt freshmen to fifth-year seniors, are heading into the fall with the opportunity to play a bigger role in coach Mark Dantonio’s 13th season leading the program.