4 weeks ago

On Thursday evening, Jonathan Smith stood atop the stage of a nearly empty ballroom at the Lansing Center. Michigan State’s new coach was early – not rushed in at the last minute – for his keynote address during the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association’s annual clinic. He chatted with those around him informally before the room began filling. It may not have been the ideal way for Smith to celebrate his 45th birthday, but it was far from the biggest task in a calendar crunch during the early stages of building a new program.

Source: MLive.com