Niyo: National title within reach for Spartans

Indianapolis — A handful of years ago, it wasn’t so much what Michigan State couldn’t do. It was what it didn’t do.And now that it has done all this — the football team arriving here for tonight’s Big Ten championship game for the third time in five years, with national-title hopes firmly in tow — it’s no longer about what the Spartans won’t say.

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It was said years ago that Michigan State was a sleeping giant in football if the right man was brought in to run it. It looks as if the right man in Mark Dantonio. Since he took over as head coach in 2007, we grown accustomed to excellence in the program in the same manner we expect it from the basketball program under Tom Izzo. Eleven win seasons have now become the norm in East Lansing. Spartan fans should enjoy this success; it’s been a long time coming. The Spartans have not been mentioned in regards to a national championship since the mid-60’s with the 1965 and 1966 teams under then head coach Duffy Daugherty.