Shilique Calhoun, DL for Michigan State, will spend his senior season playing with the team, something that Spartan fans and live betting services all over the country see as great news, as they’re well aware of the player’s talents on the field.
On Sunday, Calhoun made his decision known during a news conference, and many fans were delighted to learn that the player wants to go back to the school.
“I’m going to take my last hoorah, come out and have a great season,” said the player. “With the talent that we have on this team, I know that we can go far. I want to actually be a part of that team that takes us to the national championship.”
Mark Dantonio, Michigan State coach, will be very happy to see the player return to action when next season gets underway.
“It’s a statement for education and a statement for maturity,” said Dantonio. “I think that’s tremendous.”
Calhoun did admit that Ohio State and Oregon – the only couple of teams who this season were able to beat Michigan State – helped him decide after he saw them make it to the national title game.
“As I watch the College Football Playoff play out and I see the two teams that are in the national championship are the two team we lost to, it just shows that we’re inches away from being in that game,” said Calhoun.
This season, the 256-pound, 6-foot-5 player was able to record eight sacks, and the Spartans, who have a seventh placed ranking , are set to have a top 10 finish for the second year in a row after the Cotton Bowl, when they took out Baylor.
QB Connor Cook and Calhoun both made the decision to return after they considered making a move to the pro ranks. The Spartans will lose the services of junior DB Trae Waynes, as the player is set to join the NFL.
“I don’t think there’s any question that our two biggest recruits are Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook,” said Dantonio. “When you have two guys that are basically All-Americans making the decision to return, I think it gives you a great push for 2015.”
Michigan State also lost the services of DC Pat Narduzzi, who became the head coach of the Steelers. However, live betting services learned that the Spartans now seem to have the necessary returning talent to be one of the Big Ten’s favorites.