The Michigan State Spartans are looking to replace star quarterback Connor Cook going into the 2016 season, but they seem to have a good option to take over the offense. On Monday, Tyler O’Connor was named starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.
Head coach Mark Dantonio made the announcement that O’Connor will at least start the Spartans’ season opener against the Furman Paladins. He beat out junior Damion Terry for the starting job.
“I can say right now he’ll start week one,” Dantonio said.
Last season, O’Connor came and played in two games when Cook injured his shoulder, leading the Spartans to a 24-7 win over the Maryland Terrapins and a 17-14 upset over Ohio State.
He recorded 133 yards and two touchdowns in those games and has 374 yards and four touchdowns on his career.
The Spartans take on the Paladins on Sept. 2.
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