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LISTEN: Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio on replacing Le’Veon Bell

July 2, 2013

Michigan State Head Coach Mark Dantonio has his hands full this offseason, as his Spartans football team looks to replace NFL-bound running back Le’Veon Bell.

Bell had a huge junior season at Michigan State, rushing for a Big Ten-best 1,740 yards. He was taken by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round of the NFL draft and in his rookie season is expected to compete for the team’s starting job.

Dantonio spoke with Jack Arute and Houston Nutt of SiriusXM College Football Playbook about the battle Michigan State has in camp to replace Bell.

“We’ve got guys coming in certainly, and we also have Nick Hill and Jeremy Langford and Nick Tompkins returning. We [also] moved [former linebacker] Riley Bullough over there at the tail end of spring,” Dantonio said. “We’ve got competition at that position, and we’ve always been strong there.”

Listen below to hear Dantonio speak more about the running back battle and other off-season story lines, and tune into SiriusXM College Football Playbook weekdays at 12 pm ET on SiriusXM College Sports Nation, channel 91.