It hasn’t been a fun season in East Lansing, Mich.
Michigan State was once ranked in the top-10 nationally but is now slumping at 2-4 with four losses in a row.
Fans may be concerned, but a recent Michigan State star isn’t: Washington Redskins QB Kirk Cousins.
According to the Detroit News, the former Spartans quarterback thinks Michigan State will figure things out. The reason? Coach Mark Dantonio’s program is tough and will endure.
“I’ve always been a big believer in the fact that tough times don’t last, tough people do,” Cousins said. “You’ve just gotta keep pushing, and I know Michigan State will do that. Michigan State’s built with a lot of tough people, and they’ll respond well.”
Spartans fans should trust Cousins. In his college career (2008-2011), he passed for 9,131 yards and 66 TDs. He was the program’s all-time passing leader until Connor Cook passed him a year ago.
Cousins points to his own experience as reason for optimism. In 2009, in what became his first season as the starting quarterback, Michigan State started 1-3 before rallying to make a bowl game.
In 2016, Michigan State will have a tough battle to reach six wins and make a bowl game. But Cousins isn’t going to count out his former team.