According to Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, the Spartans will be without one of their top players when they take on Oregon in the Redbox Bowl.
Dantonio talked to the media on Wednesday and he revealed that defensive back Justin Layne, who previously announced he was heading to the NFL after this season, had already left the program and would not be suiting up for Michigan State in the bowl game.
Quotes from MLive:
“Justin Layne has left the football team, so obviously he won’t be playing in the bowl game and everybody else is still with the team, so I imagine they’ll play,” Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said during a Wednesday afternoon press conference.
Dantonio added that he is disappointed with Layne’s decision to skip his team’s final game of the 2018 season.
“Yeah, I’m disappointed,” Dantonio said. “Everybody these days has a different philosophy on how these things are working now. My philosophy is you finish, you finish the season, that includes bowl games or playoff games, and other people feel differently. That doesn’t mean that I’m right and they’re wrong. It’s just a difference of philosophy.”
What do you think, Nation? Do you agree with Dantonio’s philosophy?