The Michigan State Spartans kick off the 2012 season with a prime time ESPN game at Spartan Stadium on Friday, Aug. 31 against the Boise State Broncos. With fall practice about to begin and the opener mere weeks away, The Only Colors is getting pumped up for a big season that has the Spartans pointing toward the opener ranked 13th in the USA Today preseason poll.
Among the five fall camp story lines the The Only Colors will be tracking is how the Spartans approach their opener with Boise State. With so much attention on the first game and a chance to impress a nationwide audience, not to mention poll voters, the Spartans will need to find a balance between being primed and ready for Boise State while also being ready for Big Ten play.
Also, youth is not a critical component on the depth chart, but getting a big impact from a rising sophomore or redshirt freshman can swing a great season to special.