Michigan State’s new DL coach Marco Coleman spoke at a spring practice press conference on Thursday. He is very excited to work with the team.

Before joining the Spartans, it was reported in February that he would be leaving Georgia Tech for East Lansing. Coleman was with the Yellowjackets as their DE/LB coach. He was also a former player that lead the Yellowjackets in sacks.

Michigan State’s defense had the 14th-most sacks last season with 38 under their previous DL coach Ron Burton. The Spartans also allowed the 18th-fewest rushing yards per game with 117.9 in 2021. However, one of the things that Coleman talked about with urgency was not getting complacent with all of the team’s returning starters and depth at DT.

One of Coleman’s favorite players to coach so far has been DE Jeff Pietrowski, and that he values his experience at the position since he believes that the team lacks that at his position. He is also impressed with Florida transfer DE Khris Bogle as well.

Lastly, Coleman discussed his coaching philosophy and other players on the D-line.

Here’s what the new MSU D-line coach had to say: