Spartans' Cook Still Hungry After 2013 Season
Wednesday Jul 30, 2014 12:00am
(EAST LANSING) – Complacency is not a word that is used to describe Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook. He had a stunning, breakout year in 2013 despite beginning the season on the bench. First, he had to unseat starter Andrew Maxwell and then hold off highly-recruited freshman Damion Terry for the job. But he got better each week, and ended up throwing for 2,755 yards, 22 touchdowns and only six interceptions. Big Ten coaches voted him second-team all-conference, and he was the MVP of the Big Ten championship game for leading the Spartans to 34 points and an upset of No. 2 Ohio State. But he wasn't finished. Cook passed for a career-high 322 yards and two touchdowns to beat Stanford. and earn Rose Bowl offensive MVP honors. With practices for the 2014 season beginning Saturday, Cook made it clear he wants more.
MSU quarterback Connor Cook with Spartan coach Mark Dantonio following their win in the Rose Bowl in January (photo courtesy of Michigan State University)