With freshman wide receiver Hunter Rison announcing Tuesday his plans to transfer, the Spartans are losing another wideout in sophomore Trishton Jackson.
Despite an impressive spring game, Jackson, who many had high hopes for, played in all 12 games, but only managed 143 yards on just 13 receptions for the year. Jackson had five receptions for 89 yards with a touchdown in 2016 as a true freshman.
After Mark Dantonio saw Harlon Barnett join Florida State as its new defensive coordinator last Friday, it appears he’ll also be losing defensive ends coach Mark Snyder to the Seminoles, as first reported by 24/7 Sports’s Josh Newberg on Wednesday and confirmed yesterday afternoon by Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.
When former defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi departed for Pittsburgh in 2015, Dantonio hired Snyder in 2015 where he began his career with MSU, coaching the linebackers for his first two seasons before spending the past year coaching the defensive ends. Snyder came to MSU with 26 years of coaching under his belt, including a head coaching stint at Marshall from 1995 to 1999. He also served as defensive coordinator at Texas A&M before he was fired in 2014.
Dantonio will now have three openings on his staff, including the recently-added 10th coaching position that is now allowed by the NCAA.