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Michigan State Quarterback Connor Cook On Not Being Named A Captain: "It Stinks"

Senior quarterback Connor Cook seemed like a shoo-in to be named a Michigan State captain to those of us outside of a program. Instead, the team went in another direction, naming Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Darien Harris the Spartans' three captains. Cook is clearly not happy about this, and spoke at length about it with Joe Rexrode of the Detroit Free Press

"...And guys still look to me as a leader, and obviously it stinks not to be captain. But that's why we have the leadership council, the 12 guys. Coach D. really likes to not just have three guys leading, but 12. We've got such a deep senior class, too. We've got guys like Shilique, Darien, me, Jack. Joel (Heath) is a great leader. If you could pick five captains, there would be five captains. If there could be six, there'd be six guys. All 12 guys are worth enough to be captains. But it's definitely not gonna limit my leadership role. And it's just gonna make me hungrier."

Cook is one of college football's top quarterbacks entering 2015, and a possible first round pick in 2016. If this further motivates him to have a huge year, watch out Big Ten.

[Detroit Free Press]