Mark Dantonio expressed confidence his team will recover from the Iowa loss, talked about a chat with Kirk Cousins --- who was doing some "soul searching" -- on the plane home, mentioned Bennie Fowler as a bright spot in Saturday's game, and brought up the Chris L. Rucker situation again for some closure.
Rucker is listed as the starter at boundary corner, with Darqueze Dennard listed as Johnny Adams' backup at field corner. Dennard's knee will not need surgery, Dantonio said, but there's no word on when he can return to action. When he does, he's a quality third guy if needed. Rucker will speak with reporters after practice tonight.
Keshawn Martin also is listed on the depth chart as the kick returner and at receiver, but that doesn't necessarily mean he'll be ready. Personally, if I were MSU I'd give him the next two weeks off so he's all the way back for Purdue, which would allow Fowler more time to show the skills that are going to make him a key player here in coming years.