Michigan State landed a spot on another magazine cover ahead of its appearance in the College Football Playoff against Alabama on New Year’s Eve.
It even got everyone’s name right.
Quarterback Connor Cook and Sparty are on cover of ESPN The Magazine’s “Championship Drive” edition, one of four covers for the magazine that will hit newsstands on Friday.
The headline: “Surprise Sparty! Connor Cook won’t stay down”
The edition also includes a feature on Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio’s building of a national powerhouse “with underheralded recruits and a commitment to defense and no-nonsense playcalling” and his showdown with mentor Nick Saban in the Cotton Bowl on New Year’s Eve.