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Football gets new coach

February 25, 2002

Danny Crossman was named linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the MSU football team Friday.

Crossman, 35, served as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech the last three years. He replaces Sal Sunseri, who resigned Feb. 13 to become a defensive assistant (quality-control coach) for the Carolina Panthers.

“We’re excited to have Danny Crossman join our coaching staff,” Spartan head coach Bobby Williams said in a statement. “Look at the success his special teams had during his tenure at Georgia Tech.

“He has built a reputation as one of the nation’s top young assistants.”

Last season, the Yellow Jackets finished third in the Atlantic Coast Conference in total defense (333.3 yards per game). Georgia Tech also ranked among the NCAA leaders in kickoff returns, net punting and punt returns.

“I’m looking forward to becoming a member of one of the nation’s top athletic departments,” Crossman said in a statement. “Michigan State has a great football program and a rich tradition.”

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