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This 1976 Michigan State football recruitment film highlights the facilities Michigan State University has to offer. James Caan wears a Spartan varsity jacket and reminisces about his time at MSU. Music performed by the Spartan Marching Band (under the direction of Kenneth Bloomquist) can be heard throughout the film, and scenes of campus and Spartan football include dialogue by new Spartan football head coach Darryl Rogers, and new Athletic Director Joe Kearney.&