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Keon Coleman wastes no time, scores FSU’s first touchdown of 2023

Yes, he’s still good.



Keon Coleman
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Former Michigan State star Keon Coleman wasted absolutely no time and scored Florida State’s first touchdown of 2023.

Michigan State fans have been watching closely as former players have been playing all weekend with college football returning. One former star wideout made an instant impact with his new team on Sunday night.

Keon Coleman, a name that not many Spartan fans like to utter anymore, caught the first touchdown pass of the season for Florida State in a 0-0 tie with LSU. And it was impressive.

Coleman caught a pass from Jordan Travis and took it 40 yards to the house to score his first career touchdown with Florida State and get the Seminoles on the board for the first time in 2023.

It was a deeper slant route that he caught and made a nice move to make a defender miss and then sprinted unimpeded to the end zone for the Seminoles’ first touchdown of the season. When he scored, you could hear a collective groan from Spartan fans everywhere. While he gave Michigan State a lot to root for and many are still hoping he succeeds, many fans were turned off by his “two-year sentence” comment to describe his time in East Lansing.

We all knew Coleman would still be really good at Florida State, but watching him score definitely hurt.

Fortunately for Michigan State, the Spartans have some really impressive young receivers who have filled in nicely for the departed Coleman. Jaron Glover and Tyrell Henry looked really good in the opener against Central Michigan. While a lot of us were salty about his departure, seeing Glover and Henry break out in the opener eased the pain.

Michigan State fans got to see guys like Coleman, Rocky Lombardi, and Payton Thorne have success all weekend long.

Former Spartans are doing just fine it seems.

Writer, co-owner of Spartan Shadows. Michigan State and college football expert at FanSided and formerly of The Detroit News. Expert on all things Michigan State. Connor Muldowney has written about Michigan State since graduating from the university with a degree in journalism back in 2013. Ten years of experience as a Michigan State writer/reporter.