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Michigan State notes: Pressure on Matt Coghlin and Jake Hartbarger watch list nomination

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EAST LANSING - Before Michigan State wrapped up fall camp, Matt Coghlin was confident he could handle the pressure of a game riding on his right foot.

At that point, the redshirt freshman was still competing for the starting placekicker position. Coghlin won the job but has yet to have his nerves truly tested.

Through Michigan State's first two games of the season - wins against Bowling Green and Western Michigan - Coghlin hasn't attempted a field goal. The Spartans (2-0) have a bye this week and will host Notre Dame (1-1) on Sept. 23 (8 p.