staff, September 6, 2011

Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins joined BTN on Tuesday night for the season debut of "The Next Level." Cousins, the three-time Michigan State captain, talked about his early NFL chances with Rick Pizzo, Brandon Williams and Jon Jansen. Cousins' take on the ultra-competitive NFL? "You have to be able to play at a high, high level every day and work at a high level," he said. That's exactly what Cousins has done during his successful Spartan career, going 17-9 and throwing for 6,037 yards and 42 touchdowns.

Watch "The Next Level" at 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday. Former NFL scout Russ Lande will join Pizzo, Williams and Jansen every week to offer his expert analysis.

You can follow "The Next Level" on Twitter @BTNNextLevel.