Michigan State fans used to dream of a football program that was relevant and consistently competed for the Big Ten title.

Now, with double-digit wins in three of the past four seasons, and the program's first Rose Bowl victory since the late '80s, head coach Mark Dantonio says his team is ready to take the next step.

And it starts with the fans at next Saturday's spring football scrimmage.

"We want 50,000 out there," Dantonio said Wednesday on Staudt on Sports. "I think that's where this program needs to go.

"You want a championship-type caliber football team, you want a championship-type program, then you need to put that type of fan base in the stadium at this point in time in our careers."

Aside from issuing that challenge to Spartan fans, Dantonio also talked about spring football practice and night games for MSU this season, among other things.

Listen to the full interview below: