Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  This Week George And Coach Preview The Cotton Bowl Game Against Baylor. They Also Recap The Season. Guest Include Senior Receiver Tony Lippett And Senior Defensive Back Kurtis Drummond.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State cornerback Trae Waynes insists he doesn't pay attention to reports about whether he'll return for his senior season. One thing the junior is clear about is he has yet to make a decision. "I haven't really thought about it," Waynes said. "The main thing I'm thinking about is sending out the seniors with a win and hopefully finish in the top five again for another year."
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State had three juniors looking at the NFL two years ago and lost all three – Le'Veon Bell, Will Gholston and Dion Sims. Now there are three more in that position, and it looks like much more of a mixed bag with a couple weeks left until the No. 7 Spartans (10-2) finish their season against No. 4 Baylor (11-1) in the Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas (12:30 p.m., ESPN).
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Football mlive.com —  Waynes said his parents are coming to East Lansing on Friday and will meet with him and the MSU coaching staff to discuss his future.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The Big Ten Network reveals who you voted in on Michigan State football's Mount Rushmore at 6 PM Eastern tonight. Here's how SpartanDan and Pete see it.
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Football mlive.com —  Strong, reliable and determined, Michigan State tailback Jeremy Langford represents the ultimate blue-collar back in college football. What the 6-foot-1, 208-pound senior lacks in glitz and glamour, he more than makes up for in production, as Langford will roll into the Cotton Bowl Classic riding a school-record streak of nine-straight 100-yard rushing performances.
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Football freep.com —  One of the top prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2016 is Eden Prairie (Minn.) linebacker Carter Coughlin. Rivals.com ranks the 6-foot-4, 205-pound prospect the No. 2 player in Minnesota and the No. 18 outside linebacker in the nation. Michigan State has been very active recruiting the Land of 10,000 Lakes the last few years because of the work of primary recruiter Brad Salem. This summer, Coughlin was able to camp at MSU and this fall the Spartans were able to have him on campus for the game against Michigan.
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Football detroitnews.com —  To Michigan State opponents, center Jack Allen is one of the most intense players they face. The junior doesn't exactly make a lot of friends on game day, and as offensive line coach Mark Staten said, Allen "plays with a nasty edge every play, every series and every game." To his teammates, Allen is all of that — and more.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Michigan State fifth-year senior defensive back Kurtis Drummond has been named first-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America, while junior defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun has earned second-team honors.
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Football freep.com —  ESPN analyst Ed Cunningham did not hold back in his criticism of Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook's footwork during two broadcasts this season, which earned him the ire of some MSU fans. But Cunningham also didn't hold back his praise of the No. 7 Spartans (10-2) when asked on ESPN Radio's "SVP & Russillo" show Wednesday to name the best team in college football this season.
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  Michigan State defensive back Trae Waynes is considered to be a lock to enter the 2015 NFL draft, according to multiple sources familiar with the underclassman's thinking. Waynes, a junior, hasn't made any official declarations, but he has met with agents in an effort to vet potential representatives. He is collectively projected by draftniks as either a first-round or early second-round pick.
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Football freep.com —  Trae Waynes, who has yet to declare for the draft, is projected by McShay to go No. 20, to the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Football mlive.com —  Dantonio said Michigan State will be prepared if and when Narduzzi gets hired away to become the head coach at another program.
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Football freep.com —  Several Spartans said a 16-team playoff would be too big. That's kind of like trying to eat an extra-large pizza by yourself. But eight teams would be just about right. If they went to an eight-team playoff, the two teams in the championship would play three extra games.
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Football detroitnews.com —  "When you look at Connor Cook, he could be the third or fourth-best quarterback in this draft, but he needs another year," ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. said last week. "In another year, you're looking at maybe a top-15 pick. Whereas this year, you're looking at probably more of a second round. Connor Cook, by going back to Michigan State, would enhance his draft rating."
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Football freep.com —  "I am concerned from a safety and from an enjoyment standpoint of, are we marketing to the wrong fan?" Hollis said in a news conference previewing the MSU football team's Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl against Baylor. "I think we have a lot of folks that are walking away from Spartan Stadium because of what they're seeing in the stands, what they're seeing en route from their car to the stadium. And that's kind of a call to action to all of us."
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Football freep.com —  At 284 pounds — down from the 309 he was listed at when preseason camp began — the 6-foot-4 Thomas is looking more like a defensive end than a tackle. That's no mistake. He wants to get down to 275. "That's what I'm looking at," Thomas said of moving outside after spending most of his time inside during a breakthrough fourth fall with the Spartans.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Considering what Mark Dantonio inherited when he took over as Michigan State's coach in 2007, a trip to the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day against a top-five team would seem like a reason for Spartans fans to flock to Dallas. But call it complacency, call it a Rose Bowl hangover, there isn't near the buzz for the bowl showdown against Baylor. And the idea the season has been a disappointment, regardless of expectations, doesn't sit too well with Dantonio. "I don't understand why people keep saying that," he said. "I mean, we're 10-2. People keep saying that's major disappointment. Move on."
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Football mlive.com —  Cook's father, Chris Cook, told MLive on Tuesday the family has talked to enough people about the quarterback's NFL future to feel comfortable with their son's decision.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch, Michigan.com MSU beat writer Joe Rexrode and LSJ MSU writer Chris Solari discuss what was said by MSU's athletic director, coaches and players at MSU Cotton Bowl media day Tuesday in East Lansing.
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