Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The Michigan State Spartans might have had their most talented offensive line of the Mark Dantonio era in 2015, producing two All-Americans, two NFL Draft picks and another player who was signed as an undrafted free agent. With that talent gone, concerns about the offensive line might even overshadow concerns about replacing Connor Cook, the winningest quarterback in school history. Dantonio, though, is not one of those people worried about the Spartans offensive front.
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Football msuspartans.com —  For the better part of three decades, one of two particular teams was habitually picked at the Big Ten Kickoff Media Days to win the conference championship.Winning it the year before was a strong indication it would repeat.
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Football isportsweb.com —  This time around we take a look at the most dominant individual seasons of the Dantonio Era. This list looks at single season accomplishments and helps us remember some of the truly great performances we have seen over the last decade in East Lansing.
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Football freep.com —  After ending his six-year playing career, which included three seasons with the Detroit Lions, White joined the Lions as a scout in 1997 and worked his way up the organizational chain. He replaced Martin Mayhew as interim general manager last season and served for three months, until Bob Quinn was hired. He was fired in February. With MSU, White will be a program consultant. His job description will evolve as the season progresses.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The tight ends could play a larger role this season than last, as the Spartans need a couple of safety nets with a new quarterback and inexperienced offensive linemen and receivers.
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Football mlive.com —  To understand Michigan State's current timeline for naming a starting quarterback for 2016, you have to go back to 2012. Kirk Cousins had just departed after three years as the Spartans starter, and the Michigan State coaching staff moved quickly to name Andrew Maxwell as his replacement. The decision was made before spring practice started, and Maxwell spent six months as the starting quarterback before he played a game. When he did play a game, things didn't go well: Maxwell struggled as Michigan State went 7-6 in 2012. He eventually lost the job to Connor Cook in 2013.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State will host a strong contingent of Ohio players on campus this week, including several elite Class of 2017 prospects. Coach Mark Dantonio and the Spartans staff already have 16 recruits committed for 2017.
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Football freep.com —  Everyone associated with the Michigan State football program processed last season’s national semifinal loss to Alabama differently. R.J. Shelton chose to take charge of the wide receivers. Not long after the embarrassing 38-0 loss, Shelton stepped forward with plans to become the Spartans’ next standout senior receiver.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Today on the isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, former Michigan State punter Craig Jarrett joins Tyler Hayward to talk about how he is starting a scholarship fund in the memory of Mike Sadler. Kris Stanton hops on later to recap the second day of the Big Ten Media Days.
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Football btn.com —  R.J. Shelton enters the 2016 season as Michigan State’s leading returning receiver. The senior caught 43 passes for 503 yards and four touchdowns in 2015, and he’ll be asked to produce and provide veteran leadership for the team’s young and talented wideouts. Click through to learn more about the Michigan State receiver. Discuss »
Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State will hold an event to celebrate the life of Mike Sadler on Sunday, July 31 at Spartan Stadium beginning at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and parking is free. Gates C and J at Spartan Stadium will open at 2 p.m. Concessions will not be open, but water and non-alcoholic beverages will be permitted into the stadium.
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Football freep.com —  The last time Mark Dantonio ushered in a new quarterback, he had a team good enough to win the national championship. We just didn’t know it. Neither did he. Or maybe Dantonio did know, but felt like his all-world defense that season — 2013 — was so good he could get by with a game-manager at QB instead of a playmaker. We’ll never know how that season might have turned out if Connor Cook had begun August as the starter instead of Andrew Maxwell.
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Football freep.com —  One of Mark Dantonio’s deepest position groups this year is at tailback, where guys appear to be in excellent shape — at least with their weight — heading into fall practice.
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Football msuspartans.com —  In honor of the late Mike Sadler and through the cooperation of the Sadler Family, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mike Sadler Legacy Football Scholarship Fund to honor the former Spartan football student-athlete (2011-2014) who earned first-team All-America and All-Big Ten honors as a punter and was the only four-time Academic All-American in school history.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  According to Jeremy Warnemuende of 247Sports, Dantonio has hired former Spartan running back Javon Ringer to the staff as a recruiting intern, along with former safety Jairus Jones.
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Football espn.go.com —  Michigan State’s Riley Bullough heads into his final collegiate season as the outspoken, long-haired face of the Spartans football program. That’s a long ways from his first couple of years on campus, when Bullough said he happily hung in the shadows while big brother Max had his moment to shine. That’s what was expected of underclassmen at the time.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio knew the question was coming, so he had his witty reply at the ready. What did he think of the fact that Michigan State, the defending Big Ten champions, received just one of a possible 39 votes to win the East division in an annual preseason media poll? "I didn't vote for any of those reporters, either," Dantonio replied on Tuesday during his Big Ten media days session.
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Football isportsweb.com —  While the fall depth chart just came out the other day, Mark Dantonio only called it a “starting point.” The Spartans have already made a bunch of moves when looking at the offensive line, but more could be in store by the time the Furman game rolls around.
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Football freep.com —  “I think when you have a new quarterback situation and you lose a guy like Connor Cook and some of our other players, people tend to: ‘Oh, how can they overcome the losses of two All-America linemen, etc.?’ ” Dantonio said. “The things you have to look at when you look at our program right now is what we’ve been able to accomplish: the culture — winning culture. What’s our direction? We’ve got 31 players who have started at some point in time in our program, so I think the room is not barren.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has shown it’s willing to think outside the box while building its program, and its latest hire is something almost no other program has done. The Spartans announced last week they hired former Detroit Lions front-office member Sheldon White to be a program consultant. White, a former NFL player, spent 19 years with the Lions, finishing last season as the interim general manager after Martin Mayhew was dismissed.
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