Football freep.com —  At this point, I'm just anxious. I'm ready for this process to be over. I'm doing my best to enjoy it, but all I can do is work out and try to stay in shape and get in football shape as best I can. My pro day went well. I thought I came out and showed everybody what I could do and answered all the questions people had about me. I think my final workout is with the Tennessee Titans and then I'm done and I start my visits in April.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was at Breslin Center to welcome home Tom Izzo and the basketball team Sunday night after the Spartans had advanced to the Final Four. Curtis Blackwell, Michigan State's director of college advancement and performance, said that not only was Dantonio pleased for his friend, but the football coach recognized the boost Izzo's basketball team has given football recruiting.
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Football freep.com —  The potential is there, at least, for Michigan State to be elite in an important area. "This will be our biggest senior leadership team," said defensive end Shilique Calhoun, who was a captain as a junior and is likely to repeat as a fifth-year senior.
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Football freep.com —  Pro days are another chance for NFL teams. While it's a comfortable environment for the players, it's also a chance to see more specific elements than at the formulaic NFL scouting combine. Two of Michigan State's top prospects – Trae Waynes and Tony Lippett – felt the March 18 pro day was a major boost to their NFL draft prospects.
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Football mlive.com —  The top receiver in the 2016 class from Ohio isn't sure where he'll ultimately catch on and play his college football, but Cleveland's Justin Layne feels Michigan State is worth another look this weekend. "This will be my fourth time up,'' said Layne, a Benedictine High School product who's bringing his mother on this trip up to East Lansing. "I'm really wanting to see how they practice.''
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Football freep.com —  Self-improvement is ongoing for Connor Cook, and grilled chicken, footwork and spring break in the sun all work into the equation. The Michigan State quarterback recently spent his spring break in San Diego with quarterback guru George Whitfield, which he has done multiple times. He got to reunite with his pal and Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty, while also working out with Florida State's Jameis Winston. Both are Whitfield clients as well.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook has gained two pounds -- from 218 pounds to 220 pounds -- according to the most recent depth chart, but the Michigan State senior quarterback will tell you it's good weight. "I've toned down a little bit,'' Cook said, asked about his offseason workout accomplishments. "I focused on my diet and eating right. Main thing I wanted to focus on was eating healthier, because during the season I was ordering out all the time."
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Football freep.com —  This weekend Michigan State will host several top prospects for the class of 2016. Players from multiple states will be in East Lansing learning more about the Spartans' program and building rapport with the coaching staff. Click through for a list of a few of the players that I have confirmed will be on campus.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has offered one of the top prospects in Ohio and the nation, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy junior Prince Sammons, a nearly 6-foot-7, 280-pound defensive end and offensive tackle who is being recruited by the country's powers. Area recruiter Harlon Barnett and head coach Mark Dantonio broke the news to Sammons and his head coach, Eric Taylor.
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Football youtube.com —  Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun, Darien Harris and Connor Cook talk about the first day of spring practice.


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Football rantsports.com —  In 2014, the Michigan State Spartans finished 11-2, losing to Ohio State and Oregon. As good as the Spartans were, the best opponent they defeated during the regular season was Nebraska. With several big departures, here are five questions for Michigan State football during 2015 spring practice.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans signed the No. 1-ranked running back out of Ohio in the 2015 class in LJ Scott, a player who chose MSU over Ohio State and Alabama and is expected to compete for the starting job in fall drills Michigan State now has its sights set on quarterback recruit Messiah deWeaver and receiver Justin Layne, two difference-makers who are expected to watch the Spartans partake in spring drills.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio threw a few numbers around at his spring football press conference on Tuesday, but the one that stood out most was "zero.'' "We sort of start at ground zero every year,'' said Dantonio, whose entering his ninth season as Michigan State's head coach coming off the program's first back-to-back top five seasons since 1965-66. "That's why we take our time to get in spring ball. We want to start at ground zero and see how they're doing, their weight and strength.
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Football freep.com —  Last year Michigan State made recruiting the state of Virginia a priority and it paid off with the commitment of top wide receiver Felton Davis of Highland Springs. The Spartans hope to continue recruiting in Virginia and Jaqui Givens of Atlee High School is a player they are focused on.
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Football freep.com —  Connor Cook brought to light a part of Monty Madaris' game that had never been discussed much – his physicality. "I think you see it with his blocking," Cook said of the 6-foot-1, 198-pound receiver after the first practice of spring ball Tuesday. "Say someone throws a pass to (AJ) Troup and Troup's running, Monty's looking for someone to frickin' just crack. Or if it's a downfield block and he's got his hands on someone, he's not gonna let that person go. He plays angry but then he plays focused too. I think it's more of a focus thing than anger."
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Football videos.mlive.com —  Jack Allen has always preferred to go about his work quietly and lead by example, but as a senior, he recognizes it's time for him to step up to help lead the Michigan State offensive line and football team.
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Football espn.go.com —  The question has loomed at Michigan State for more than a year now. How does a program fueled by proving doubters wrong continue to improve when they’ve left little room for doubt? Now that expectations have finally caught up to the overachieving Spartans, how do they meet them? For defensive end Shilique Calhoun, it’s an easy answer. Discuss »
Football spartannation.com —  The Michigan State football program has been renewed under head coach Mark Dantonio. Eight straight bowl games, four straight bowl game victories and back to back top five finishes are now the norm. Don’t say that to Dantonio. He loves the grind of spring. The battle of spring and the effort it takes to be great in the fall is simple.
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Football mlive.com —  The name "Monty Madaris" has been bandied about around the Duffy Daugherty Football Building for three years, but the actual sightings of No. 88 have been relatively rare. For a player who came into the Michigan State program from tradition-rich Cincinnati Moeller High School with such great hype -- the No. 159 player in the nation in 2012, according to Scout.com -- Madaris has yet to produce much on game days.
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Football mlive.com —  Senior outside linebacker Darien Harris hadn't given the absence of departed defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi a second thought until asked about it following Michigan State's first spring practice on Tuesday. "It was a little bit different,'' Harris said, "but to be honest, you didn't even really notice it.''
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