Football freep.com —  Chase Goodbread of nfl.com writes: "The Spartans will be tough on defense once again, and quarterback Connor Cook will be a steady, veteran presence in close games. MSU will be strong on the line of scrimmage, especially offensively, and pass rusher Shilique Calhoun will harass Big Ten quarterbacks all season."
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Football maxwellfootballclub.org —  The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch lists for the 79th annual Maxwell Award and the 21st annual Chuck Bednarik Award. The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995.
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Football mlive.com —  The opening of "The Opening" produced precisely the sort of hype Nike was hoping for on Monday, with the 18 quarterbacks spotlighted by OregonLive.com and Bleacher Report. Michigan State 2016 commit Messiah deWeaver was one of the five "QBs Who Blew Up Day 1 of the Elite 11," according to Bleacher Report writer Michael Felder, a former defensive back at North Carolina.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State 2017 wide receiver commit Hunter Rison has gotten accustomed to being the son of a celebrity. In fact, the rising junior at Ann Arbor Skyline High School says he embraces the challenge of following in Andre Rison's footsteps at Michigan State.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Being loaded at so many positions means that maybe the weakest group for this team could be the strongest elsewhere. With that out of the way, we give you our weakest position groups for the upcoming football season.
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Football louisvillesports.org —  The Louisville Sports Commission today named R.J. Shelton among 44 multi-talented college football players to the 2015 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its sixth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy.
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Football mlive.com —  Messiah deWeaver's name figures to come up a lot during the Elite 11 competition in Oregon this week, as the Michigan State 2016 QB commit been the MVP at Nike camps in suburban Chicago and Los Angeles en route to The Opening camp.
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Football mlive.com —  The first time Larry "LJ" Scott touched the football in a high school game, Hubbard faced a second-and-8 at its own 18-yard line against Poland Seminary High School. "We ran a toss right,'' said Ron Fox, the offensive coordinator at Hubbard. "LJ made four kids miss, cut back to his left, and made another four kids miss and ran it 82 yards for a touchdown. And Poland is not a slouch team.''
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Football theonlycolors.com —  This year reminds me a little bit of 2009, when A.J. Jimmerson, Caulton Ray, Glenn Winston, Ashton Leggett, Edwin Baker, Larry Caper, and Andre Anderson were all competing for time following the departure of Javon Ringer. That was a strange group, and so is the one competing for time now. There's the talented freshman (Scott), the talented guy with legal trouble (Williams) and then a mixture of somewhat similar guys who haven't distinguished themselves yet (Holmes, London, Harrell, Owens).
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Football mlive.com —  Brian Lewerke looks to lead his fellow classmates from the 2015 signing class onto to the field today, as Michigan State's incoming freshmen begin the second phase of voluntary summer workouts. Lewerke got his first dose of Spartan Football between June 8 and June 24, when he showed up and went through voluntary workouts to better get to know the campus and his older teammates.
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Football mlive.com —  Incoming Michigan State football freshman Grayson Miller hasn't played 11-on-11 football since the fourth play of his senior season with Scott County High School in Kentucky, last Aug. 23. That was when Miller, son of former Spartans' All-Big Ten safety John Miller (1985-88), suffered a fractured leg and ankle while getting rolled up on by a linebacker and was transported from the game by ambulance.
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Football mlive.com —  Ron Burton has celebrated Michigan State's success recruiting defensive linemen as much as anyone, but only to a point. On Monday, when the second half of the summer workouts begin with the 2015 class on board, all the talk about projections and potential goes out the window.
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Football freep.com —  Running back LJ Scott, junior college linebacker Drake Martinez, linebacker and early enrollee Tyriq Thompson and various receivers and cornerbacks could be factors for an expected preseason top-10 team. The Free Press' Joe Rexrode caught up with a few members of the class before they arrived on campus
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Football freep.com —  Lippett and Mumphery were MSU's top two yardage producers, so there's a big void to fill. Burbridge, Kings and Shelton make for a nice place to start, though. Is Burbridge ready to be a top-flight No. 1 receiver as a senior? That will be a big question.
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Football mlive.com —  Cassius Peat is a candidate to play as a true freshman, but he said he assumes nothing and just wants to do his best and learn what he can.
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Football bleacherreport.com —  The Michigan State Spartans have a long history of great quarterbacks. The tradition continues with Messiah DeWeaver. The signal-caller will be at The Opening in Oregon. Bleacher Report's College Football Analyst Michael Felder breaks down DeWeaver's game.
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Football mlive.com —  Jim Bollman has needed only two seasons to turn a position full of question marks into one filled with answers at Michigan State. Rising junior Josiah Price is a first-team preseason All-Big Ten pick entering this season according to Athlon Magazine, junior Jamal Lyles was one of the most improved players of the spring, and senior Paul Lang ranks as the most versatile player on offense.
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Football mlive.com —  Tailback Delton Williams is expected to return to the Michigan State football team, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Williams, a rising junior from Erie, Pennsylvania, could rejoin the team as early as this month in the Spartans' voluntary summer workouts, barring any unforeseen developments. Williams could face a multi-game suspension -- that may or may not ultimately result in him redshirting -- and he will not immediately be reinstated to scholarship status.
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Football freep.com —  With 20 verbal commitments, Michigan State does not have a lot of scholarship room left for the class of 2016. The staff did however recently offer a player they see as someone who would be an excellent fit for the offense, Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin's Albert Okwuegbunam. The 6-foot-5, 215-pound Okwuegbunam is rated the No. 58 athlete recruit in the nation and the No. 15 player in Illinois for the class of 2016 by Rivals.com. In addition to MSU, Okwuegbunam also holds offers from Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Indiana and Iowa. Okwuegbunam has 17 scholarship offers all together.
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Football freep.com —  This joins cornerback and receiver as one of the Spartans' three biggest positional questions. The good news for MSU is that there's talent on the roster, and Langford's emergence shows that unproven players can flourish quickly at this position if they can play. Gerald Holmes and Madre London ended spring in a virtual deadlock.
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