Football freep.com —  Connor Cook had a different look in the early days. “You guys didn’t see the goofy, bigfoot guy I saw when I first came in,” fellow Michigan State fifth-year senior Shilique Calhoun said of Cook. “He’s adapted so much, man, and he’s grown up so much.” In fact, Cook looks back and still wonders what primary recruiter Pat Narduzzi and the rest of Mark Dantonio’s MSU staff saw when he was a “three-star” quarterback out of Walsh Jesuit High in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio will visit the ESPN campus in Bristol, Connecticut, on Wednesday, Aug. 5 for a “Car Wash,” appearing across multiple network programs and platforms during a 5-hour period.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Only the college careers of these individuals are considered when ranking them, taking into consideration the era in which these athletes played. Take a look at the top offensive linemen to ever play in the Green and White.
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Football mlive.com —  Le'Veon Bell, Kirk Cousins and Drew Stanton are just a few of the former Michigan State players in NFL training camps as the preseason hits full swing. Five of them are with the Houston Texans.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Matt Hoeppner, Ryan McCumber and Tyler Hayward present cases for the player with the most to prove. The Spartans are locked in at most positions, with solidified talent coming back predominately in the trenches. The skill positions and secondary still leave a little to be desired, at least on paper. Until the season rolls around, we won’t know for sure who has stepped up and maybe who has regressed. So they have decided to offer up a few players that need to take that next step in order to be a significant contributor to the Michigan State football team this season.
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Football thecoverfour.com —  Heck Dorland of The Cover Four breaks down what states from which Spartan recruits are coming under Dantonio. In both graphical and table formats.
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Football mlive.com —  "It's been a whirlwind," Green said Monday afternoon as the first day of camp wrapped up. "I've just been constantly on the go. You've got to do something over here, you've got to do something over there, while still working out and trying to get better and stay in shape and all that stuff. It's been a great time, I wouldn't change it for nothing in the world. It's been a dream come true."


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Football thecoverfour.com —  It’s interesting to go back and look at the preseason depth charts of Dantonio’s MSU teams to watch a team slowly build up depth, and go through occasional sea-changes, over nine years.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Four Michigan State Spartans, led by offensive tackle Jack Conklin, are on the list of top 100 players for 2015, according to analysis by SportsOnEarth.com. Conklin, a junior from Plainwell, Michigan, is ranked the No. 29 player in the nation. Conklin, who was named second-team All-Big Ten by coaches and media last season, has allowed just 2.5 sacks in 27 games for the Spartans.
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Football freep.com —  In a little more than a month, No. 6 Michigan State will welcome No. 5 Oregon for the first meeting of top-10 teams at Spartan Stadium since … No. 2 MSU and No. 1 Notre Dame tied, 10-10, in the 1966 “Game of the Century.” So that’s pretty big. But a month from Tuesday, the Spartans start their season at Western Michigan. And they swear that’s what’s dominating their thoughts.
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Football freep.com —  You can judge for yourself on this one, but a few seconds of Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio sound was enough to get me into a lively argument on the air Friday. My combatant was longtime friend and writer Steve Grinczel, who took the following quote from Dantonio as a hint that a position switch is in the offing for junior receiver R.J. Shelton.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Michigan State offensive lineman Zach Higgins has taken a medical disqualification and retired from football. Associate athletic director John Lewandowski confirmed the news Monday after Higgins, a would-be junior offensive lineman, did not appear on the 2015 roster at Big Ten media days in Chicago.
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Football mlive.com —  "Smeegz" is beginning to look like he's winning his fight — and the team in his corner is still going strong. In a video posted to ESPN.com on Thursday, Michigan State University quarterback Connor Cook says he wears a bracelet that bears the nickname of Ryan "Smeegz" Smigiel, 22, a Bay County man who battled a brain tumor earlier this year.
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Football statenews.com —  Connor Cook was ranked No. 2 best college football quarterback of 2015— second to Mississippi State's Dak Prescott — in a recent ranking on campusinsiders.com. The rankings were based on projections for the upcoming season and not professional potential, according to the article.
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Football mlive.com —  Oregon is ranked No. 5 in the preseason coaches poll released last Thursday, and Michigan State is at No. 6. The Spartans opened as a 1-point favorite over the Ducks according to the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, a changeup from last year's game when Oregon was the favorite.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The isportsMSU team is putting together lists of the top five Michigan State football players in each position group. Only the college careers of these individuals were considered and they tried to take into consideration the era in which these athletes played. Take a look at the top defensive linemen to ever play in the Green and White.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio once explained his icy game-face glare is merely the byproduct of focus and concentration. "You try doing your job with 75,000 people looking over your shoulder,'' says Dantonio, perhaps also explaining why he keeps the scrimmage portions of Michigan State practices shuttered to all but a few select donors. Dantonio's trademark scowl was once again in effect at Big Ten media days last week, the ninth-year MSU head coach stepping up to the podium as the opening act on Thursday.
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Football mlive.com —  "Michigan State is the only school in the nation to win a Bowl Championship Series game during the 2013 season and a New Year's Six bowl game last year, so we need to pursue as many avenues as possible to promote our football program,'' MSU associate athletics director/communications John Lewandowski said. "When informed that the annual Big Ten ESPN "Car Wash" had been cancelled this summer, we immediately reached out to the network to explore scheduling our own trip to the Bristol campus."
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Football freep.com —  We are a little over a month away until actual football games, but the media day sessions in college football always seem to heighten the anticipation. This is especially the case for a Michigan State team coming off back-to-back top-5 finishes in national polls. The Spartans attendees -- including head coach Mark Dantonio, quarterback Connor Cook, defensive end Shilique Calhoun, and center Jack Allen -- each elaborated on several trending topics surrounding the upcoming season.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It seemed odd a couple of years ago, as Michigan State was marching toward a Big Ten championship and a victory in the Rose Bowl, that the offensive line was far from an established, five-man unit. While most teams want the five starters to be clear and will stick with that group, Spartans offensive line coach Mark Staten began implementing a type of rotation. As many as eight players were seeing regular snaps, often changing from possession to possession.
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