Football freep.com —  Jamal Lyles played the role of tight end in Michigan State's fall production of a 13-1 season and Rose Bowl championship. When it was over, the question remained: Would Lyles' future involve a return to defensive end, where he worked as a redshirting freshman in 2012 and until the second game of 2013? Those questions are over now.
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Football mlive.com —  Terry feels like he has made progress from where he was last season, when he redshirted as a freshman after very nearly playing. "I felt way better, just more comfortable and understanding more,'' Terry said, asked how his second football scrimmage of this spring compared to his first.
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Football mlive.com —  Darqueze Dennard was out running an errand when ESPN aired "Mel Kiper Jr. Mock Draft 4.0" on Thursday night. But even if Michigan State's unanimous All-American cornerback had been home watching television, he would not have been tuned in to see the latest on where he's projected to go in the upcoming NFL draft.
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Football freep.com —  Quarterback Brian Lewerke of Pinnacle High School in Phoenix is of the top recruits at his position in the nation for the class of 2015. The 4-star recruit was recently in East Lansing and was able to learn more about Michigan State and the Spartan program.
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Football detroitnews.com —  As the spring evaluation period begins and schools head out to visit top prospects across the country, Michigan State actually received a visit from one of their top targets as Cincinnati La Salle junior defensive tackle Jordan Thompson came to town.
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Football freep.com —  Joel Heath got an indoctrination to playing defensive tackle last season as part of Michigan State’s special speed package. It was a frightening, fleet-footed foursome for the Spartans’ foes to face — Heath and Lawrence Thomas paired together on the interior of the defensive line, with Shilique Calhoun and Marcus Rush flanking them. An entire front of defensive ends.
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Football mlive.com —  Max Bullough said he plans to be back in Spartan Stadium for the annual Green and White game at 2 p.m. April 26. Bullough, who has been training in California, revealed his plans to come back for the spring game during his interview on the "Moving the Chains" show on Sirius XM radio on Thursday. "I'm going back to watch my brother in the spring game next week and waiting for the draft,'' Bullough said, asked his plans between now and the NFL draft.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Bullough intercepts a pass for a touchdown return during Saturday's scrimmage, then performs at Monday's Spartan Academic Excellence Gala.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State was able to get a look at one of the best athlete prospects in the Midwest of 2015 last summer: Justin Tranquill of Carroll High School in Fort Wayne, Ind.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio has spent the past month challenging his Michigan State football team on the practice field. The Spartans head coach has now turned his attention to the Michigan State fan base. "I want to see 50,000 at the Green and White game,'' Dantonio said. "I think that's where this program needs to go.'' The annual Green and White game takes place at 2 p.m. April 26 at Spartan Stadium.
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Football mlive.com —  "The coaches are giving me a free rein to check,'' Cook said earlier this week. "More likely if it's a run play, checking to pass if they are going to blitz and we don't have enough guys to block. Then, if it's pass play, if they are bringing the house, maybe I can check to a run play.''
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Football mlive.com —  When Demetrius Cooper injured his knee before his junior year in high school, the high volume of recruiting interest he had once garnered as a sophomore nearly all vanished. Once considered one of the top players in the class of 2013, Cooper had to miss nearly two full seasons of football. His once-plentiful college options shrank considerably. He considered quitting at one point. He eventually ended up at one of the few schools that stuck with him: Michigan State.
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Football freep.com —  Joel Heath got an indoctrination to playing defensive tackle last season as part of Michigan State’s special speed package. It was a frightening, fleet-footed foursome for the Spartans’ opponents to face — Heath and Lawrence Thomas paired together on the interior of the defensive line, with Shilique Calhoun and Marcus Rush flanking them outside. An entire front made up of defensive ends.
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Football statenews.com —  Riley Bullough has an unfair advantage. As a linebacker-turned-running-back-turned-linebacker again, he knows the ins and outs of both the offense and defense. That gave him the edge over junior quarterback Connor Cook during a spring practice, as Bullough picked off a low-thrown ball that Cook might have been trying to get rid of.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Herm Edwards knows a little about cornerbacks. He played the position for 10 seasons in the NFL, then coached defensive backs as an NFL assistant for nine years before becoming a head coach for eight more. Who does Edwards think is the best cornerback in the 2014 NFL draft? Darqueze Dennard.
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