Football detroitnews.com —  Mark Dantonio has always said he will play the best players. It hasn't mattered what class a player is in, how many starts they've had or what they've accomplished in the past. As he says often, "We have to live in the moment."
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Football freep.com —  It's an off day for Michigan State players and coaches, though they'll be watching live from various locales Saturday when Ohio State — the next opponent on the schedule — hosts Illinois at 8 in a game televised on ABC.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's Mark Dantonio is one of 13 coaches on the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year watch list that was released Friday. Dantonio's Spartans (7-1) are ranked No. 5 in the USA Today coaches poll and No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings as well as the AP Top 25 and Grantland Rice Super 16 polls.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has been on a bye week, but that has not translated to a quiet, uneventful week where Spartan football has been concerned. In addition to taking his staff out on the road recruiting, no doubt making more inroads, Mark Dantonio has made his thoughts on the College Football Playoff rankings known, and Connor Cook has said just enough about his future to let you know it's unclear, as far as whether or not he'll return for a senior season.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio met with reporters before Thursday's practice to give an update on the Spartans. MSU has its second bye week of the season on Saturday and will return to action Saturday, Nov. 8 to face Ohio State in Spartan Stadium at 8 p.m.
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Football mlive.com —  To Mark Dantonio, there's only so much a head coach can do to help a slumping kicker. So he's doing the thing he thinks can help the most. "The best thing I can do is give our players confidence and I'm completely confident with our specialists," Dantonio said Thursday.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Raequan Williams, a highly-recruited defensive tackle from Chicago DePaul Prep, visited Michigan State last Saturday for their win over Michigan and left with a scholarship offer from the Spartans. That offer and his experience on the visit have the Green and White immediately moving into his list of top choices.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook says that of course Ohio State will be a special game for him on Nov. 8, because he is from Hinckley, Ohio. According to Cook, everyone in Ohio loves the Buckeyes, and the fans are about as extreme as they come.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with the leader of the nation's No. 8 team and the second-winningest head coach in MSU football history, Mark Dantonio.


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Football freep.com —  Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi came away from Saturday’s 35-11 win over Michigan with junior safety RJ Williamson on his mind.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Every team approaches a season with plenty of mantras or sayings. Michigan State is no different. With the final four games facing the Spartans after this week's bye, one phrase hammered home by defensive backs coach Harlon Barnett is "November is for contenders."
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio was speaking at a luncheon Saturday afternoon three hours before kickoff of the Michigan game when he was surprised with a rare piece of Michigan State football history. Bob Apisa, the All-American fullback at Michigan State in the 1960's, walked up to Dantonio at the luncheon and surprised him with a game ball he had kept from his playing days.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Coach Dantonio And WIll Tieman Recap The Michigan Game And Look Forward To The Bye Week. Guest Include Junior Defensive Back RJ Williamson And Senior Tight End Andrew Gleichert.
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Football freep.com —  "I think what you can do is control your own destiny, and that's what we need to do," he said before MSU's lone practice of the week. "So the focus needs to be on winning football games and not looking at newspapers. Trying to shut the noise out a little bit, as best we can. But the focus comes next Saturday night, it's real. It's not fragmented, it's not something on a piece of paper, it's real. And that'll be where the challenge is at."
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State was back on the practice field Thursday, just two days after it was revealed the Spartans were placed No. 8 in the College Football Playoff rankings. And while the attention has been increasing from around the nation – quarterback Connor Cook was on the Dan Patrick Show earlier in the day – coach Mark Dantonio is working on keeping his team focused.
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Football espn.go.com —  Rod Oden still remembers pacing his kitchen more than a year ago, as he listened to Michigan State wideout Tony Lippett express his mounting frustration. I haven’t done anything wrong. Why am I not playing? I’m at the point where I don’t even need to shower after games; I don’t even get the chance to go off. A change in Tony Lippett's confidence was sparked by a conversation he had with his high school coach.
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