Football isportsweb.com —  After a bye week that saw the Michigan State Spartans football team sitting out last Saturday, football in East Lansing is set to resume as the Spartans will take on Eastern Michigan at home Saturday afternoon.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio doesn't usually try to tell the media what to write, but at his Tuesday afternoon press conference at Spartan Stadium, he suggested an angle. “If there’s a message out of this press conference,’’ Dantonio said, “it’s that we need to be ready to play.’’
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said after the loss to Oregon that it might have helped if the Spartans had played their defensive starters longer in the season-opening 45-7 rout of Jacksonville State. Head coach Mark Dantonio feels differently. "I disagree with that," Dantonio said today, in a news conference to preview Saturday's game against Eastern Michigan (noon, BTN). "It's 38-0. We've got to get our younger players playing. Next question."
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Football detroitnews.com —  Following Michigan State’s loss to Oregon, defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi suggested there would be changes to the Spartans’ depth chart. When it was released Tuesday for this weekend’s game against Eastern Michigan, the depth chart looked almost exactly as it did two weeks ago. But that isn’t to say there won’t be more players on the field. At least, that’s how coach Mark Dantonio sees it.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about the football team after two games
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State announced today that it has sold 61,931 season tickets for the 2014 football season -- good for second place in its history. The record of 63,381 was set for the 2012 season. The current season just edges the 2000 season, when MSU sold 61,479 season tickets.
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Football youtube.com —  See what life is like during a bye week. Hear from the Coaches as they breakdown their team after 2 games, take a look inside the newly renovated North End Zone and see what is important to Riley Bullough off the field.


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Football mlive.com —  Coordinators Pat Narduzzi and Dave Warner have said there will be changes on the depth chart before Michigan State plays Eastern Michigan on Saturday.
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Football mlive.com —  While the three former Michigan State quarterbacks who each won games for their respective NFL teams garnered the most attention among Spartan fans, several other former Spartans also had solid games in Week 2 of the NFL schedule. That included former Michigan State safety Trenton Robinson, who helped his former teammate Kirk Cousins out by recording a his first career interception in Washington’s 41-10 win over Jacksonville.
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Football detroitnews.com —  What he's done in his third full season is become Michigan State's most reliable receiver. In the opener against Jacksonville State, he had a career-high 167 yards and followed that with a career-high 11 receptions against Oregon.
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Football freep.com —  ESPN analyst Brad Edwards, formerly the network’s BCS expert, has put together his first weekly look at which college football teams are “best positioned in the chase” for one of four spots in the first College Football Playoff. Michigan State (1-1), ranked No. 11 in both polls, checks in at No. 8 — the only Big Ten team to make Edwards’ list of 10.
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Football sportingnews.com —  Drew Stanton. Brian Hoyer. Kirk Cousins. All three NFL quarterbacks. All three best known as backups. All three winners on Sunday for the Cardinals, Browns and Redskins, respectively. Now who else outside of East Lansing can spot the trio’s final similarity? It may not roll off the tongue — yet — but begin warming to the idea of Michigan State University as “Game Manager Quarterback University.”
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Football mlive.com —  At the beginning of each week, we’ll take an early look at Michigan State's upcoming opponent by zeroing in on some interesting numbers. This week, the Eastern Michigan Eagles.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  Will Tieman and Coach Dantonio talk about moving forward against Eastern Michigan this week
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Football mlive.com —  Dantonio had said throughout the offseason that a key would be how well this group could respond to adversity, and the loss to the Ducks provided an answer: Not very well. The feel-good carryover from the Spartans' Rose Bowl victory has vanished, replaced by the embarrassment of a complete team meltdown on the national stage. The good news for Michigan State is that this season's team is still riding the coattails of the 2013 team in the polls, ranked No. 11 heading into Saturday's noon home game against Eastern Michigan.
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Football mlive.com —  Macgarrett Kings Jr. knows what it’s like to have football abruptly taken away. And knowing that, the Michigan State junior wide receiver now has a new mindset. “You don’t miss it until it’s gone,” Kings said Thursday. “Be thankful for every opportunity you have and live every day like it’s your last.”
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Football freep.com —  One of Michigan State’s biggest freshmen finally got a chance to show his stuff last week. Another one didn’t. In the case of freshman defensive tackle Craig Evans, who did not see the field in MSU’s 46-27 loss at Oregon after playing in the season opener, his size was a factor.
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Football freep.com —  The Michigan State quote of the past week goes to senior receiver Tony Lippett, on the loss that has by now been dissected all the way down to the presnap motions. “Hard to get over?” Lippett said of that loss. “Nah.” It really is that simple for these late-teens-to-early-twenties folk, who don’t obsess about all the outside noise nearly as much as the people who help create it. While we all pore over ridiculously early playoff scenarios and make fun of the Big Ten, a guy like Lippett knows he has as few as 11 games of college football left — then maybe a shot to play it professionally for a little while.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State will likely be getting reinforcements for the depleted interior of its defensive line by the time the Big Ten season rolls around. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday that defensive tackles Damon Knox and James Kittredge will likely be ready to return to action by the time the Spartans host Nebraska Oct. 4.
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