Football theonlycolors.com —  No quarterbacks on the roster (including walk-ons) left after last season. The early retirement and transfer of Joe Boisture due to back issues created the two-year gap between Andrew Maxwell and Connor Cook; that gap created problems in 2012 and early 2013 but is paying some dividends now. The willingness of Damion Terry and Tyler O'Connor to wait in the wings has been helpful in terms of depth.
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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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Football mlive.com —  There might not have been a more confident player on the Michigan State football team at the end of spring drills than Malik McDowell, and defensive line coach Ron Burton is just fine with that. "It's now time for him to go out and dominate, and we're super excited about the opportunity he'll have this fall,'' Burton said. "We expect him to dominate.''
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Football freep.com —  MSU only has one player of their 20 commitments rated a two-star recruit and that is Berea (Ohio) linebacker Joe Bachie. That ranking may not last long based on what Rivals analyst Josh Helmholdt saw from the future Spartan at Michigan State's Elite Player Camp.
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Football freep.com —  If Cook plays like he did last season and everything else goes as expected for MSU without key injuries, the Spartans will have a good or better chance to win 11 of 12 games in the regular season. But if they want to win the Big Ten and get into the second College Football Playoff, he'll have to be at another level for MSU's Nov. 21 game at Ohio State.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  Michigan State coach Ken Mannie has played an integral part in the success of Spartans’ football program. Mannie has been apart of the Spartan program for 21 years from Nick Saban to Mark Dantonio. Mannie’s ability to retain his job despite the once caravan of coaches rolling through MSU proves his worth. He is one of the most heralded strength and conditioning coaches in the game and today happens to be his birthday.
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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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