Football freep.com —  The offensive line was seen as the last piece that needed to be elevated to the championship level. By the time a 13-1, Rose Bowl-winning season of 2013 was over, it was seen as a key piece in a championship. Now it has lost three key pieces - starters Blake Treadwell, Fou Fonoti and Dan France.
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Football statenews.com —  The MSU football team enjoyed some sunshine on Tuesday as it moved outside for the sixth practice of the spring. Head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media, discussing position battles and depth chart adjustments in the wake of injuries.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio said the typical position shuffles and depth chart changes are underway, but clearly nothing too alarming that the head coach didn't anticipate or feel his Michigan State football team could handle. Dantonio met with reporters before the Spartans' seventh practice of the spring on a partly cloudy, 63-degree day that seemed to lift the spirits of the coaching staff and the players, who until Tuesday had not been able to conduct a full workout outside.
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Football mlive.com —  “I just think we can identify with each other because we go through struggles together,” Dantonio said. “We go through certain struggles as a coach at this level. It’s a people business, so there’s always people that you deal with, whether it’s players, whether it’s supporters, whatever it is. I just think the relationship was strong when I came here, and it’s just been strengthened."
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Football mlive.com —  Collegespun.com recently ranked the top ten college football programs with the brightest futures, and Michigan State checked into the list at No. 7. The Spartans were one of only two Big Ten programs to appear on the list. The website credits consistency, with the Spartans turning in 11 wins in three of the last four years, and a coach who seems content at Michigan State. Dantonio received a raise and a contract extension after winning the Rose Bowl.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State's Oct. 4 home game against Nebraska will kick off at 8 p.m. and be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, the networks announced today. That makes two night games for sure for the Rose Bowl champion Spartans next season, with the season opener at Spartan Stadium set for the evening of Friday, Aug. 29, with time and TV information to be announced. And there could be more. The Big Ten Network is expected to announce its primetime selections next week.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State receiver Macgarrett Kings Jr. has been suspended for spring drills on account of an undisclosed violation of team rules, according to Coach Mark Dantonio. Dantonio said he does expect Kings back for the fall session, provided Kings remains in compliance with the program.
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Football mlive.com —  Mike Sadler will miss the entire spring practice period after undergoing surgery following the 2013 season, Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday. Dantonio didn't specify what Sadler had surgery on. “Mike will be back, we’re just holding him (out) through the spring based on the surgery he had,” Dantonio said.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team held its 11th practice of the spring on Tuesday afternoon inside the Duffy Daugherty Football Building. Prior to practice, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio talked with reporters to provide an update on the Spartans.
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Football msn.foxsports.com —  Dantonio said he believes the Michigan State program is "on the verge of something even greater. You can feel that. It may not happen next year, it may not happen the year after that, but you can feel it. I truly believe the best is yet to come." Dantonio couldn't help but smile as he told the crowd that his team didn't crack the top 25 last year until the ninth week of the season. "I've learned after numerous years...it's how you finish," he said. "You have to play well through November. We still have a mindset. It's nothing personal but I don't worry about where people pick us."
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Football mlive.com —  Lawrence Thomas didn't ask for the hype and the expectations. But such things accompany the lofty recruiting status Thomas received when he was rated the No. 1 player in the state and anywhere from No. 15 to No. 28 in the nation. To put that into perspective, as big of a deal as signee Malik McDowell is for Spartans, Thomas was even bigger.
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Football spartannation.com —  If you’re a defensive back recruit with dreams of playing in the NFL, you can’t go wrong in choosing Michigan State. East Lansing is the Promised Land for those looking to break into the NFL as a defensive back. Head coach Mark Dantonio played defensive back at South Carolina and originally coached defensive backs before a promotion to defensive coordinator and then head coach. Discuss »
Football detroitnews.com —  Lawrence Thomas understands the frustrations of some Michigan State fans who wonder if the 6-foot-3, 305-pound defensive lineman will finally live up to his five-star billing.
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