Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook came out of Michigan State’s first spring scrimmage saying he wanted to spend the next three weeks working on his accuracy after a 15-of-21 performance. A week and another scrimmage later, his completion percentage was lower in a 24-of-38 performance, and he threw another interception.
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Football mlive.com —  Senior safety Kurtis Drummond is one of two returning starters in Michigan State’s secondary, and has been identified as a likely team leader for the 2014 Spartans. Through two spring scrimmages, his play on the practice field has been leading the way.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  In what can only be called a major upset, the offense takes its second scrimmage in a row in the final moments, 38-37.
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Football freep.com —  Through two scrimmages, Michigan State's leading tackler is a redshirt freshman safety who would appear to be a longshot to play much on defense this season - because Kurtis Drummond, RJ Williamson and Demetrious Cox are ahead of him.
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Football freep.com —  Identity. That seemed to be the buzzword during Michigan State’s open practice last Tuesday afternoon. Quarterback Connor Cook mentioned it over five times to the media after practice and if he talked for a longer period of time, the number would have likely just increased.
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Football mlive.com —  Appearances can be deceiving, especially when it comes to interpreting spring football closed scrimmage statistics. All that was truly revealed about Michigan State football's second spring scrimmage on Saturday was the final score.
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Football mlive.com —  The moment Connor Kruse knew he was becoming a trusted piece of Michigan State’s offensive front was when coaches asked him to line up, of all places, at tight end. The then-junior offensive lineman had gotten used to being shifted around different spots on the offensive line, filling in and providing depth during his three seasons in East Lansing.
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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 —  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 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 —  "Everything I've learned growing up from my parents is you finish something you started, you do everything you can for the team, nothing is about you, it's about making the team better,'' said O'Connor, asked why he's sticking out what might appear to be a sticky quarterback situation.
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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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