Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State football concludes its 15 spring practices under eighth-year head coach Mark Dantonio with the Green-White intrasquad game on Saturday, April 26 at 2:06 p.m. ET in Spartan Stadium. Parking is free (in Lots 79, 62W, 67, 56, 39/40, 41; Ramps 2 and 5; Lot 62E has been reserved for disabled parking). Admission is free, and the stadium gates (Gates A, B, C, D and G) open at 12:30 p.m.
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Football mlive.com —  There's a new defensive sensation on the Michigan State football team, and he's not even projected to be a starter. At least, not yet. Demetrius Cooper, a redshirt freshman from Chicago, just keeps getting bigger and better.
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Football espn.go.com —  Ask Mark Dantonio for his favorite moment from Michigan State's magical 2013 season, and he’ll tell you about the stories he’s heard. Since the Spartans beat Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, Dantonio has received countless letters and emails from fans. He has been stopped in stores and restaurants. Every fan, it seems, wants to tell him about the way they enjoyed their favorite team’s first trip to Pasadena, Calif., since 1988.
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Football mlive.com —  The wheels have been spinning in East Lansing since Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio most recently addressed the Spartans' media group last Tuesday. Most all of the Michigan State football news has been good of late, and that didn't change over the past week.
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Football freep.com —  To be fair to Connor Cook, Riley Bullough knew exactly what was coming after hearing Cook call it out at the line. Seconds later, Bullough was sneaking into the backfield, picking off a Cook screen and taking it back 63 yards for a touchdown in Michigan State’s scrimmage last weekend. “I did, but what are you gonna do?” Bullough said when asked if he knew the call. “I played offense for a year.”
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Football mlive.com —  It’s quickly becoming a consensus: Mark Dantonio is the second-best coach in the Big Ten, behind only the coach he beat in last year’s Big Ten championship game. A week after Athlon released its ranking of Big Ten coaches, the Sporting News weighed in on the same topic, and it also rated Michigan State’s coach No. 2, also behind Ohio State’s Urban Meyer.
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Football mlive.com —  Dantonio and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi have both said throughout spring drills that they were not satisfied with the consistency of the Spartans' defense. Dantonio has made mention of the defense allowing big plays, and Narduzzi said after the second scheduled scrimmage of the spring on April 12 that he was displeased with the effort.
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Football freep.com —  Dantonio mentioned Alvarez and Wisconsin, too, shortly after he was hired when discussing models for the program he hoped to build in East Lansing. Their words, quite bold then, look prophetic now. Dantonio is 64-29 in seven years, coming off a 13-1 season and Rose Bowl win, and, like Alvarez, he has done it with physical football and intangibles and walk-ons, and without recruiting accolades.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It doesn't hurt to have defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Pat Narduzzi running the show. He is rarely satisfied and had a tough time early this week coming up with what he is most happy about with just one week left in the spring.
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Football freep.com —  Brian Lewerke is an indication of Michigan State’s expanding recruiting reach and may be a rallying point for its 2015 class. Lewerke, a 6-foot-3, 194-pound quarterback from Pinnacle High in Phoenix, verbally committed today to MSU, saying on Twitter: “I'm extremely excited to announce that I have committed to play college football at Michigan State University!”





Welcome Aboard- 2015 QB Brian Lewerke The Only Colors
Lewerke appears to be another data point of MSU's shift from 'pass guy who can pass' (Cousins, Foles, Boisture, Maxwell) to 'pass guy who can also run a bit' (Cook, O'Connor, Terry, Campbell), as opposed to 'run guy who can also pass a bit'.

Michigan State gets commit from its top Class of 2015 QB target, Brian Lewerke of Phoenix MLive
Michigan State landed its top quarterback target on Saturday when Brian Lewerke announced he was committing to the Spartans with the intention of signing in the Class of 2015. Lewerke, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound pocket passer from Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Ariz., had offers from Florida, Louisville, Duke, UCLA and Oregon State, among others.

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Football mlive.com —  For Jon Reschke, the game seemed fast when he first stepped on Michigan State’s campus last summer. He spent last fall working to slow it down. And now that he’s seen just how fast Michigan State’s top defensive unit is, he knows he can fit in.
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Football mlive.com —  Being in the right place at the right time is the mark of a great safety. Part of it is film study, another part of it is instinct. Michigan State junior RJ Williamson has proven himself in both capacities, and that's why the transition at strong safety figures to be the most seamless of the six position starters the Spartans lost from last season's defense.
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Football mlive.com —  "I would say I'm going to try and bring up my sack count, my tackles for loss,'' Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was saying a month ago "It's a new persona and a new attitude towards the game. I can't tell you the story yet … ''
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Football freep.com —  Jamal Lyles played the role of tight end in Michigan State's fall production of a 13-1 season and Rose Bowl championship. When it was over, the question remained: Would Lyles' future involve a return to defensive end, where he worked as a redshirting freshman in 2012 and until the second game of 2013? Those questions are over now.
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Football mlive.com —  Terry feels like he has made progress from where he was last season, when he redshirted as a freshman after very nearly playing. "I felt way better, just more comfortable and understanding more,'' Terry said, asked how his second football scrimmage of this spring compared to his first.
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