Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio didn't offer much more than a smile when asked if he had ruled out a special "wildcat" quarterback package to take advantage of mobile backups Tyler O'Connor and Damion Terry. “We’re going to try and experiment with all different aspects,'' Dantonio said, not tipping his hand as to what might happen on the practice fields outside of the Duffy Daugherty Football Building in today's scrimmage.
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Football mlive.com —  Pat Narduzzi called the No. 1-ranked defense in college football in 2013 "average" at the halfway point of Michigan State's 13-1 Rose Bowl season. The Spartans' defensive coordinator used that word again on Friday when assessing his defense heading into Saturday's scrimmage, which will be held on the practice fields outside of the Duffy Daugherty Football Building on account of the construction taking place in the north end zone of Spartan Stadium.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team held a brief 90-minute practice outside on Friday in preparation for Saturday's second spring jersey scrimmage. The offense edged the defense in the first spring scrimmage, 27-25.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State’s running back competition may be seen as a battle for the No. 2 spot behind Jeremy Langford, who emerged as a breakout 1,400-yard rusher last season. Don’t tell that to Nick Hill’s helmet.

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Football detroitnews.com —  Two years after Jerel Worthy left Michigan State for the NFL, the Spartans are still searching for that “dancing bear.” The what? Yup, you read that right. “Jerel was the dancing bear,” junior defensive lineman Joel Heath said. “He was the guy from the start of my career, and when he left it created a big hole.”
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Football freep.com —  Jeremy Langford entered last spring wondering if he’d even get a chance at seeing many carries. He ended up with more than 1,400 yards, 18 touchdowns and a solid grasp on Michigan State’s starting running back job going into this spring. Behind him, however, a backup battle is brewing.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State hits the halfway point of its spring football session today, and while Coach Mark Dantonio has a "Cool Hand Luke" air about him, the team is far from settled. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
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Football freep.com —  This past weekend Michigan State hosted an impressive group of recruits which included Rivals250 prospect Hale Hentges of Helias High School in Jefferson City, Missouri. "Yes, I went up for a visit last weekend," Hentges said. "Everything was very impressive. The staff was great and Coach (Jim) Bollman is very knowledgeable."
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Football detroitnews.com —  In the last two weeks, Michigan State hosted two of the quarterbacks at the top of their recruiting board when Phoenix Pinnacle’s Brian Lewerke and Decatur Central (Ind.) product Tommy Stevens both came to town.
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Football statenews.com —  With the departures of cornerback Darqueze Dennard and safety Isaiah Lewis, the well-known “No Fly Zone”of 2013 is simply no more. But the addition of a few new members and the return of senior safety Kurtis Drummond and junior cornerback Trae Waynes to the starting secondary still pose a difficult matchup for offenses across the country.
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Football soundcloud.com —  Mark Dantonio explains how his teams needs to be ready to handle success after their first ever BCS-Bowl win, and the steps Connor Cook can take to becoming an elite College QB with Jack Arute and Rick Neuheisel on the College Football Playbook.


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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  The Spartan standout is ranked alongside Justin Gilbert and Kyle Fuller at the top of the position group and is expected to go in the first round on May 8. He’ll be visiting some of the teams that could select him in the coming days. Gil Brandt of NFL Network reports that Dennard is meeting with the Rams on Thursday with visits with the Jets and Bengals lined up for next week.
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Football freep.com —  Lost in the discussion about Michigan State’s ongoing No. 2 quarterback battle lately is the reality of the situation at No. 1 – it’s pretty good. Dantonio made that much clear Thursday on a teleconference for Big Ten football coaches and players. He said Cook has had an “outstanding spring so far” as a passer and a burgeoning runner.
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Football mlive.com —  If Michigan State is to repeat as Big Ten champions, the route there will go through a familiar place: Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions are back on Michigan State’s schedule as the regular-season finale in 2014, and Spartans coach Mark Dantonio on Thursday didn’t shy away from the importance of that game and its place as a rivalry.
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