Football detroitnews.com —  When Michigan State lines up on defense Friday night, there certainly will be a different look, with six starters gone from a year ago. Should a bit of a drop-off be expected? Perhaps. Just don't try to convince the guys still around.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan Sate has all said the right things leading up to Friday night's game, but it's hard to ignore the fact Week 2 presents a huge trip to Oregon. The Spartans insist the focus is on Friday, and it better be, considering the Gamecocks are FCS national title contenders.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  The staff of The Only Colors look into their respective crystal balls to see what might be in store for Michigan State in 2014.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State opens its 118th season of football against Jacksonville State on Friday, Aug. 29 at Spartan Stadium. MSU is 78-36-3 (.679) in season openers, including a 13-2 record (.867) in its last 15 games.
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Football msuspartans.com —  R.J. Shelton never pictured himself as the next Chris Gamble, but Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio apparently has. Perhaps. Possibly. Maybe. The speedy jack-of-all-trades is listed as a back-up cornerback for the first time in his career in addition to starting at wideout and kickoff returner for the season opener against Jacksonville State in Spartan Stadium.
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Football usatoday.com —  Had the coaching carousel been a little more active last year, Narduzzi could very well have been offered a big-time job following the Spartans' Rose Bowl victory. He was that hot — just not quite hot enough to land a Texas or Penn State level gig. Narduzzi makes nearly $1 million a year, so he can wait for the right fit. But if Michigan State wins the Big Ten again — and it should — the 48-year old defensive savant will likely get an offer he can't refuse.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football program will hold a walk-on tryout meeting on Monday, Sept. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Pentecost Team Meeting Room inside the Skandalaris Football Center.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State opens its 2014 season on Friday against Jacksonville State, and that will be an opportunity for high school prospects who are not playing that night to visit and see the game. Here are a few of the players expected to be in attendance.
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Football youtube.com —  Ever wonder what an athlete is thinking before he or she makes a highlight play? Inside the Huddle gives inside access.

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Football freep.com —  It starts with strength coach Ken Mannie giving a history of “the rock” on the Michigan State practice field and ends with head coach Mark Dantonio saying of his program: “What we’re trying to do is build a legacy here.” In between, MSU’s 2013 championship season is chronicled with some fresh details and footage in the latest episode of the Big Ten Network’s “Big Ten Elite” series. The hourlong program, narrated by MSU radio play-by-play announcer George Blaha, debuts Friday, directly after MSU’s season opener against Jacksonville State.


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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  IN this edition of Inside The Huddle, Will Tieman talks with Coach Dantonio about the Jacksonville State Gamecocks.
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Football spartansportsnetwork.com —  In the August 28th edition of The Michigan Sports Brief, Adam Ruff takes a look at the Spartans preparing for their opening game against Jacksonville State.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has two players on the first 2015 NFL draft Big Board published by ESPN’s Mel Kiper – defensive end Shilique Calhoun and cornerback Trae Waynes. Calhoun is listed as the No. 9 player on the board of 25 prospects and Waynes is listed at No. 23.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  With the graduation of Tyler Hoover, Micajah Reynolds, and Mark Scarpinato, the Spartans had a few spots to fill at defensive tackle this season. Damon Knox was set to be that starter, but an injury in camp put Knox out for an indefinite amount of time.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The Michigan State football team opens up the 2014 season against FCS opponent Jacksonville State under the Friday night lights at Spartan Stadium. Let’s take a look at the Gamecocks of Jacksonville State.
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Football mlive.com —  Jacksonville State has pulled off a big upset before, back in 2010 at Ole Miss., when the Gamecocks rallied from down three touchdowns to shock the Rebels 49-48 in overtime. Max Holcombe, Jacksonville State's fifth-year center, was there on the sidelines watching his program's historic win take place during his redshirt season with the FCS Gamecocks.
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Football mlive.com —  First came the routes. After nine months of rehabbing his third torn ACL in the same knee, Michigan State wide receiver AJ Troup started his summer by taking to the practice field and working on his cuts. He was hesitant at first. But as the summer went on, he felt more comfortable and confident. Test passed.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State finally gets to learn if it can play with the same offensive prowess and momentum it finished with last season when the 2014 opener kicks off at 7:30 p.m. Friday against Jacksonville State. Spartans quarterback Connor Cook was arguably playing as well as any player in the nation at his position from December on, as he passed for more than 300 yards against Ohio State in the Big Ten title game and Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
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Football detroitnews.com —  R.J. Shelton is all for playing both sides of the football, even if he’s just playing on natural ability. The starting wide receiver was one of the surprises on this week’s depth chart for Michigan State when he also was listed as a third-string cornerback. Coach Mark Dantonio said the move was made to bolster depth while also getting a talented player on the field as often as possible. Discuss »
Football freep.com —  Michigan State is getting tight on scholarships with 13 commitments already, but they will still more than likely add another defensive lineman to the class of 2015. One of the top players on the board for coach Mark Dantonio and his staff is Russell Ude of Westminster High School in Atlanta, Georgia.
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