Football freep.com —  Nine of Michigan State's starting 11 on defense were all but cemented at the start of preseason camp -- it was 10 before senior linebacker Ed Davis went down with a season-ending knee injury -- and linebacker Chris Frey (in Davis' old spot) and cornerback Vayante Copeland are the leaders for the last two.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  Life has always had a heavy focus on family for Macgarrett Kings Jr. It starts with his parents, Macgarrett Kings Sr. and Shellie Bates-Kings. The Michigan State wide receiver is incredibly close with his father and mother, from whom he gained his bubbly personality. But family has gained an added reality for Kings Jr. lately. His family. His football family. All that could be seen as family.
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Football freep.com —  In the Episode 2, Detroit Free Press beat writer Joe Rexrode, LSJ sports producer Dan Kilbridge and LSJ sports columnist Graham Couch take a stab at predicting MSU's 2015 captains, discuss the latest on several key position battles, complain about media access and even talk a little hoops.



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Football isportsweb.com —  One day after a starter was named by head coach Mark Dantonio, we are going to look at the running back position. Given there isn’t too much to write about fullbacks also, we will include them in this preview.
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Football spartanavenue.com —  It’s official, the Michigan State secondary will be younger and more inexperienced this year than it has been in quite some time — and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland has been named the team’s No. 1 starter at cornerback by head coach Mark Dantonio.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has the No. 2 offensive line in the nation, according to Athlon Sports. Analyst Steve Lassan put Georgia No. 1 and the Spartans' trench men No. 2 on his list of the top 30 offensive lines in college football. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Dantonio updated the depth chart in the secondary, said Madre London is No. 1 at tailback, and revealed two players are vying for the starting strong side linebacker position.
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Football freep.com —  After a particularly physical Vayante Copeland play last week in practice, Michigan State co-defensive coordinator Harlon Barnett approached his veteran sounding board — fifth-year senior safety RJ Williamson — and had some strong words about Copeland.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State is in the elite class of college football.
They finished in the top five each of the past two seasons. They've won four straight bowl games. The only schools that beat them last year were the two teams that met for the National Championship (Oregon and Ohio State). They've arrived.
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  The Michigan State football team is in its third week of preseason camp, with the season opener now less than two weeks away as the Spartans will face Western Michigan on Sept. 4 at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.
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Football thecoverfour.com —  If you’re willing to bend the criteria a little bit, you can make a case for a senior year surge for DeAnthony Arnett, based on the recent senior years of some fellow Spartan receivers.
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Football freep.com —  Redshirt freshman Madre London will wake up Tuesday as Michigan State's No. 1 running back — a trail of first-team MSU defenders scattered on the ground behind him and much more competition ahead of him.
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Football nfl.com —  Connor Cook enters the 2015 season on the watch lists for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award, Walter Camp Award, and among the favorites for the Heisman Trophy.
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Football freep.com —  Tum Tum Nairn lit it up all summer at the Moneyball Pro-Am in Dimondale, which makes him like a lot of guys in the shoot-first, pass-second, defend-rarely league. But it makes him very unlike the Nairn who played in Moneyball last summer, before his freshman season at Michigan State. For all the successes of that freshman season — starting the last 16 games en route to the Final Four, winning the team’s most inspirational player award and sharing best defensive player and Antonio Smith Glue and Guts awards — Nairn’s non-threatening offensive game too often let opposing defenses cheat.
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Football impact89fm.org —  Reach Higher. For months now, Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio has repeatedly uttered this phrase. “Reach Higher” has become the mantra for the 2015 Spartans. Much like “Chase It” became the refrain for 2013’s historic Rose Bowl run, Dantonio makes this year’s goals crystal clear while using merely two words. You may ask: how much higher can a program go after posting four 11-win seasons in five years, punctuated by back-to-back top five finishes? We all know the answer to that question: winning a national championship.
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Football spartannation.com —  Dantonio calls this part of the camp “In the grind.” This is the difficult time right now. The coaches already have a feel for the depth chart, and practice gets rolling now more towards opponents such as WMU, the Oregon spread, and the very difficult Air Force scheme. Next week it is all WMU, but for the first time it isn’t all MSU now.
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Football freep.com —  When Connor Cook committed to Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State football program in April 2010, he was signing up to change the culture. The Spartans were coming off of a 2009 season in which they went 6-7. Five of their seven losses were by a touchdown or less. "My main thing was watching Kirk Cousins when I was a freshman," Cook recalled of his first fall camp. "I was just like, 'Man, I can't wait to play here,' because he was so accurate, so precise with his reads. Every single ball was a catchable ball."
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