Football sportingnews.com —  The Sporting News has released a ranking of the top college football coaches and Mark Dantonio comes in third. That is up three spots from their previous rankings. Urban Meyer and Nick Saban are the only two coaches ranked ahead of Coach Dantonio.
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Football espn.go.com —  MSU has ridden its all-world D and run-the-ball-down-your-throat O to two straight top-five finishes. The Spartans now count themselves among the nation’s elite, but will that translate to a playoff spot? Dates against Oregon and Ohio State—last year’s championship combatants—hold the key.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Connor Cook has been one of the most successful QBs in Spartan history posting a 24-3 career record, is Connor Cook the greatest Michigan State Quarterback ever?
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Tom Crawford talk with Michigan State's two-time All-America fullback, 33-year Hollywood stuntman and actor and and creator of "Men of Sparta," the legendary Bob Apisa.



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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State incoming sophomore linebacker Drake Martinez's request for an intra-conference waiver has been granted by the Big Ten, so he will be eligible to play in 2015. Martinez will have three years of eligibility remaining (three for three).
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Football nfl.com —  Calhoun was among the top underclassmen to strongly consider an early jump to the NFL last year and opt for one more year of college ball instead. He led one of the top defenses in the nation in both tackles for loss (12.5) and sacks (eight), accounting for 109 yards in total losses. A team leader and an inspirational presence in the Spartans' lineup, Calhoun is primed for a big season in East Lansing. He's been a second-team All-American twice -- in his final college season, this is his time to rise to first-team All-America status.
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Football mlive.com —  Bennie Fowler is in the midst of another offseason workout session with the Denver Broncos, and the former Michigan State receiver is enjoying every drip of sweat lost and ounce of knowledge gained. "I'm definitely more comfortable this offseason, going into my second season with the team,'' said Fowler, one of only five players off Denver's practice squad last season who has returned to the team for the 2015 offseason camps. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  The San Francisco 49ers team website is reporting the NFL franchise has signed former Michigan State defensive back and linebacker Mylan Hicks to a three-year deal, the terms of which were not disclosed.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Dre Kirkpatrick doesn't even hesitate. He calls himself a Bengals starting cornerback. Starting next month, he'll get a chance to earn the title. The Bengals have an open job now that Terence Newman has left for Minnesota as a free agent. Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard will compete for the opening, beginning with minicamp next month.
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Football nfl.com —  Cook thought about leaving early, but decided to remain in school for his senior season and again will be at the controls of a team expected to be one of the best in the Big Ten. He has thrown for 5,655 yards and 44 TDs in the past two seasons, and what likely will hurt him in the Heisman hunt is that he isn't likely to put up eye-catching numbers.
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Football mlive.com —  Sean Scherer, who specializes in the Spartans' recruiting coverage, recently ranked Cass Tech safety Demetric Vance as the most important commitment to date. "I think Demetric Vance is probably the biggest because of the pipeline to Cass Tech,'' Scherer said on 'The Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team. "The amount of talent Cass Tech produces, I would rank him at one.''
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Football freep.com —  For so long, the narrative about Michigan State football focused on its inability to reel in big-time recruits. However, in recent years, Mark Dantonio and his staff have done such an outstanding job developing talent that the Spartans have been able to compete with the nation's elite anyway. But imagine how good MSU would be if it did get better players. Well, we don't need to imagine any longer.
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Football btn.com —  Michigan State, loaded with a talented roster, looks primed to keep rolling this fall. But if the Spartans are going to do big things, they’ll need to navigate a tough schedule that includes nine bowl teams and no FCS opponents.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State developed one of the deepest offensive line rotations in the nation the past three seasons, and the growing consensus is that the Spartans front also ranks among the best. College football analyst Phil Steele listed Michigan State's offensive line among the seven best in the nation along with Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Ohio State, Ole Miss and USC.
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Football isportsweb.com —  Michigan State has found its quarterback for the recruiting class of 2016 and he is four-star, pro-style QB Messiah deWeaver from Wayne High School in Hubert Heights, OH. At 6’4″ and 215-pounds, deWeaver is a former Michigan commit who is now a very strong commit to the Spartans. Besides Michigan, deWeaver was also very strongly recruited by Penn State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Duke, and Arkansas.
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Football mlive.com —  Hicks, from Renaissance High School in Detroit, played The Spartans' "star" outside linebacker position, specializing in coverage against spread teams but also physical enough to take on the run when called upon. Hicks shined at Michigan State football pro day, running a 4.47-second 40-yard dash, indicating he was still plenty fast to line up in the secondary. The 49ers team website lists Hicks as a cornerback.
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Football freep.com —  There's something else going on at Michigan State. Clichés don't fully cover the most frantic recruiting stretch under Mark Dantonio — 10 commitments in three weeks — and perhaps the most overall recruiting momentum since the 1960s.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football's top 10 recruiting ranking is well deserved, says J.C. Shurburtt, the national recruiting director for 247sports. "Just looking at it from a broad perspective, it's giving a top 10 program it's due in recruiting,'' Shurburtt said on 'The Griff and Grinz Show' on Lansing's 92.1 FM, The Team. "In the past, we've underrated their guys, there's no question about that."
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Football soundcloud.com —  Connor Cook joined Chris Childers and Rick Neuheisel on Coast to Coast and told them how exciting it is to lead the Spartans to victory when trailing late. Cook also recaps an exciting 2014 season and is ready for this years rematch with Oregon.


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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State has serious momentum on the recruiting trail right now. After the spring game weekend produced four commitments, the Spartans added five more this week, bringing their class to 12 members.
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