Football detroitnews.com —  It’s far from glamourous, but for most football teams the offensive line is the heart of an offense. That’s no different at Michigan State, a team loaded with plenty of returning talent at the skill positions. Quarterback, running back, receiver and tight end are all deep and draw plenty of attention. But it’s the play up front that will drive it all, and for the Spartans, the plan is to see little drop-off from a unit that lost three starters from last year.
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Football  —  Mark Dantonio discusses Madre London, Riley Bullough, the linebackers, game day conditioning, taking his team swimming and finding an identity for his team.


Harlon Barnett spoke with reporters about blowing his achilles out during a basketball game, and who is looking great in his defensive backfield.


Mark Staten talks about how OL Donovan Clark has matured, and how he trusts him with any position.


Jack Conklin spoke to reporters about how he changed his diet and what he puts on it to keep it tasting different.


Trae Waynes spoke about the pool party that Dantonio had, why LB Ed Davis should never jump off a diving board again and the Bullough brothers.


Jeremy Langford talks about being a role model to his brothers, how the run game needs to step up and pool party with the team.


Donovan Clark talks about taking a break and hitting the swimming pool with the team, growing up after four years at Michigan State, and the offensive line.


Riley Bullough talks after practice about his brothers, his position battle, and his blood.

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Football mlive.com —  While it's safe to say Michigan State has questions at linebacker, Coach Mark Dantonio indicated prior to Thursday's practice he's confident the Spartans have the necessary answers.
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Football espn.go.com —  Our best- and worst-case series continues its school-by-school journey through the Big Ten. Remember, these are not predictions. They outline potential peaks and valleys and give us an opportunity, before we get down to the business of the season, to have a little fun. Don't take these too seriously (although many of you will).
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Football mlive.com —  Just as Michigan State is returning nearly all of its running backs and wide receivers from last year, nearly all of the Spartans’ return men are coming back as well. And two weeks into fall camp, players say those working in the return game so far has been largely the same group as last year. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  To this point of Mumphery's career, however, he's best known to some as the player in Georgia that Warner was recruiting when All-American first-round NFL draft pick Darqueze Dennard was discovered. Warner had traveled to the heart of the Peach State to follow up on Mumphery, and Dennard jumped out at him.
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Football freep.com —  Taiwan Jones or Darien Harris at middle linebacker? Is there a difference? MSU will get more calls from its outside backers this season, all of which suggests Harris will be on the field even though second-teamers Riley Bullough and Mylan Hicks are pushing to move up a line on the depth chart.
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Football freep.com —  When it clicked — during the middle of spring football — Jamal Lyles wished for a fast-forward button. He needed a game, in front of people, to show he was finally “a seasoned tight end.”
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Football msuspartans.com —  Tony Lippett claims Connor Cook makes everybody on Michigan State's offense better by the way he reads defenses, understands his receivers and throws the ball. Au contraire, retorts Cook, respectfully disagreeing with the Spartans' acknowledged go-to receiver. "I don't know about that," Cook said after practice Monday. "I know today, I had a really lousy ball. It was one-on-one coverage. Tony ran a fade (pattern) and Arjen (Colquhoun, junior cornerback) was right on him. I tried to throw a back-shoulder, and it was basically at Arjen's back.
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Football mlive.com —  Jeremy Langford is among the favorites to lead the Big Ten in a pair of rushing categories, according to odds released by Bovada Wednesday. Langford is a plus-200 to be lead the Big Ten in rushing touchdowns (meaning a $100 bet wins you $200), the best odds of any Big Ten back. He is also a plus-300 to win the Big Ten rushing title, second only to Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon, who is even money.
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Football detroitnews.com —  ESPN analyst Brock Huard has ranked Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook sixth in his preseason top 10 rankings for the position. Florida State’s Jameis Winston is No. 1 overall, while Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is fifth.
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Football mlive.com —  If one thing has become clear about the Michigan State defense this fall, it's that the linebacking corps continues to be unclear and represents the most unsettled starting unit on the team.
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