Football mlive.com —  The moment Connor Kruse knew he was becoming a trusted piece of Michigan State’s offensive front was when coaches asked him to line up, of all places, at tight end. The then-junior offensive lineman had gotten used to being shifted around different spots on the offensive line, filling in and providing depth during his three seasons in East Lansing.
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Football mlive.com —  Appearances can be deceiving, especially when it comes to interpreting spring football closed scrimmage statistics. All that was truly revealed about Michigan State football's second spring scrimmage on Saturday was the final score.
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Football freep.com —  Identity. That seemed to be the buzzword during Michigan State’s open practice last Tuesday afternoon. Quarterback Connor Cook mentioned it over five times to the media after practice and if he talked for a longer period of time, the number would have likely just increased.
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Football freep.com —  Through two scrimmages, Michigan State's leading tackler is a redshirt freshman safety who would appear to be a longshot to play much on defense this season - because Kurtis Drummond, RJ Williamson and Demetrious Cox are ahead of him.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  In what can only be called a major upset, the offense takes its second scrimmage in a row in the final moments, 38-37.
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Football mlive.com —  Senior safety Kurtis Drummond is one of two returning starters in Michigan State’s secondary, and has been identified as a likely team leader for the 2014 Spartans. Through two spring scrimmages, his play on the practice field has been leading the way.
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook came out of Michigan State’s first spring scrimmage saying he wanted to spend the next three weeks working on his accuracy after a 15-of-21 performance. A week and another scrimmage later, his completion percentage was lower in a 24-of-38 performance, and he threw another interception.
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Football freep.com —  The offensive line was seen as the last piece that needed to be elevated to the championship level. By the time a 13-1, Rose Bowl-winning season of 2013 was over, it was seen as a key piece in a championship. Now it has lost three key pieces - starters Blake Treadwell, Fou Fonoti and Dan France.
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Football detroitnews.com —  The junior defense end, a former five-star recruit from Detroit Renaissance who has been hampered by injuries early in his career, had seven tackles, including one for a 5-yard loss.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State’s offense once again recorded an unlikely spring scrimmage win over the Spartans defense Saturday, scoring on the final drive to win 38-37. This time, it did it in an unlikely way: with multiple big scoring plays.
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Football freep.com —  DeAnthony Arnett and Lawrence Thomas — two names that have created a lot of anticipation around Michigan State in the past couple years, and two names that keep coming up this spring.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Nick Hill's 3-yard touchdown run on the final series pushed the offense past the defense, 38-37, as the Michigan State football team held its second spring jersey scrimmage Saturday on the outdoor practice fields behind the Duffy Daugherty Football Building. Under sunny skies and temperatures reaching 70 degrees, the Spartans ran 157 total plays in the two-hour, 30-minute scrimmage, including special teams.
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Football freep.com —  Darqueze Dennard said he held a private workout for the Detroit Lions and defensive coordinator Teryl Austin last month. Dennard is considered one of the top cornerbacks in the draft and a probable first-round pick.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State football has quite a task on its hands overhauling a linebacking corps that is losing four seniors, including starters Denicos Allen and Max Bullough, and Rose Bowl defensive MVP Kyler Elsworth. Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi knows the challenge ahead better than anyone, and he also knows he wants that mission to start with rising senior Taiwan Jones at the middle (Mike) linebacker position.
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