Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  It was the spring of Donnie Corley at Michigan State and understandably so, as the early enrollee from Detroit King arrived in East Lansing with as much hype surrounding him as any receiver in the past 15 years. But when “young receivers” are talked about at Michigan State, there already were two on the roster expected to make a solid mark on this season and ones to come. Both Felton Davis and Darrell Stewart were getting their chances to show what they could do last season at MSU as freshmen, with Davis getting a handful of snaps throughout the season and Stewart redshirting.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State may not be a popular preseason pick to win the Big Ten in 2016, but it is tops in the conference in one ranking. ESPN named Michigan State the most stable coaching situation in the Big Ten, in rankings released last week.
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Football freep.com —  Michigan State football has been known for its defense, but in recent years the team has slipped a bit in the total defense team rankings. According to ESPN, the Spartans ranked second in total defense in 2013. In 2014, the Spartans slid down to No. 7 in the rankings. This past season, the Spartans' defense finished 46th.
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Football scout.com —  What are the Five Keys for defending Big Ten Champion, Michigan State to having a successful season during the 2016 season? Here are the five keys Spartan Digest came up with as we get ready to get in serious countdown mode to the upcoming season.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s home games against both Michigan and Ohio State will be are huge. ESPN ranked both in the top 10 games with the highest stakes this season. The MSU-UM game was No. 4 while MSU-OSU was next at No. 3. But for the Spartans, high stakes are everywhere. Assuming the matchups with Michigan and Ohio State carry the most weight, here’s a look at some other biggies.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Michigan State’s coaching staff extended new offers in the 2018 class this week, and one of the most interesting was the one to Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne wide receiver L’Christian Smith. If the name of that school sounds familiar, that’s because the Spartans signed a quarterback in the 2016 class, highly-regarded Messiah DeWeaver, from Wayne High. It may also sound familiar because that’s the same school the Spartans found Jerel Worthy.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  While ESPN has decided that Michigan State has no shot to reach this years Playoff, we did get a little bit of respect from Bristol after they released their "Ten games with the highest stakes in 2016" and not one but two games in East Lansing this year made the list.
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Football freep.com —  Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State has had some of the best linebacking corps in school history. And one of the players the staff is focused on for the class of 2018 is Ovie Oghoufo of Farmington Hills Harrison. The 6-foot-3, 207-pound prospect will be one of the top recruits in the Midwest next year.
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Football profootballtalk.nbcsports.com —  “Even last year, I think I prepared a lot, you know, just in case,” Langford said, via ESPN.com. “Playing running back, you never know what can happen. So I prepared a lot to know the whole offense and be the starter if I have to. But this year, it’s really just trying to become more of a leader at the position, being a running back in Chicago. Being more of a leader and really just not being that secondary guy. Acting like more of a veteran and know the whole offense. I learned a lot from Forte, being the guy he was, so you ain’t got to be a hoo-rah guy all the time. Being a young player, it’s just being in the right place at the right time and doing what you got to do. Really helping younger guys coming in, or even the guys following you, being a leader by example.”
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Football breakdownsports.blogspot.com —  A lot of Spartan fans were excited about the play of RS FR Vayante Copeland last season, despite playing in less than two games due to injury. I had a chance to go back and reassess his brief play, and honestly, was more impressed than my initial reaction. While there are areas where he needs to improve, he did show a lot of natural ability. In this post, I'm going to review Copeland's film and give my impressions of where to expect him to play going forward.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  It is that time of the year. The time when you have national news outlets throwing piles of steaming #Disrepekt on every Michigan State fan in the world. Where you hear endless talking heads and read novels of think pieces of why Mark Dantonio and the Spartans have no shot of being in the Playoffs at the end of the year. Despite wins in multiple B1G Ten Championship games, wins in the Rose Bowl and the Cotton Bowl, wins at both Ann Arbor and Columbus, and making the playoff last year as a three seed MSU is one of the teams, according to ESPN, that "Has no shot of making the tournament this year."
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Football cincyjungle.com —  The Bengals aren't new to what Michigan State defensive players are capable of. Darqueze Dennard and Domata Peko are entering their third and 11th years with the Bengals respectively, after being stand-out players for the Spartans. This year, the Bengals added another MSU defensive player, this time, a linebacker, via undrafted free agency. And if Darien Harris is anything like his fellow-Spartans, he could have a long future ahead with the Bengals.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  It was a surprise to many to see former Michigan State center Jack Allen not hear his name called in the 2016 NFL Draft. But it is little surprise that the undrafted free agent is being talked about as a strong candidate to land on the roster with the New Orleans Saints. On Wednesday, NFL.com's Lance Zierlein picked Allen as one of five undrafted rookies in a favorable situation.
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Football freep.com —  Heading into his second NFL season, Tony Lippett says he no longer dreams about catching touchdown passes. Interceptions are more like it. Lippett played mostly receiver at Michigan State, but the Miami Dolphins drafted him as a cornerback in the fifth round a year ago, and now he’s in contention for a starting job. “I’m just trying to compete,” Lippett said Tuesday, when the Dolphins began three weeks of OTAs. “You can never go wrong with competing. I can’t predict the future. I’m going to compete and let the marbles fall where they fall.”
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Football onlyfans.cstv.com —  Former Michigan State All-American tackle Larry Fowler, who helped lead the Spartans to the 1953 Big Ten Championship and a victory in the 1954 Rose Bowl, died Friday, May 20. He was 83.
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Football espn.go.com —  Michigan State’s roster is largely built of interchangeable parts. It’s hard to reach the level of stability coach Mark Dantonio and company have achieved in East Lansing without figuring out how to weather some personnel losses. They don’t make many parts, though, that fit the mold of 6-foot-6, 280-pound Malik McDowell.
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Football mlive.com —  Football's concussion crisis has reached one of Michigan State's most notable former players. Bubba Smith, an All-American defensive end at Michigan State in the 1960s, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy upon his death in 2011, according to The New York Times. The diagnosis was released by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
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Football scout.com —  For future Michigan State quarterback Rocky Lombardi, earning a trip to the Elite 11 was a dream come true. Spartan Digest spoke with Lombardi about getting the news he was about to take part in a lifelong dream.
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Football 49ers.com —  Dantonio offered a tantalizing scouting report on the 49ers rookie. “I’ve said it publicly, the guy can catch a BB in the dark,” the coach said last week on a call with 49ers.com. “He’s got great hand-eye coordination. He makes all the 50-50 catches. He’s a very competitive person. He’ll go over the middle, catch the ball and get north immediately."
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Football espn.go.com —  Shilique Calhoun was already feeling pretty good about life after becoming a third-round pick in last month’s NFL draft. The Oakland Raiders took the defensive end/outside linebacker with the No. 75 overall selection. Then, 25 picks later, Calhoun got a call with a familiar voice on the other end.
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