Football freep.com —  Oops, football season is less than three weeks away — the start of football season coverage, that is, with the Big Ten media days in Chicago — and we haven’t ranked nearly enough things this summer. The only things that haven’t been ranked so far are charcoal briquette brands, Spinal Tap drummers and Mark Dantonio’s tenure at Michigan State. So let’s go with the last one.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State junior quarterback Connor Cook and fifth-year senior running back Jeremy Langford have been named to the 2014 Maxwell Award Watch List, according to an announcement made Monday, July 7 by the Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award has been presented to college football's player of the year since 1937.
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Football mlive.com —  Lewerke, the 6-foot-3, 180-pound, three-star quarterback who committed to Michigan State in April, was one of 19 high school quarterbacks at the camp. Cook was one of six college quarterbacks serving as counselors.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The term must-win game is often overused in the world of sports, but in college football there are certain games that qualify as such. For Michigan State, the 2014 season will arrive with B1G and even National Championship aspirations. If the Spartans hope to achieve those lofty goals they will have almost no room for error, meaning they will have to to win some key games in order to keep up with expectations.
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Football freep.com —  Walker recently named Kentucky, Arkansas and Michigan State as his top three schools, though he told the Herald-Leader that the Wildcats and the Spartans were the two “clear leaders” as of late last week. Later in the conversation, Walker mentioned that he “really liked” the SEC.
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Football freep.com —  Connor Cook and Jeremy Langford today both made the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the top player in the nation. They were two of five Spartans honored today, as “watch list” season gets under way. Junior defensive end Shilique Calhoun, senior safety Kurtis Drummond and junior cornerback Trae Waynes all made the watch list for the Bednarik Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player. Only Stanford, with four players listed, has more than MSU. Calhoun also was named to the watch list for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation’s “most versatile” player.
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Football mlive.com —  "Dig Deep" is more than just a name to former Michigan State football player Greg Cooper. Yes, it's the title of his speed and agility camps for Flint's youth – but more importantly it's a way of life. He had to dig deep to earn a scholarship to MSU from the north side of Flint while blocking out distractions at Flint Northern High School then earning his bachelor's degree in family community service in 2007, and still juggling life as a college athlete.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Earlier this week, Spartanburg (S.C.) Dorman senior receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside unexpectedly heard from Michigan State again after a lengthy period of time without contact from the Spartans. He told Spartan Digest’s Mike Wilson that the staff told him he was quickly moving up their board. On Thursday, he found out just how quickly that move was as the Spartans became the latest school to offer the 6-foot-3, 210-pound pass catcher.
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Football landgrantholyland.com —  The road to a Big Ten East title probably runs through Michigan State this year, so it is important for Buckeye fans to become a little more familiar with one of the toughest teams on their schedule. In this Hangout in the Holy Land, we catch up with Pete Rossman from The Only Colors to get all the dirt on Spartan football and Spartan recruiting. Is this Michigan State run sustainable? Can the Spartans shock the Oregon Ducks? Is Michigan now a Spartan state? We get the answers.
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Football btn.com —  The beat goes on for another strong Spartan front. Shilique Calhoun is back to reprise his role as a devastating end. He was the Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2013. Marcus Rush brings pure speed off the other end. Demetrius Cooper is an intriguing prospect. Lawrence Thomas and Damon Knox are inside forces. Keep an eye on incoming freshman Malik McDowell impacting somewhere.
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Football btn.com —  This underrated unit has three holes to fill from what many feel was the best front of the Mark Dantonio era. Center Jack Allen and left tackle Jack Conklin are among the best in the Big Ten at their positions. Mean, nasty, tough … they epitomize Spartan football under Dantonio. Right tackle Kodi Kieler looks primed to be a star. Left guard Travis Jackson is a veteran hand and ex-center.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State cracked the top 10 of another football offseason list. But this one is about what’s above the field at Spartan Stadium, not what’s on it. The south end zone scoreboard at Spartan Stadium was ranked the ninth-best college football scoreboard in the country in an ESPN ranking.
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Football spartannation.com —  This is a true battle. Both Harris and Jones will start. Both will play. Both are great young men. The question is who will be the Spartans QB of the D when the season snaps. Time in the film room over the next few weeks could be the edge. Discuss »
Football isportsweb.com —  Despite going 13-1 last season and winning the first Rose Bowl for Michigan State in over a half-century, there is still some uncertainty surrounding the MSU football team. Many key seniors have departed, and the current players are still adjusting to their new roles on the team. Here is a rundown of the three biggest question marks for the Spartans going into next season.
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