Football freep.com —  Coleman, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior from Tinley Park, Ill., who was recruited by MSU, is certainly the key to IU’s upset hopes when No. 8 MSU visits the Hoosiers on Saturday.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Marcus Rush remembers his redshirt freshman camp like it was yesterday. It was late in the summer of 2011, and the Spartans had just come off an 11-win season and a share of the Big Ten championship. For Rush, there were no grand plans of becoming an All-American or taking college football by storm. All the 6-foot-3, 250-pound defensive end from Cincinnati wanted to do was get some playing time.
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Football sports.yahoo.com —  The pieces are in place. Now Michigan State's defense just needs a bit of fine-tuning. Facing an Indiana team that just lost its starting quarterback might do the trick. The eighth-ranked Spartans look to smooth out a few minor defensive issues Saturday when they visit Bloomington, where Indiana will try to move on after Nate Sudfeld's season-ending injury.
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Football statenews.com —  Football head coach Mark Dantonio was at the podium Tuesday to discuss his team’s offensive inefficiency in the fourth quarter, the 100th game for his staff and the addition of recruit Tyriq Thompson to the Spartans.
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Football mlive.com —  Fixing Michigan State's fourth-quarter woes might be as simple as "grounding" the football team, in coach Mark Dantonio's estimation. "You've got to come to Sunday meetings to get grounded sometimes,'' he said, "because that's when you're going to see the good things you did, see the things that need to get better ''
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Football detroitnews.com —  A lot of people around college football aren't convinced the Big Ten will place a team in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Ask those in the south, and they figure it should just be an all-Southeastern Conference event. But head out to Las Vegas, and there is a different view. So different, in fact, that Vegasinsiders.com has Michigan State as the favorite to win the national championship at 13-2.
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Football impact89fm.org —  “Well certainly you want to score more than 28 in the fourth quarter,” Dantonio said. “We always address our areas of weakness or areas where we are falling short.” One reason cited by Dantonio for the lack of points in the fourth quarter was the lopsided victories. In MSU’s wins against Jacksonville State, Wyoming and Eastern Michigan, the Spartans won by a combined 139 points. It was the loss at Oregon and the narrow wins against Purdue and Nebraska where the fourth quarter slump really mattered. Dantonio addressed these concerns, saying that he believes his team will continue to grow and overcome this weakness.
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Football youtube.com —  Get to know Sophomore Tight End Josiah Price and see everything behind the scenes that has helped him get to where he is today. Also get out on the practice field with the Scout Team and see how they make an impact every Saturday.

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Football mlive.com —  Big Ten championship football hopes at Michigan State have become Big Ten championship expectations during the head coaching tenure of Mark Dantonio. The Spartans, 5-1 and ranked No. 8, are the favorites to win the College Football Playoff according to odds released on Monday by VegasInsider.com. Dantonio admits the pressure is mounting as the expectations increase, but, he says, "I think it's a good problem to have.''
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Football youtube.com —  Mark Dantonio previews Indiana, discusses his 100 games at Michigan State, his future, and football recruit Tyriq Thompson who signed his tender and can enroll this Spring.


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Football mlive.com —  As Mark Dantonio prepares for his 100th game as Michigan State's football coach Saturday at Indiana, he took a brief look back to his introductory press conference nearly eight years ago. "The one thing that I do remember vividly saying is if we could all go in one direction here we could be champions," Dantonio said Tuesday. "I think that's what we've created here. We've got great chemistry here."
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Football detroitnews.com —  It will never be remembered with the likes of "Little Giants," or "Mousetrap" or "Charlie Brown." But that doesn't mean the fake punt Michigan State ran last week didn't have its own unique name. And the Disney theme proved to be almost perfect. "Frozen," Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said Tuesday when asked the name of the play.
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Football freep.com —  For starters, Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio was asked at his weekly news conference today whether the Big Ten contacted him about presnap defensive clapping vs. Nebraska -- after Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said last week he would contact the league office about the issue. "Uh, no," Dantonio said, then paused for a moment, amid some laughter.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans aren't too likely to overlook Indiana, however, on account of the competitive moments in the past two meetings. Last season in East Lansing, the Hoosiers held a 7-0 lead through the first quarter before Michigan State stormed back for a 42-28 win. The year before, in Bloomington, Indiana was up 27-14 at halftime before the Spartans rallied for a 31-27 victory.
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Football mlive.com —  Contrary to the commonly-held notion that Indiana runs an unstoppable offense, the Hoosiers actually outside the top 50 scoring teams in the nation. Losing their starting quarterback doesn't help.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio announced Monday that Tyriq Thompson (Detroit, Mich./Martin Luther King High School) has signed a valid Big Ten tender to attend Michigan State. Discuss »
Football mlive.com —  Michigan State has to like where it's sitting at the halfway point of the season, especially after oddsmakers at VegasInsider.com listed the Spartans as the favorites to win the national championship. Michigan State opened the season with 30-to-1 odds of winning the college football championship game but is now at 13-to-2, according to the popular website.
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