Football mlive.com —  "Everything I've learned growing up from my parents is you finish something you started, you do everything you can for the team, nothing is about you, it's about making the team better,'' said O'Connor, asked why he's sticking out what might appear to be a sticky quarterback situation.
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Football freep.com —  One game, one catch, 7 yards. That was DeAnthony Arnett's tangible contribution to Michigan State's Rose Bowl run. His mission this fall: To produce the same type of comeback in the passing game as Bennie Fowler and Tony Lippett did in 2013.
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Football mlive.com —  The Spartans went eight deep on the offensive line last season, expertly rotating players in to keep the unit fresh and healthy deep into the fourth quarters of games, providing a winning edge of sorts as defenses got worn down. "Right now, we're at six-and-a-half, but we're gradually getting there, and then we have a couple of guys coming in we can hopefully throw in the fire,'' Staten said. "(Brian) Allen and (Miguel) Machado, hopefully come in and provide some depth and compete for starting spots.
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Football mlive.com —  When the call came for a freshman tailback to step up for some carries behind starter Jeremy Langford, Delton Williams was the pick, likely because Williams brought more size (235 pounds) and power to the table than Holmes (then 212). It was hard on Holmes, but he persevered, adding quality weight to tip the scales at 220 pounds, and he is now on the verge of cracking the tailback rotation from all indications.
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Football statenews.com —  Certain players are starting to separate themselves from the pack as MSU's spring practice sessions roll along, specifically on the offensive side of the ball.
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Football mlive.com —  Damion Terry describes his progress as "light years" ahead of where he was last fall, when an injured thumb prevented him from getting game snaps on a Michigan State team that finished its season Rose Bowl champions ranked No. 3 in the nation. Terry doesn't play the "what if" game when it comes to 2013 — he's dealing in the "now,'' and that's challenging enough as he competes with friend and fellow quarterback Tyler O'Connor for the No. 2 position behind starter Connor Cook.
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Football mlive.com —  Take one look at Michigan State receiver DeAnthony Arnett, and you can tell he’s in a better place physically. After an offseason of hitting the weight room, the junior jumped from 175 pounds last fall to 189 now, and has used that added weight to start playing the more physical brand of football his coaches want to see.
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Football freep.com —  The MSU quarterback situation is much less of a story this spring than last, when defensive players were free to hit all contenders for the starting job. That job is now owned by Cook, the reigning Rose Bowl MVP. Still, the competition behind him is an important, and delicate, situation.
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Football msuspartans.com —  The Michigan State football team took advantage of the nice weather on Tuesday afternoon, going outside for a complete practice for the first time this spring. Under mostly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the low-60s, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio sent the Spartans through their seventh spring practice.
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Football detroitnews.com —  “He’s in a good place right now,” wide receivers coach Terrence Samuel said. “You see he’s playing fast, catching the ball, doing the things we expected him to do. We had to let him go through that transition, dealing with his family and everything and that bothered him. But I think he’s doing a good enough job now to be in the rotation.”
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Football mlive.com —  Connor Cook may not speak of his rushing potential with the same enthusiasm as his coach -- who has publicly predicted Cook has the potential to rush for 100 yards in a game. But as Cook looks for ways to improve this spring, adding a modest new element to his ground game is one of them. “I’m not trying to be a dual-threat guy, but if a play breaks down and I can just scramble, 4 yards, 5 yards on more of a consistent basis," Cook said Tuesday following the Spartans' seventh practice of spring football.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Senior Taiwan Jones entered spring practice as the starter after spending his first three seasons on the outside. Freshman Jon Reschke, who redshirted last season, was listed as the backup. But entering the sixth practice this spring, Jones continued to be slowed by an ankle injury and Reschke had moved into the No. 1 spot.
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Football statenews.com —  The MSU football team enjoyed some sunshine on Tuesday as it moved outside for the sixth practice of the spring. Head coach Mark Dantonio addressed the media, discussing position battles and depth chart adjustments in the wake of injuries.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio said the typical position shuffles and depth chart changes are underway, but clearly nothing too alarming that the head coach didn't anticipate or feel his Michigan State football team could handle. Dantonio met with reporters before the Spartans' seventh practice of the spring on a partly cloudy, 63-degree day that seemed to lift the spirits of the coaching staff and the players, who until Tuesday had not been able to conduct a full workout outside.
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