Football db.lsj.com —  Two years ago, MSU nearly lost at home to Eastern Michigan — and might have, if not for a dropped touchdown pass in the second half. It was among the many signs of trouble for MSU in 2012. The Spartans are a completely different offense these days and the bulk of the roster remembers that scare. It won’t come close to happening again.
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Football detroitnews.com —  As the Spartans enter this season, a marquee game highlights the nonconference schedule: a Week 2 trip to Oregon. And last year's loss at Notre Dame could serve as a reminder to Michigan State just how important a nonconference game is.
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Football freep.com —  If Shilique Calhoun can do to the “C” gap what he did to the Hilton Chicago Continental Ballroom on Tuesday, he and Michigan State will be on their way to fulfilling expectations.
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Football msuspartans.com —  When Connor Cook made his first start at quarterback for Michigan State against South Florida in the second game of last season, he wasn't lacking for confidence. As Cook became even surer of himself week after week, the Spartans finished the season with a 10-game win streak and Big Ten and Rose Bowl Championships.
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Football msuspartans.com —  Some people are said to be products of their environment. Michigan State free safety Kurtis Drummond's work ethic and character were molded from the example set by his mother, Evette, while growing up in Masury, Ohio.
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