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The stars and starters will be important for Michigan State this fall. Obviously. But the extent of a football team’s success often is determined by its backups. And the Spartans are in need of some depth at key positions to improve on last year’s 7-6 record.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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The start of the college football season is still more than a month away but the hype is building. That includes the annual Big Ten media days on Thursday and Friday, as coaches and players from all 14 conference teams will be represented in Chicago to talk about the upcoming season.

Source: mlive.com

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Class of 2020 kicker Jack Olsen has made two commitments in the span of a month. First, he gave his pledge to accept a scholarship to Michigan State in mid-June, and last week he announced he’ll be participating in the 2020 All-American Bowl.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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With the offseason winding down, the Super Spartan Bros go back to 2007 and give you their all Dantonio era team.  They also dive into some recruiting news and what the prospects MSU is recruiting might tell us about our “futuristic new offense”.

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Michigan State linebacker Joe Bachie and defensive end Kenny Willekes have been named to the 2019 Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Monday.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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Senior linebacker Joe Bachie checked in at No. 92, senior defensive tackle Raequan Williams is No. 74 and senior defensive end Kenny Willekes landed at No. 52. Bachie, Williams and Willekes all are heading into their third season as starters for the Spartans, who finished No. 1 nationally in rushing defense in 2018.

Source: Three Spartans land in Sports Illustrated’s top-100 rankings

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Stewart and White, both two-year starters, are back to lead the group and there’s depth behind them. It will be up to quarterback Brian Lewerke, who is looking to bounce back after a difficult season marred by a shoulder injury, and new offensive coordinator Brad Salem to get the most out of the receivers and stretch the field, which didn’t happen nearly enough last fall.

Source: mlive.com

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Michigan State’s search to add a quarterback to its next recruiting class just expanded. Tee Webb, a 2020 three-star quarterback and Louisville commit from Cartersville High School in Georgia, announced Friday via Twitter he received an offer from the Spartans. At 6-foot-4 and 185 pounds, Webb is listed as the No. 30 pro-style quarterback and No. 699 player overall in the 2020 class by 247Sports Composite rankings.

Source: MLive.com

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“We have to occasionally remind him during practice that they’re our players that he’s going against, because he’s that type of kid,” Southern Columbia coach Jim Roth said. “He goes 100 percent, he’s just very aggressive and that’s the way he plays all the time.”

Source: MLive.com

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Mike Panasiuk gets plenty of attention as a stalwart at defensive tackle. But his little brother, Jacub, continues to develop on the edge of Michigan State’s defense. And the Spartans need him to take that next step to becoming a consistent and dominant pass rusher to ease the burden on fellow defensive end Kenny Willekes

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Former Michigan State All-American Lorenzo White will attend next week’s Big Ten Kickoff at the Hilton Chicago. On Friday, July 19, White will be recognized as a 2019 member of the College Football Hall of Fame, and he will be available for autographs at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT.

Source: Detroit News

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Through the first six games of the year, Michigan State averaged 26.2 points and 394.5 yards of total offense. Over the final seven games, after Lewerke was injured, the Spartans averaged 12.3 points and 297.1 yards of offense. They finished the season 125th in the nation in scoring (18.7), 114th in rushing (124.8) and 116th in total offense (342.1) – all the worst totals during coach Mark Dantonio’s first 12 seasons leading the program.

Source: mlive.com

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After a standout 2019 season and a First-Team All-Big Ten nod, defensive tackle Raequan Williams is back at Michigan State for his senior season. Williams, a Chicago native, racked up 53 tackles (10 1/2 for loss) last season, while pushing his starts streak to 29 games. Much is expected from Williams this fall. Here are a few things to know about the senior defensive line.

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Adam Berghorst made the biggest decision of his life to this point. And Monday, he arrived at Michigan State with a purpose. Play college football and baseball, then hope to face another choice in a few more years. Possibly in both sports. “That’s my goal,” Berghorst told the Free Press after a long first day as a college student.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Brian Lewerke’s pass came to Matt Dotson, right at the goal line. Michigan State football’s tight end took an out-of-step leap attempting to high-point the ball, placed into a small opening between the Arizona State defense. It rattled off his hands and bounced to a Sun Devil defender for an interception.

Source: Detroit Free Press

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Michigan State is bringing three members of what is expected to be an elite defense to next week’s Big Ten Media Days. Linebacker Joe Bachie, defensive tackle Raequan Williams and end Kenny Willekes, all seniors, will be the three Spartan representatives in Chicago, the league announced Monday.

Source: Spartan Tailgate

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Within his first weeks on campus, Scott was running with the starters. Within months, he was starting his first college game and earning his place on ESPN’s Freshman All-America team. In a Mark Dantonio defense that requires a corner who can excel in one-on-one pass coverage, Scott became exactly that – a pesky, ball-hawking DB that teammates nicknamed “The Gnat.”

Source: Lansing State Journal

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Adam Berghorst, a defensive end from Zeeland (Mich.) East High School, will remain a member of Michigan State’s 2019 recruiting class. Berghorst, ranked a three-star prospect and the No. 16 player in Michigan for 2019 by the 247Sports Composite, was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 14th round of the MLB Draft in June.

Source: Detroit News

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