Football mlive.com —  Michigan State boasts two of the most talented kicking specialists in the nation in senior punter Mike Sadler of Grand Rapids and rising sophomore kicker Michael Geiger.
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Football freep.com —  Donavon Clark has made the switch to the right side at tackle, Travis Jackson is pegged for left guard, and Connor Kruse is No.1 at right guard as a fifth-year senior. But rising prospect Kodi Kieler could make a run at right tackle, and Clark could bump inside from tackle to guard.
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Football freep.com —  The Spartans now have 10 commitments in what most believe will be about an 18-man class. Here are a few of the top recruits still on the board for coach Mark Dantonio and his staff.
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Football espn.go.com —  The Spartans finished No. 3 in the FBS in pass defense last season, though the "No Fly Zone" lost two key members in Thorpe Award winner Dennard and safety Isaiah Lewis. Still, Kurtis Drummond might well be the best safety in the Big Ten, and Trae Waynes is ready for his star turn at cornerback. Darian Hicks will hold down the other corner spot, with a spirited competition for time at the other safety slot. With the combined brain power of Mark Dantonio, Pat Narduzzi and Harlon Barnett, we expect Michigan State to keep the title of the league's top secondary.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State will have its work cut out if it is to maintain the efficiency of its self-styled "No Fly Zone'' secondary, as unanimous All-American cornerback Darqueze Dennard and reliable, hard-hitting strong safety Isaiah Lewis have moved on to Cincinnati Bengals' training camp. Junior cornerback Trae Waynes (14 career starts) and senior free safety Kurtis Drummond (21 starts) have been ranked among the top 10 defensive backs in the nation by NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks, but both will have significantly harder jobs on their hands.
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Football freep.com —  Price, Gleichert, Lyles and veteran Paul Lang make up the top four, with Dylan Chmura active as a redshirt freshman but also getting a look at fullback in the spring. If the progress Lyles made as a run blocker in the spring can continue, MSU’s offense will benefit because his presence on the field won’t be a dead giveaway anymore
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Football detroitnews.com —  As he enters his 20th season, Mannie has become a leader in his field and now runs an entire department, one that includes far more than a GA nobody could ever find. A staff of six work full time for Mannie, three on football. He also has a graduate assistant and two interns. “Our program has blossomed,” Mannie said. “It’s literally a strength and conditioning department as opposed to that guy over there, that Mannie guy all by himself.”
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Football statenews.com —  MSU football head coach Mark Dantonio gave his Twitter followers a glimpse of the Spartan Stadium renovations earlier today. The $24 million renovation to the north end zone of the stadium, scheduled to be completed before the start of the 2014 season, includes new locker rooms, a media center, a training room and recruiting lounge.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Last season Michigan State ranked second in the nation in total defense (252.2 yards) and third in scoring defense (13.2 points). Not good enough for the experts at ESPN Stats & Information. They say the Spartans, based on statistical analysis, won’t have one of the top 10 defensive units (pay site) in 2014.
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Football mlive.com —  Felton Davis III cut his list of 10 schools to one on Monday, the second day of his unofficial visit to Michigan State, explaining that "everything just clicked.'' A 6-foot-3, 179-pound Class of 2015 receiver out of Highland Springs, Va., Davis made his verbal commitment to play football for the Spartans on Monday night.
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Football mlive.com —  There are plenty of reasons for optimism with the Michigan State football team, but the one thing the Spartans figure to do best is stop the run. That's where every championship level defense starts, and that's why coordinator Pat Narduzzi likes to say it all starts up front.
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Football freep.com —  Several talented players will be vying to crack the rotation. Is Arnett really ready? Is AJ Troup healthy after a knee injury cost him the 2013 season? Will Monty Madaris make a move? And then there are veterans such as Andre Sims Jr. and young players such as Trey Kilgore, Tres Barksdale and Matt Macksood.
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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State's "No Fly Zone" added a new patrolman of sorts on Monday night when Class of 2015 cornerback Josh Butler, from Mesquite, Texas, made a verbal commitment to the Spartans. Butler, 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, is ranked as the No. 31 cornerback in the nation by 247sports as well as the No. 47 player in Texas and 338th-rated player in the nation.
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Football mlive.com —  Receiver Felton Davis III from Highland Spring, Va., has made a verbal commitment to Michigan State, MLive.com has learned. Davis is a 6-foot-3, 175-pounder who has a composite national ranking of 615 from 247sports, which also rates him the No. 77 receiver in the nation and the No. 21 player in the state of Virginia.
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Football cdn.stationcaster.com —  Jim Comparoni of SpartanMag.com joins Huge to talk about the 2014 Spartan Football team.


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