Football mlive.com —  A review of the film from Michigan State's loss to Wisconsin on Saturday showed plenty that needs to be corrected. There were missed assignments, poor decisions, and four turnovers that proved costly in just the team's sixth loss since the start of the 2013 season. But there were also a few key things Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said he did not see: there was no lack of effort or toughness.
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Football lansingstatejournal.com —  Michigan State senior safety Demetrius Cox recalls each of his mistakes last week against Wisconsin. Small errors. Big consequences. A dropped interception that might have also been a touchdown, a lack of patience covering a Badger tight end in the end zone, a lack of trust in his own instincts on a third down. “It’s all about believing in yourself, believing in what you see and what you’ve been coached to see,” Cox said.
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Football detroitnews.com —  It’s been a while since Michigan State lost back-to-back games under Mark Dantonio, and the Spartans have no intention of beginning any sort of trend. The last time Michigan State lost two straight was 2012 when it had consecutive losses twice, but since then have lost six games total, and never have they come in back-to-back weeks.
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Football landof10.com —  Who gets redshirted and how that decision is made differs from player to player. Some players come in and show they are ready to contribute right away whether it be on offense, defense or special teams. Some aren’t quite ready physically or perhaps there is a glut of players at their particular position.
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Football isportsweb.com —  On today’s isportsMSU Red Cedar Report, isportsweb contributors Grant Essenmacher and Tyler Hayward preview Saturday’s game against Indiana. Can the Spartans bounce back against a spread team that has traditionally given them a bigger headache than they should have? Plus, what will the Michigan State defense look like with the absence of Jon Reschke and potentially Riley Bullough? Can Tyler O’Connor recover from his worst game to date?


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Football detroitnews.com —  The Detroit News' Matt Charboneau breaks down Saturday's Michigan State-Indiana game at Memorial Stadium (8 p.m., BTN/WJR).
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Football statenews.com —  MSU basketball head coach Tom Izzo addressed the media Friday prior to the team’s first official practice of the 2016-17 season. Izzo, now a Hall of Famer, will have seven freshmen on the roster this season, and some will play key roles, if the team is to defend its Big Ten title.
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Football landof10.com —  Jerry Cooper paused. He had a lot to consider. How highly did he think of Michigan State Spartans quarterback Tyler O’Connor? The question wasn’t asked; he just felt compelled to offer his opinion. Cooper has coached hundreds, maybe thousands of players at the high school level. He’s been a head coach since the ‘80s, has been at the helm of five different programs and won a state championship with Columbus Grove (Ohio) in 2003. There’s a lot to consider, right? Well, Cooper took but a brief moment, maybe a half-second, before answering.
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Football michiganstate.247sports.com —  The rise of Michigan State football began the day the Spartans hired Mark Dantonio as head coach in November 2006. MSU really started establishing itself, though, in Dantonio's fourth season. That 2010 campaign resulted in the Spartans' first Big Ten title (shared) in two decades, and it was the first of three to come in a six-year span. Since then, Michigan State has only lost back-to-back games twice, and both times came in the one down season the Spartans have had in that span in 2012.
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Football msuspartans.com —  In honor of the late Mylan Hicks, Michigan State Athletics has established the Mylan Hicks Memorial Football Scholarship Endowment. The endowment, being established at the request and support of his family and friends, is a tribute to the three-year Spartan football letterwinner (2012-14) from Detroit who was tragically killed Sunday.
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Football freep.com —  The season wasn’t over in 2013 when Michigan State lost to Notre Dame, even if the offense felt like it would never get on track. It didn’t end with a loss to Oregon or even to Ohio State in 2014, although a chance to repeat as Big Ten champions vanished. And there wasn’t a collapse last year after being beaten by Nebraska, a shredded secondary leaving fans feeling equally thrashed emotionally.
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Football mlive.com —  Last week, we were contemplating whether or not Michigan State's game against Michigan could be a No. 1 vs. No. 2 battle. It seemed unlikely, but the way both teams looked then, at last possible. Now, as you'll see from the last question in this week's mailbag, the feeling is quite different. (Yes, I know it's meant as a joke, but was also an accurate reflection of the tone of this week's questions.)
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Football spartannation.com —  Every year before the season I pick one trap game each year for the Spartans. A game they should win, but are in danger of an upset. Before the year I said this about the Spartan and Hoosiers and still feel that way.
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Football theonlycolors.com —  Seven short days ago we were all so innocent. Just a fanbase coated in smiles, enjoying what seemed to be a banner victory over the Irish in South Bend. The offensive line was gelling, Tyler O’Connor looked capable and the secondary appeared to be a unit potentially on the rise.
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Football mlive.com —  Wake Forest won the coin toss and elected to put its defense on the field. It took all of one play and 13 seconds for Indiana to cash in on that decision as Richard Lagow stepped up in the pocket on play-action and hit Nick Westbrook on a crossing route for a 75-yard touchdown.
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Football isportsweb.com —  The Old Brass Spittoon is up for grabs this weekend as the Michigan State football team travels to Bloomington to take on the Hoosiers. Here are three reasons the Spartans bounce back against IU, and three reasons they begin the Big Ten season 0-2.
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Football freep.com —  Free Press sports writer Chris Solari breaks down and predicts Saturday's Michigan State-Indiana game
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Football freep.com —  One of the players Michigan State is taking a serious look at for the class of 2018 is Jacob Isaia of famed Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas, Nevada. Isaia is the grandson of Spartan Bob Apisa, who starred at fullback for the great MSU teams of the 1960's and was two-time All-America.
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Football freep.com —  The final minutes of Michigan State’s 30-6 loss to Wisconsin were telling, the implications lasting. Redshirts were flying off the shelves. Careers were being changed. The depth chart stirred. Three more true freshmen took the field, forgoing redshirt seasons — receiver Trishton Jackson and defensive ends Josh King and Auston Robertson. Offensive tackle Thiyo Lukusa played for the first time Saturday, too, joining wideout Donnie Corley and defensive tackle Mike Panasiuk, who have been playing all season.
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Football freep.com —  Barring a Big Ten championship berth in December, Saturday will be the last time Michigan State fifth-year senior tight end Josiah Price plays a college football game in his home state of Indiana. He can’t help but feel a little nostalgic.
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