Football freep.com —  No one knows what the next few months will bring for the 13 members of the College Football Playoff selection committee. They’ll likely sacrifice sleep to devour film and analyze statistics. They’ll talk to coaches and administrators around the game to expose themselves to a variety of opinions. Then, they’ll sit down to make what might be the most difficult decision in sports: Choosing the four teams that will participate in the Playoff.
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Football highschoolsports.mlive.com —  In some respects, Tyson Smith has the qualities you would not expect to find in a Division I prospect. Quiet, reserved, keeps to himself, a homebody. But those are not the qualities that drew interest from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. His speed, size and dedication to improving his craft is what had the green and white calling early December.
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Football mlive.com —  Mark Dantonio gave a "state of the Spartans" address of sorts on Friday, hitting the reset button on his evaluation of the team heading into its seventh practice on Friday and upcoming Saturday scrimmage. "We're right where we need to be right now, we just need to stay healthy and not get ahead of ourselves,'' Dantonio said. "Really, as I told our young players, this week — although it will feel like a year — really this week will define whether you play or not.''
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Football isportsweb.com —  “Marcus Rush will be, as long as he remains, stays healthy and continues moving forward, you know, as he always has,” Dantonio said. “He’s going to have the most starts I think in Michigan State football history.”
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Football mlive.com —  This much is in agreement: Jack Allen and Brian Allen, the Michigan State offensive linemen brothers who both won Illinois high school wrestling titles, faced off in a wrestling match this summer following a weightlifting session. After that, though, the stories diverge.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Rico Beard talk with standout linebacker from Detroit King High and MSU's 13th verbal commitment for 2015, Tyriq Thompson.


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Football freep.com —  On Wednesday, Josh King of Hinsdale South High School in Illinois visited Michigan State. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive end is one of the top prospects in the nation for the class of 2016.
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Football detroitnews.com —  Detroit King linebacker Tyriq Thompson visited many of the schools who offered him through the recruiting process, including a late visit to Michigan, where his father Clarence was an All-Big Ten performer. Yet, throughout the later part of his recruitment, it appeared Michigan State was well ahead of other programs, and Thompson confirmed that when he committed to the Spartans on a Wednesday visit to campus.
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Football freep.com —  Ah, preseason camp. It’s the time for unbridled enthusiasm and optimism everywhere. At MSU, where high expectations are reasonable coming off a 13-1 season, it’s a breeding ground for hyperbole. Today’s scrimmage, the first of two full scrimmages planned before the Aug. 29 season opener against Jacksonville State, will serve up some reality.
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Football spreaker.com —  Jack and Mike Griffith talk with standout defensive back from Frostproof (Fla.) High and MSU's 12th verbal commitment for 2015, Kaleel Gaines.


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Football mlive.com —  Michigan State junior Ed Davis sat on a shaded wooden bench outside the Duffy Daugherty football building Friday afternoon, discussing his days as an all-city golfer at Detroit Southeastern High School.
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Football statenews.com —  To give the rapidly-improving offense an identity, MSU Wide Receivers Coach Terrence Samuel christened the wide receiver corps the "Frequent Flyer Zone" last week at the Big Ten Media Days banquet. Though he put the nickname out there as a joke, it appears it could have staying power. "They need something to latch onto to feel good, and I keep saying it as a joke," Samuel said. "If it catches on it catches on, if it don't, I'm OK at being the butt of the joke."
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