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52 posts from August 2011

August 18, 2011

Click here for 10 a.m. chat

Sorry, I mean right here.

August 17, 2011

Ten interesting tidbits from Wednesday

Pat Narduzzi talked, and that's usually interesting. He was asked what's impressed him so far. “I’m not impressed with anything," he said. "What am I most concerned about? I’m most concerned about maybe the linebacker depth, our development there with our youth and replacing some great players from a year ago. That’s probably my biggest concern. I feel pretty good in the secondary. I feel, we’re banged up inside, when we get all of our d-line all back and feeling 100 percent we’ll be solid there, I think. But we’ve got to get some young guys ready to go.”

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Some positive college sports stories

For example, David Harns is doing another ticket exchange for kids who have never seen an MSU football game before. He may do one for men's basketball this year as well.

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'Little Luke'

Some outlets build buzz and tweet about how great an upcoming story is, then deliver a shoulder shrugger. Some work silently and drop a bomb like the one that just hit South Beach.

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August 16, 2011

Second-week deductions

A few things are becoming clearer after a week of practice and a scrimmage at MSU.

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August 15, 2011

Adreian Payne -- dual-threat QB (and other morning practice tidbits)

JUST KIDDING on Payne, but he did look like an intriguing prospect this morning, throwing the ball around with Dane Fife as Dwayne Stephens looked on and Tom Izzo gave a pep talk to the football team.

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August 13, 2011

Gholston shines but offense wins

Will Gholston had 2 1/2 sacks for losses of 19 yards and forced a fumble, but the MSU offense beat the defense 67-63 for the green jerseys in the first scrimmage of camp Saturday.

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Bubba's funeral

There are some details here.

August 12, 2011

Happy hour

Let's see if I can occupy an hour of your time before you get lost in the weekend. Start with some MSU football notes. Catch up on the latest in the Ohio State saga. Don't sleep on the SEC.

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August 11, 2011

Linebackers and receivers

Those were the topics of emphasis Thursday evening after MSU's first practice in pads, with LB coach Mike Tressel and WR coach Terrence Samuel delivering updates. First, let's start with all we know about Lawrence Thomas' shoulder contusion.

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