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Michigan State Football: 2016 Defensive Back Outlook

There are currently five former Michigan State defensive backs that play in the National Football League. After holding opponents to an average of 200 passing yards per game or below for four straight years from 2011-2014, the Spartan defensive backfield rightfully earned the “No Fly Zone” moniker. This year, as a result of injuries and inexperience in the secondary, Michigan...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Michigan State 4-star quarterback commit Messiah deWeaver makes awesome pledge to State fans

Photo courtesy Messiah deWeaver Michigan State fans woke up on New Years morning with an awful taste in their mouth after seeing their football team get absolutely shredded by Alabama in the Cotton Bowl. Enter four-star quarterback commit Messiah deWeaver, who made a pledge to those same fans.  deWeaver is a 6’4″, 215 pound senior at Huber Heights Wayne near Dayton, Ohio.  He...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s 2016 NFL Draft Prospects

On the eve of the college football playoff, I’m trying to find something to talk about regarding the Michigan State Spartans football team that isn’t blind conjecture about the upcoming Cotton Bowl. So we are here discussing Michigan State’s NFL draft prospects for the 2016 draft. Trying to minimize bias, I went to two outside, and well respected sources for NFL draft prospect...
Via The Majors East Lansing
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

RJ Williamson set to return for Michigan State at the Cotton Bowl

Michigan State is set to get a much-needed boost in the secondary ahead of their Cotton Bowl showdown with Alabama. According to Yahoo! Sports, Spartans safety RJ Williamson is expected to make his return after suffering a torn bicep the fifth week of the season. One of Michigan State’s biggest pieces on defense, Williamson was extremely effective prior to the injury recording...
Via The Majors East Lansing
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s RJ Williamson will play against Alabama

When Michigan State senior safety RJ Williamson suffered a torn biceps in week five of the season, many expected his season to be finished. The only ones who didn’t think that were Williamson’s Spartan teammates, who said he’d be playing in two more games. Those games? The playoffs, of course. And the promise from teammates was kept as the Spartans took home the Big Ten championship...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State looking forward to return of starter in secondary

Michigan State football built a tradition of great secondary play that took a hit this season due to graduation, an early NFL entry and injuries, but the picture looks brighter for the Sugar Bowl against Alabama. Spartans coach Mark Dantonio told reporters in East Lansing on Wednesday safety R.J. Williamson should be full-go when MSU takes on the Crimson Tide in the College Football...
Via Fox Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Improved Spartan defense leads the way

In case you haven’t been paying close enough attention, Michigan State has been playing defense like Michigan State is expected to. It might be overlooked in the concern for Connor Cook’s shoulder, or the sudden improvement in the Spartan rushing attack, but the improved play of the MSU defense is the number one reason they are in the college football playoff right now. This...
Via isportsweb.com
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

MSU's secondary is stablizing heading into conference title game

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- About a month ago, Michigan State's secondary cost the Spartans a shot at an undefeated season, and a Big Ten title seemed unlikely unless things improved quickly.Now, that maligned group of defensive backs is gaining confidence -- and preparing to take the field for the conference title game."I think that we're playing fast, we understand what to do,...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State's secondary showing signs of improvement

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) About a month ago, Michigan State's secondary cost the Spartans a shot at an undefeated season, and a Big Ten title seemed unlikely unless things improved quickly. Now, that maligned group of defensive backs is gaining confidence - and preparing to take the field for the conference title game. ''I think that we're playing fast, we understand what to do...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

MSU's Williamson unlikely to play in Big Ten championship game

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says safety RJ Williamson is practicing again, but he probably won't play in this weekend's Big Ten championship game against Iowa. Williamson hasn't played since Oct. 3 and he needed surgery on a torn bicep. The fifth-ranked Spartans are hoping the senior will be back for a bowl or playoff game after this week's showdown...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan St DB Williamson practicing, unlikely to face Iowa

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says safety RJ Williamson is practicing again, but he probably won't play in this weekend's Big Ten championship game against Iowa. Williamson hasn't played since Oct. 3 and he needed surgery on a torn bicep. The fifth-ranked Spartans are hoping the senior will be back for a bowl or playoff game after this week's showdown...
Via AP on Fox
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Secondary's struggles finally catch up to Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Before the controversial touchdown that ended Michigan State's hopes of an undefeated season, the Spartans' biggest vulnerability was already on full display.With the ball at its own 9-yard line and 55 seconds left, Nebraska completed passes for 28 and 33 yards against Michigan State's maligned defensive backfield."We all know what we need to do. Now,...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Secondary's struggles finally catch up to Michigan State

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Before the controversial touchdown that ended Michigan State's hopes of an undefeated season, the Spartans' biggest vulnerability was already on full display. With the ball at its own 9-yard line and 55 seconds left, Nebraska completed passes for 28 and 33 yards against Michigan State's maligned defensive backfield. "We all know what we need to do. Now...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Michigan State safeties pass first test, eager for more

Grayson Miller and Khari Willis did not have much time to get acclimated to playing major college football. The pair of freshmen were thrown right into the fire, getting their first college starts in front of a hostile crowd of 111,740 people in Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. And it appears the both performed pretty well. “I was impressed with how Grayson Miller and Khari Willis...
Via Fox Sports
October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries have freshmen on deck in Michigan State secondary

After a second starting defensive back suffered a long-term injury, several Michigan State freshmen are closer to being called upon for the nation's fourth-ranked team. Junior Darian Hicks and senior Arjen Colquhoun are listed as the starters on the depth chart this week with two of the three players behind them being true freshmen. The first-year players are Josh Butler and David...
Via Fox Sports
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries have freshmen on deck in Michigan State secondary

After a second starting defensive back suffered a long-term injury, several Michigan State freshmen are closer to being called upon for the nation's fourth-ranked team.  Junior Darian Hicks and senior Arjen Colquhoun are listed as the starters on the depth chart this week with two of the three players behind them being true freshmen.  The first-year players are Josh Butler and...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State loses another starter on defense

Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio told reporters on his Sunday teleconference the Spartans will be without yet another starting defensive player for most of the rest of the season after safety R.J. Williamson had surgery to repair a torn bicep. He is the third Spartan defensive starter to go down this season, following cornerback Vayante Copeland (neck) and linebacker...
Via Fox Sports
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State DB Williamson has bicep surgery, will miss extended time

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State defensive back RJ Williamson will miss an extended period of time after having surgery Sunday on a torn bicep. The fourth-ranked Spartans have had to deal with several major injuries this season. Linebacker Ed Davis, defensive back Vayante Copeland and offensive lineman Dennis Finley are out for the season, and offensive lineman Jack Conklin...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Williamson has surgery on bicep

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State defensive back RJ Williamson will miss an extended period of time after having surgery Sunday on a torn bicep. The fourth-ranked Spartans have had to deal with several major injuries this season. Linebacker Ed Davis, defensive back Vayante Copeland and offensive lineman Dennis Finley are out for the season, and offensive lineman Jack Conklin...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State's Williamson has surgery on bicep

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State defensive back RJ Williamson will miss an extended period of time after having surgery Sunday on a torn bicep. The fourth-ranked Spartans have had to deal with several major injuries this season. Linebacker Ed Davis, defensive back Vayante Copeland and offensive lineman Dennis Finley are out for the season, and offensive lineman Jack Conklin...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Injuries continue to mount for Michigan State Football

Fifth year senior linebacker Ed Davis was sidelined for the season with a ACL tear in fall camp. Rising star red-shirt freshman Vayante Copeland broke vertebrae in his neck in week two against Oregon. This is the most severe health issues the Michigan State Spartans have faced in many years. However, the Spartans added two others to the season ending list in Saturday’s 24-21 win...
Via The Majors East Lansing
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Overreaction Saturday

Everybody take a deep breath. Feel better? Okay, now let’s get into what I am going to call “overreaction Saturday” in MSU nation. First off, Michigan State is 4-0. At this point in the season, they could not have a better record than this. Even if MSU won every game by 70 points, they would still be 4-0. So before we all start freaking out, let’s remember that we are talking...
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September 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan State Football: Air Force film room

Time to break down some key plays from Saturday’s win over Air Force.  After the game we heard from several Michigan State players that they weren’t going to put too much stock into the game film, especially on the defensive side of the ball since they wont be seeing another triple option offense like the Falcons again.  However it does give us a chance to check things out...
Via isportsweb.com
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Michigan State Wastes No Time Crushing Air Force

Coming into the game, both Air Force and #4 Michigan State were undefeated at 2-0, but the Spartans were a 24-point favorite. It looks like the line should have been even bigger. Shortly after Michigan St. quarterback Connor Cook found Josiah Price for a 15-yard touchdown to go up 7-0 in the first quarter, the vaunted Spartan defense struck shortly after. Safety RJ Williamson recovered...
Via Gamedayr
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Michigan State returns fumble 64 yards for TD

The Michigan State Spartans have a very easy matchup this afternoon against a fairly poor Air Force football team in comparison. Being able to play the game at home makes this game even more of a cakewalk for the Spartans. Connor Cook opened up the scoring for the Spartans with a beautiful 15-yard touchdown pass, but the defense stepped up to score the next touchdown to put Michigan...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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