Linking Laconically Is Buckling Up Every Time

Will Gholston's buckled up for football season. Are you?

Before we begin, let me introduce myself. I'm Jameson Draper, I'm the founder of Banks Of The Red Cedar Blog (an MSU blog). That begs the question: Why would I be writing on another MSU blog? Well, I had the opportunity to become a writer here and contribute to link roundup posts, so that's just what I did. I'm really happy to be on board at The Only Colors. Go Spartans!

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MSU's Will Gholston, Lawrence Thomas honored for wearing seat belts | Michigan State Spartans | Detroit Free Press | freep.com
If it weren't for a seatbelt, May 2nd may have been the end of William Gholston and Lawrence Thomas' career. Prior to Monday's practice, the players were honored with "Saved by the Belt" award.

Michigan State eyes Big Ten title, Rose Bowl behind SEC-style defense - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
The hype about this year's defense continues, with a national journalist writing about the Spartan's Rose Bowl chances.

Best Case/Worst Case: Michigan State - Big Ten Blog - ESPN
Brian Bennett writes a great article here. It makes me really excited about the season, but at the same time, it really scares me about the possible season we ALSO could have.

Former Spartans Continue To Shine | On The Banks Of The Red Cedar
When taking a look at NFL Training Camps, rookies out of MSU are doing very well.

Lake The Posts :: Sparty Time With The Only Colors — 2012 Season Preview
Northwestern University athletics blog, with our very own Pete Rossman, previewing the Spartans upcoming season.

SoP Q-and-A: @TheOnlyColors Talks 300, Aircraft Carriers, MSU Football - Sippin' On Purple
Chris Vannini discusses his obsession with the movie "300" and this year's MSU-Northwestern matchup.

Izzo: Nix working to be “a better player and a better person” | Spartan Shadows
After his arrest earlier in the offseason, Coach Izzo stated that team leader Derrick Nix is working on his character.

Most Influential: College Football, 11-15 - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global
MSU's own Lou Anna Simon makes the list, coming in at the 12th spot. She's a chairman of the NCAA Executive Committee.

Michigan State's Derrick Nix declares he's becoming a vegetarian to stay in shape | MLive.com
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo hopes Nix will get down to 260 pounds, and changing his diet could help the senior get there.

William Gholston Ranked Second Best Defensive End In The Nation - Yahoo! Sports
Conventional wisdom seems to be that he just started to scratch the surface of his potential. He has unreal athleticism for his size and can wreak havoc off the edge. He had 27 sacks as a high school senior.

Assume the Position: Linebackers | Shaw Lane Spartans
In 2011, Max Bullough and Denicos Allen were tasked with the responsibility of replacing Greg Jones and Eric Gordon. Prior to the beginning of the 2011 campaign there were whispers that Bullough and Allen might be just as good, maybe even better than their predecessors. And they were every bit that good. The 2011 linebacker unit teamed up for 248 tackles, (32) Tackles For Loss and one pick, whereas, the 2010 unit teamed up for 257 tackles, 17 TFLs and 4 picks. Every bit as good and depending on how you value TFLs maybe even better.

"Packaged" plays and rethinking the concept of modern play calling - Grantland
How modern offenses are rethinking the most fundamental elements of football plays.

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