Linking Laconically is in transition

Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sport

Along with Malik McDowell making it official that he will be a Spartan today, it seems his announcement has also marked the official turning of the page from basketball season to spring football. All the eyes are now focused on Mark Dantonio's program, and so far, spring is off to a pretty solid start. Position battles are taking shape and various players are looking to get the inside track on openings left by the likes of Max Bullough, Denicos Allen and Darqueze Dennard. Next man up.

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio chronicles signing of star defensive lineman Malik McDowell | MLive | mlive.com

Mark Dantonio, still a boss.

Michigan State's Lawrence Thomas, with chip on shoulder, wants to prove he's healthy on field | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Think he could be a problem for offensive lines this year.

Michigan State works to fill voids at linebacker | Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Don't think the linebacker position will be the problem some expect it to be for MSU.

Jones takes MSU defense master class | ESPN Big Ten Blog | espn.com

And this guy is a big reason why.

Ohio State's Warinner has some good jokes about Michigan | CBS Sports | cbssports.com

They're not that great, but this is worth sharing.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Only Colors

You must be a member of The Only Colors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Only Colors. You should read them.

Join The Only Colors

You must be a member of The Only Colors to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Only Colors. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker