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When Mark Dantonio mentioned something Tuesday about TV ratings and how they might help Michigan State when it comes to the playoff selection process, I didn't really think anything of it. The head coach at a midwest Big Ten school saying a lot of people in the midwest would like to see a Big Ten team play for a national title? The nerve! Two days later, though, Dantonio was a topic on ESPN's Around the Horn and naturally, his comments were made into a bigger deal than they warrant. All that being said, if that's the most controversial thing the national pundits can find when talking MSU, I guess it's been a pretty good week.

MSU LBs rolling, must shuffle after Mylan Hicks' injury | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

The Hicks injury is a big bummer, but at least the rest of the unit is really coming together.

Michigan State offense: We botched end of Nebraska game | Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Ya don't say?

Michigan State learns closing lesson | ESPN Big Ten Blog | espn.go.com

Lessons that come during wins are the best lessons.

Recruiting: Three 2016 prospects like MSU after visits | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

They weren't deterred by the empty student section? Weird.

Trieu: Florida DE Malik Barrow goes extra mile for MSU | Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Look at his picture and try to tell me with a straight face that kid is a junior in high school. Mercy.

Top 25 Countdown: No. 22 Michigan State Spartans | College Basketball Talk | collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com

Seems about right.

Top 2015 forward Ellenson to Marquette | Sporting News | sportingnews.com

Caleb Swanigan, come on down!

Spartans counting on freshman D Jacobs to deliver | Lansing State Journal | lsj.com

Apparently hockey season is starting or something?