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Other than the Damon Knox injury, MSU has been fortunate health-wise throughout fall camp. Yesterday, we found out Connor Kruse is out indefinitely with a knee injury, and that is most definitely a bummer. But it doesn't sound incredibly serious, and the Spartans have players who can step in and replace Kruse for the time being. A tough break? Sure. Season altering? Meh, maybe, but if Kruse can actually return by the Oregon game, not really.

Then there's the events of the last 24 or so hours at Ohio State. Braxton Miller, coming off February shoulder surgery, went down after throwing a pass in practice and is done for the year. That's a crushing blow to Ohio State, devastating for Miller and completely changes the landscape of the Big Ten for the upcoming season.

Nobody really factors for injuries when making prognostications, but they tend to come up out of nowhere and often completely derail a season. Last year, MSU was fortuitous in the injury front all the way to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl win. Here's to hoping that good fortune carries into this year.

Michigan State notes: Pat Narduzzi fires up defense - for a scrimmage | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Never leave us.

Michigan State's Montae Nicholson back at safety; speedy freshman considers running track | MLive | mlive.com

No way this guy can be kept off the field.

Langford emerged from shadows as Spartans' go-to tailback | Fox Sports | foxsports.com

Patience is certainly a virtue.

Spartans' Jon Reschke, on LB competition Taiwan Jones: 'He's the best' | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Reschke has plenty of time.

Inside the Playbook: Cover 4 Safety Play | Breakdown Sports | breakdownsports.blogspot.com

This is pretty great, so set aside like an hour to go through it.

Pro hockey camp brings former Michigan State players together | Detroit News | detroitnews.com

Didn't even need Dewar to tell me about this hockey link.

Inside Read: Good and bad of playoff, Georgia's Gurley picks up new sport | Sports Illustrated | si.com

You can read about Todd Gurley playing golf, but the playoff stuff is what I pegged as relevant.

Mixed results for former Michigan State QBs Brian Hoyer and Kirk Cousins in preseason meeting | MLive | mlive.com

Other than the pick, which just barely sailed on Cousins, I thought Captain Kirk played pretty well.

Maryland to give lifetime-guaranteed scholarships to all athletes | Sports Illustrated | si.com

Really like this move. Ready for other schools to follow suit.