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Michigan State Spartans News and Views: Sept. 6

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The bye week blues are already here as Michigan State gets an extra week to prep for Notre Dame.

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NCAA Football: Furman at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Dantonio: MSU will use 'abnormal' early bye to heal, prepare for Irish Lansing State Journal
It wasn’t simply that Michigan State committed so many penalties for so many yards against Furman in the its season opener Friday night.

Jones Provides Game Winner as MSU Soccer Stops Columbia - Michigan State Athletic Site
Sophomore midfielder DeJuan Jones was involved in both goals as the Michigan State men's soccer team won its home opener against Columbia on Labor Day.

Michigan State's opening-night issues fixable before Notre Dame | MLive.com
The Spartans' opening effort likely won't be enough to warrant a win in South Bend next Saturday, when we truly find out what type of team Michigan State may have in 2016. The good news, though: The issues seem largely fixable, particularly with that bye.

WATCH: Lynn Bowden flashes MSU gloves during game -247
Michigan State target and Top247 athlete Lynn Bowden showed off some MSU gear during the second game of his senior season Friday night.

Recruiting: 'They have great people' 4-star LB says of Michigan State - Detroit Free Press
Michigan State already is focused on linebacker Dallas Gant of Toledo St. John’s for its recruiting class of 2018. "I have been up to Michigan State multiple times," Gant said. "They have great people. They are a great program and a great school. I have a good relationship with all of the coaches from there, as well."

Comparing Tyler O'Connor's 2016 debut to his predecessors | MLive.com
Tyler O'Connor became the fifth quarterback of the Mark Dantonio era to become the Spartans' full-time starter. How did his debut as the permanent starter go compared to those of his predecessors?

What we learned from Michigan State's opener vs Furman - Detroit Free Press
A look at what we learned from Michigan State's season-opening win over Furman and what's ahead with Notre Dame on the horizon.

Notre Dame-Texas observations: DeShone Kizer proves to be man for QB job | MLive.com
The Irish's College Football Playoff goal to a hit, but things can change quickly in college football. Notre Dame may have lost, but they showed they'll be a very tough challenge for Michigan State this week.

Ole Miss DB Ken Webster suffers devastating injury (Video) - Fansided
The Florida State Seminoles matched up against the Ole Miss Rebels on Monday night, and there was a gruesome injury early on for the Rebels. Be warned: This is a very scary injury to watch.

Big Ten football rankings: Week 2 - Detroit Free Press
The Furman win was nice, but the first big hurdle for the Spartans comes in two Saturdays.

Biggest Hits in College Football Week 1 - YouTube
A look back at the biggest hits from Week 1 in college football!

San Francisco 49ers release tight end Bruce Miller after arrest on suspicion of assault - ESPN
The 49ers released tight end Bruce Miller after he was arrested on suspicion of assault stemming from a situation at an area hotel.

50 pieces of PFF data you need to know for 2016 - PFF
Senior Analyst Sam Monson gets you ready for the 2016 NFL season with these 50 bits of information from the PFF database.