No. 8 Michigan State opens the 2014 season in prime time against Jacksonville State Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium. The game is being televised on BTN. | Gameday Central (Parking/Tailgating Information) | Watch Live (BTN2Go) | Gametracker | Gameday Live (Social Media Updates) | Listen Live (SpartanSportsNetwork.com)
R.J. Shelton never pictured himself as the next Chris Gamble, but Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio apparently has. The speedy jack-of-all-trades is listed as a back-up cornerback for the first time in his career in addition to starting at wideout and kickoff returner for the season opener against Jacksonville State in Spartan Stadium.
Last season, the members of Michigan State's defense chewed their gum in perfect rhythm. Middle linebacker Max Bullough knew what Denicos Allen and Taiwan Jones were thinking to his right or left because he was transmitting information to them telepathically. Bullough and Allen are gone, so the completely revamped linebacking unit will undergo especially close scrutiny.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio held his weekly press conference Tuesday inside the Tom and Lupe Izzo Family Media Center at the Spartan Stadium North End Zone Complex. Dantonio previewed Friday's season opener against Jacksonville State and gave a scouting report on the Gamecocks.
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