Holmes, the incoming freshman from Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, drew praise from quarterbacks coach Brad Salem, who previously was the Spartans' running backs coach.
Dantonio is one of few coaches who can answer questions without so much as a word, rather, an facial expression.
Terry led his high school team to an undefeated season as a senior, and after he enrolls at Michigan State, the questions about him will be about how quickly he can pick up the offense.
He's a freak -- the fourth-biggest freak in the country, to be precise, according to CBSSports.com's Bruce Feldman.
Salem in his first year as Michigan State's quarterbacks coach has a competition to sort out, and he reiterated that roles remain undefined as Maxwell, Cook and Tyler O'Connor will compete in the summer and fall.
The Big Ten wants a more national bowl footprint. But it reportedly will maintain ties to the Midwest as well with a brand new bowl.
Jackson is one of 44 players on the list after coming back from season-ending injuries suffered during the Ohio State game at Spartan Stadium last September.
Former Michigan State linebacker Chris Norman decided long ago that the focus of his future would not be football.
There might not have been as many fights in Michigan State's recent spring drill session, as Dantonio put his team through the optimum amount of contact practices in an effort to find "the inches" that led to his team losing five games by a combined 13 points.
Monday night's scholarship offer to cornerback Step Durham of Atlantic Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla., was in line with the needs of a Big Ten team searching for impact players.
The Spartans open with the Broncos in an 8 p.m. game on Friday, Aug. 30.
Payne's positive influence on 7-year-old Lacey Holsworth was celebrated at the Dick Vitale Gala in Sarasota, Fla. on Friday, and the player hopes other athletes would do the same while in the spotlight.