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Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Notes from Michigan State practice, new football facility


Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- I just got back from watching Michigan State's practice and touring the new $15.5 million Skandalaris Football Center, a very impressive facility that officially opens Aug. 21.

Here are some items of note from each one:

PRACTICE

He's competing with junior Brandon Denson for the top job.
"He had a great offseason," defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi said. "Wait till you see what he looks like. He put on about 20 pounds. So I'd say he has a sense of urgency, may have the upper hand as far as maturity goes."

SKANDALARIS FOOTBALL CENTER