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Survey: Who'd you want coaching your kid?

According to 23 Big 12 and SEC coaches surveyed by ESPN.com, five coaches would want their son to play for Oklahoma's Bob Stoops.

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Part One: Current and former Spartan Football players wishing to pay respect at Mike Sadler's tribute service please plan...

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State has established a scholarship fund in honor of former punter Mike Sadler, who was killed in an automobile accident last weekend along with Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. One Spartans player each year will receive the scholarship.

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Who CFB coaches want their kids to play for

We asked SEC and Big 12 coaches which colleagues they would send their sons to play for. The list starts with Bob Stoops, but Mark Dantonio and David Shaw weren't far behind.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State's Mark Dantonio had an interesting take on what he learned from the last time the Spartans replaced a longtime starting QB. Andrew Maxwell struggled while succeeding Kirk Cousins in 2012 and the team went 6-6. "Don't anoint someone and put the pressure on one individual," Dantonio said. That's why he isn't talking up presumed starter Tyler O'Connor, who replaces Connor Cook.

Meyer, Dantonio deny anti-Penn State recruiting claims (1:01)
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Meyer, Dantonio deny anti-Penn State recruiting

Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio both strongly denied any allegations they have negatively recruited against Penn State, responding to a subtle suggestion from Nittany Lions coach James Franklin.

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Dantonio: Sadler dedicated his life to others

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio said he has seen strength and conviction from Mike Sadler's family and those close to them in the days following the former Spartan punter's death.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio on defensive lineman Malik McDowell: "Malik is a playmaker. He's big, he's very athletic, physical. With all that being said, he's going to be a true junior. I think this is the year that sort of catapults him."

Mark Dantonio remembers Mike Sadler (0:35)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

"He was a giver. There was no take in Mike Sadler." Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio starts his Big Ten media day by talking about his former punter who died in a car crash this weekend.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

With Big Ten media days kicking off in Chicago, the league has announced its preseason honors list. Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett is the headliner, but there is no shortage of star power returning to the conference this fall.

Tessitore: Foltz, Sadler were 'special in every way' (1:56)

Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Waukesha County sheriff's department confirms former MSU punter Mike Sadler and Nebraska's Sam Foltz died in a car accident last night. Their investigation concluded the car slipped off the road on wet pavement. Speed was a factor, the department said. LSU kicker Colby Delahousaye was in the car and taken to a local hospital to be treated for injuries.

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.153rd
Rushing Yards160.779th
Points For32.250th
Points Against20.5Tied-19th

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