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Saturday's Scrimmage Part 1 - The Defense

MSU defensive coordinator Manny Diaz

The biggest storylines coming into the spring were who would replace Anthony Dixon and Tyson Lee as starters. Those are still big storylines but the instillation of Manny Diaz's new multiple fronts, attacking style defense should have been equally important. Diaz, after weeks of installation, finally unleashed his new scheme during Saturday's scrimmage.

Defense Defensive Line The defensive line has developed into a two-deep unit over the course of the spring. They are still young but have developed under the tutelage of new D-line coach Chris Wilson. Stats-wise, Josh Boyd, who has been inconsistent most of the spring, had a big day with 6 ½ tackles and a sack. Pernell McPhee, who seems to have recovered from a back injury he had coming into...

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