Michigan State Football: 5 position battles to watch this fall

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Nov 8, 2014; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans running back Delton Williams runs the ball during the 1st half of a game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

1. Running Back

Michigan State’s running back position is nothing short of intriguing. Although losing Jeremy Langford — who finished with over 2,900 yards and 40 touchdowns over the last two years — is going to impact the offense in some way, replacing him with highly-touted freshman L.J. Scott, redshirt freshman Madre London, sophomore Gerald Holmes and junior Delton Williams will make up for it.

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Scott could end up having the best career of the four backs while London might end up taking the starting job to begin the season.

Williams is the most veteran of all the running backs, but he’s currently no longer on scholarship and trying to earn back the trust of head coach Mark Dantonio after his road rage/gun incident this past offseason.

Holmes is kind of the underdog in the scenario, but he could very well contend for the starting spot as well.

This is a good problem to have as Michigan State has four starting-caliber running backs who all fit the Spartans’ mold. Moreover, their jobs will be much easier behind the best offensive line in mark Dantonio’s tenure as head coach of the green and white.

Who will emerge at each position?

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