'Tis the day before preseason camp kicks off. Thursday's 6 p.m. practice is open to the public, you know, so I hope you've planned accordingly.
As you eagerly await this yearly rite of preseason passage, let me whet your appetite with a few links this morning.
• My story on MSU's increased speed on offense. Guys like LaDarius Perkins and Jameon Lewis are tough to track down and should help Dan Mullen's offense maintain the steam it's picked up the last two years.
• My look at three key position battles. I couldn't tell you who will wind up as starting left tackle, middle linebacker and free safety, but it should be interesting to watch them play out this month.
• And speaking of speed, senior safety Charles Mitchell tells ESPN.com that MSU's defense will be faster this fall.