The Alliance, in addition to future scheduling alignments, will have the Big Ten, ACC and Pac-12 work together on decision making on the future of college athletics.
Tucker’s sense of urgency has been on full display throughout the 2021 offseason after the Spartans finished a mediocre 2-5 in 2020. The roster was not up to his standards in terms of talent in his eyes, which prompted Tucker to bring in 34 new faces via the 2021 recruiting class and the transfer portal to infuse talent into the roster immediately.
Former MSU football staffer Curtis Blackwell II sued former football Head Coach Mark Dantonio, former MSU President Lou Anna Simon and former MSU Athletic Director Mark Hollis in claiming violation of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.
Geoff Martzen followed Mel Tucker to MSU after spending all of 2019 to February 2020 as the Football Director of Player Personnel for the Buffaloes.
After joining MSU in Feb. 2020, Tucker and his staff were handcuffed by the pandemic. They could not hold practice with the team over the summer and could not host recruits after Tucker’s first two weeks in East Lansing because of the pandemic recruiting dead period instituted by the NCAA. This is Tucker’s first chance to leave his imprint on the program outside of just leadership.
“I finally decided I'm just going to retire and I'm going to devote my attention to expanding awareness of Michigan State's leading role in college football integration because it's basically an unknown story,” MSU alumnus Tom Shanahan said. “And not even the university understands the magnitude of what these Duffy Daugherty teams of the 1960s meant to Michigan State and all of college football.”
Michigan State football showcased their fast paced, tempo oriented practice style and how it may be used this fall in their annual Spring Game.
Michigan State continues to add to a deep wide receiver room with former four-star and Purdue wide receiver Maliq Carr.
With a young linebacking core, a shallow defensive back crew and an experienced defensive line, the Spartans are looking to develop their defense during spring practice.