Michigan State Football: Way-too-early 2020 game-by-game predictions

Jalen Nailor, Michigan State football (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
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A new era has begun in East Lansing as Michigan State football has a new head coach for the first time since 2007. Will he lead the Spartans to a bowl?

Alright before the “will there even be a 2020 season?” thoughts creep into your heads, it’s time to squash all the negativity and believe that we will defeat COVID-19.

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, it’s time to look ahead to the 2020 season which will most certainly, hopefully, happen.

Michigan State is in an interesting place heading into the season. The Spartans have lost a good amount of talent on both sides of the ball which makes first-year head coach Mel Tucker’s job just that much more difficult. In fact, they’ve lost a quarterback, two main receivers, a tight, an All-Big Ten linebacker, a former All-Big Ten safety and two starting cornerbacks. Not to mention the entire defensive line.

There’s work to be done for this new staff and working remotely and not being able to go through spring practices will surely hurt.

The season is still a good five months away, so there’s time for the staff to get to know these kids via video calls and hopefully get them back onto campus this summer for conditioning and fall practices.

Since there’s no spring ball, now seems like a good time for a way-too-early 2020 game-by-game prediction. Will the Spartans be bowl-bound in year one of Tucker?