Michigan State football: 3 reasons Spartans may benefit from 2020 cancellation

Elijah Collins, Michigan State football (Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images)
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Michigan State football may not play a single down in 2020 and that might not be the worst news. Why could this be beneficial to the green and white?

Reports surfaced on Thursday afternoon that the Big Ten could soon be announcing a conference-only 2020 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

That may seem a bit pointless because this would still force teams to travels hundreds of miles out of state so that would only make sense if every Big Ten team had a game as far west as BYU or south to Florida or Texas. But the conference is doing its best to make sure football happens regardless of the situation and while it’ll be far from normal, this is better than nothing.

For teams that are facing major changes in 2020, this makeshift season might actually benefit them. New coaches and new starters would get another year to prepare for the full thing.

Michigan State is one of those teams that is facing changes with Mel Tucker taking over for Mark Dantonio and they could probably use another year to prepare with no spring ball or time to get really acclimated with the team.

Heck, there’s no guarantee that a season even happens on time with cases rising to all-time highs over the past few weeks. If there’s no 2020 season, Michigan State could benefit.

Let’s take a look at why the Spartans may be just fine without a 2020 season or even a postponed season (starting in spring).