A Michigan State football season in spring would be ideal

Mel Tucker, Michigan State football (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
Mel Tucker, Michigan State football (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Michigan State football may have to wait until spring to kick off the 2020 season and that wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing.

Folks, things aren’t looking good. Football season looks to be inevitably cancelled after the MAC’s decision to move everything to the spring and there’s talk that Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren prefers that move as well.

A spring move would mean a couple of things: the NFL draft would likely be moved back and it would give the Spartans extra time to prepare for the season under these unusual circumstances. It wouldn’t be all bad for Mel Tucker and Co.

Taking over later than any coach in the country outside of Karl Dorrell at Colorado, Tucker has found it difficult to gain any momentum.

Spring practices were cancelled so he never got to see his team live and recruiting came to a screeching halt in the summer months. He had a difficult time trying to figure out how to develop relationships with his new players, but Zoom was his best friend. His coaching staff, too, had to adjust to an entirely new way of doing things.

When fall camp started, things were immediately halted after a handful of players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19. The team had to quarantine for two weeks and it seemed like the Spartans and Tucker couldn’t catch a break.

If football is moved to the spring, it would be more than ideal for the Spartans. It would give Tucker more time to develop relationships with his players, it would give Michigan State more time to learn the new system and it would ensure healthy and safety for the players, especially if a vaccine is out by then.

Plus, could you imagine March Madness and college football at the same time? It would be a college sports fan’s dream come true.

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