Michigan State Football: 3 reasons to be excited about reinstated season

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The 2020 Michigan State football season will take place this fall after another vote. Why should we get excited about the upcoming campaign?

When the Big Ten presidents voted to postpone the 2020 season, Michigan State football players, coaches and fans were devastated. It seemed like the right move at the time, putting the student athletes’ health and safety first, assuming the rest of the Power Five would follow suit.

It didn’t.

On Wednesday, the conference voted to bring back football this fall with the presidents reversing their decisions from the summer’s vote and a lot had to do with the ability to rapidly test and ensure that these kids will be safe throughout the process.

The season will begin on Oct. 24 and will feature an eight-game slate with each team slotted Nos. 2-7 in their respective divisions facing off against the opposite division’s finisher of the same place. The No. 1 teams will obviously play for a Big Ten title in Indianapolis and potentially a spot in the College Football Playoff.

It’s hard to believe the conference changed its direction after Kevin Warren stated early on that it would not revisit the vote, but sometimes pressure takes over.

Michigan State will get to play football after all and fans will finally get to see what Mel Tucker and his staff have pieced together.

Year one may not be pretty for the Spartans under Tucker, but there are still plenty of reasons to be excited.