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

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1. The new era of Michigan State football can begin

This one was obvious, but the main reason for excitement has to be the change in coaching staff and the idea that Mel Tucker can turn things around after a few poor years under Mark Dantonio to end his successful tenure.

Fans have wanted to see what a Tucker-led team looks like and it’s not even just the head coach who fans are excited to see in action, but his assistants as well.

Scottie Hazelton is a highly-regarded defensive coordinator and he has a heck of a staff surrounding him on that side of the ball with Harlon Barnett returning to coach the secondary, Mike Tressel back and Ron Burton, too. This side of the ball may take a slight step back this season because of so much attrition, but the staff is elite.

Jay Johnson takes over on offense and the reviews on him are all positive heading into his tenure in East Lansing. Everyone wants to see an improved offense and he’ll have some intriguing staff members joining him in Ted Gilmore (former Wisconsin assistant), Will Peagler with the running backs, highly-regarded offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic and first-year college coach and Spartan legend Courtney Hawkins.

We are finally closer to witnessing the new era of Michigan State football in action and while the season may finish with 2-3 wins, we will get a good idea of the direction of the program this fall as opposed to waiting another offseason.

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