Michigan State football may be just 1-3 to begin the 2020 season but there are still some bright spots. What should fans feel good about?
When teams begin seasons with 1-3 records, there usually aren’y many good things to say. But when you’re in a new era with a new head coach, any little sign of a bright spot is clung onto.
Michigan State is in that exact scenario with a 1-3 start and two straight blowout losses to Iowa and Indiana to go along with a disappointing season-opening defeat against Rutgers at home. The Spartans haven’t looked all that impressive this season outside of an upset win at Michigan but Mel Tucker has something to work with in East Lansing.
Recruiting has been solid under Tucker which was supposed to be his strength. He currently has the No. 42 class for 2021 and it could end about 10-15 spots higher if all goes as planned.
While Tucker is excelling off the field, his team isn’t playing up to par on it. He recently said in a Zoom press conference with the media that if guys aren’t giving their all, they can see the door. He can’t take away scholarships, but he can tell guys that staying isn’t in their best interest. That’s something you’d never hear Mark Dantonio say and it’s nice to hear players getting held to a high standard of effort.
Given everything that has happened through four games and despite the Spartans’ 1-3 record, here are some bright spots for this team.