Disgusted, embarrassed, disappointed. All three emotions hit me hard after Michigan State football’s 34-7 home loss to Minnesota on Saturday evening. It was nothing short of an embarrassment.
Watching Michigan State meander to a 34-0 deficit in the fourth quarter was a tough sight. No one was expecting an easy win for the Spartans against Minnesota, but no one thought Michigan State would just fail to show up for the second week in a row.
All of the problems that arose against Washington and plagued the Spartans were present against Minnesota in a lopsided defeat. Disheartening doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Michigan State football needs major changes
Not making the necessary changes after Washington laid the perfect game plan for beating the Spartans is on two men: Mel Tucker and Scottie Hazelton.
Sure, it’s easy to blame the coaches when the players aren’t executing, but when you hear Jacoby Windmon talk after the game that the team wasn’t expecting Tanner Morgan to throw so much, that’s really disappointing. The coaches didn’t employ the proper game plan when they know that every team is going to beat Michigan State through the air.
Tucker said after the game that he was disappointed and what he saw was unacceptable. That’s all on him.
It’s good to hear that he expects more and then was just not the football he preaches nor is he going to tolerate it, but words are pointless if they don’t lead to actions.
It’s time for Mel to really prove himself.