Through four games, who thought Michigan State football would have already matched its loss total from the 2021 season? Not me and probably not many people.
The Spartans are sitting at 2-2 on the year after a couple of demoralizing losses to Washington and Minnesota. Fans are starting to hit the ‘maybe next year’ button as the 2022 season’s goals are all but unattainable. Sure, the Spartans could run the table and win the Big Ten somehow, but that would entail beating Michigan, Ohio State, and Penn State. I don’t see it.
What fixes could be made so the 2022 season isn’t a complete loss?
3. Offensive line finds the right combination
Ineffectiveness along the offensive line through four games has been massively disappointing. We knew going into the season that the line was lacking depth and that’s why the spring game couldn’t be played like a normal scrimmage — there just weren’t enough healthy guys up front.
And the guys that have played haven’t done well.
Chris Kapilovic might be under the microscope this offseason if the line doesn’t improve throughout the year. He’ll need to find the right combination of guys up front, even if that means playing some of the younger players.
If the line can figure things out and the combination of five starters becomes more effective and they gel together, the offense is going to get back on track, starting with the run game.