What a rough day it’s been for Michigan State football fans.
Sure, the Spartans landed Colorado defensive tackle transfer Jalen Sami, but they also lost Keon Coleman (officially) to Florida State and the most shocking news of the day had to be TCU cornerback transfer Kee’yon Stewart suddenly committing to Arkansas.
Yes, you read that right.
Just 11 days after committing to Michigan State, the TCU cornerback transfer decided to commit to Arkansas with a tweet captioned “This is where I belong.”
Kind of an unreal series of events.
Michigan State adds a transfer to bolster that defensive line and then loses its top receiver and a much-needed cornerback transfer. It’s been a tough offseason thus far.
Mel Tucker needs to conjure some Michigan State football momentum
With the offseason going horribly thus far with some top 2024 commits reopening their recruitment to other top targets committing elsewhere to losing Keon and Payton Thorne and missing out on two transfer receivers, it’s time to receive some positive news.
A lot of these things won’t affect this year’s team a ton outside of the Keon loss and subsequent transfer misses, but winning will cure all.
Right now, the expectation is for Michigan State to win 5-6 games and that’s not exactly where we thought we’d be after three years of Mel Tucker. We expected to be pushing for 8-9 wins regularly at this point, but the 2022 season and this past offseason have tempered those expectations in a big way.
If Tucker can exceed expectations in 2023 and win 7-8 games with a brand new quarterback and new WR1, the excitement will be back and recruiting will likely benefit from it.
But that’s a big if.