Former Michigan State stars aren’t too happy with the product they’re witnessing on the field, and aren’t afraid to speak their mind on the situation following a 38-0 loss to Wisconsin.
Michigan State dropped to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in the B1G after the blowout loss to the Badgers. It was the second straight week in which the Spartans struggled on both sides of the ball, falling 34-10 to Ohio State a week ago.
After another embarrassing loss, former Michigan State stars Jerel Worthy and Javon Ringer couldn’t bite their tongue. Both players responded to a Michigan State Instagram post, being heavily critical of Mark Dantonio and the coaching staff.
Worthy was the first to chime in.
“We need to start to look at ourselves as a program (and) figure out if long-standing relationships (are going to) cost these kids a chance at something great,” Worthy wrote. “38-0 to WI is the last straw. Something has to change and it has to change right now! These kids deserve every chance at success not looking mediocre.”
— Jake (@Jake_Matheson1) October 12, 2019
After Worthy posted his statement, Ringer jumped in the conversation, though his response was a bit more mild and subtle.
“Stopped the run tho…lol,” Ringer wrote.
Another one. Glad to see former players who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. pic.twitter.com/saczKgFvaO
— Jake (@Jake_Matheson1) October 13, 2019
Clearly, the former Spartans aren’t happy with the product on the field the last two years. Right now, Michigan State isn’t anywhere the championship-caliber program it was to start this decade.
Worthy was with the program in East Lansing from 2009 through 2011, while Ringer played for the Spartans from 2005-2008. Both want the program to return to its glory its once had.
Right now, Michigan State is a middle-of-the-road B1G program.