Mel Tucker is getting hands-on with Michigan State’s secondary to open the 2022 fall camp.

Last season, Michigan State had one of its best seasons since going to the College Football Playoff in 2015. Michigan State finished the 2021 season with an overall record of 11-2, thanks to a great offense.

The biggest downfall of the season for the Spartans was the complete inefficiency of the pass defense. Michigan State ranked last in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (324.3).

In 2022, Tucker appears determined not to let the pass defense be a disaster again. Michigan State started its Fall Camp on Thursday, and Tucker was spotted working with the secondary during the period open to media.

During the off-season, cornerbacks coach Travares Tillman left Michigan State for the defensive backs position at Georgia Tech. Harlon Barnett, who enters his 14th season at Michigan State, remains the secondary coach but it is clear Tucker is taking the secondary seriously this season.