Mel Tucker hints at changes coming for Michigan State's defense
Michigan State struggled on Saturday against Washington, ultimately losing to the Huskies 28-39.
The loss set fans ablaze on Saturday, as fingers began pointing at the Spartans’ defense. Michigan State’s defense struggled to slow down a passing attack, a problem it has encountered for quite some time.
On Monday, head coach Mel Tucker acknowledged the situation and noted that personnel changes were coming.
Tucker says personnel changes likely coming, referring to the secondary.
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A change would be good news for the Spartans, whose defense was on the field for much of the game versus Washington. Michigan State allowed Washington to convert 4-of-7 on 3rd-down and 2-of-3 on 4th down.
With no pressure coming from the Spartan’s defense, Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. was able to complete 18 of 24 passes for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns without an interception.
Understandably, fans were none too thrilled with the loss and Spartan defense on Saturday. We’ll see if they’re more pleased with the staffing changes coming.
The good news for Michigan State is head coach Mel Tucker was just as displeased with his own performance after the loss. He referred to himself as a “horse(bleep) coach” right now following the loss.
Hopefully, Tucker and the Spartans are able to sort out their issues and get the right personnel on the field moving forward.