Mel Tucker shares plea to Spartan Nation ahead of B1G home opener
Michigan State is off to a 3-0 start to the season, but head coach Mel Tucker is not overlooking the importance of taking down Nebraska in Week 4.
The Spartans are up to No. 20 on the AP Poll and looking to move to 2-0 in B1G play with a win over the Huskers. Though Nebraska is 2-2 on the year, Scott Frost’s team is coming off a close and bitter loss on the road to Oklahoma.
That is why Tucker is being adamant about making Spartan Stadium a raucous atmosphere and a tough place to play. On Wednesday, Tucker put out a plea for Spartan Nation to make this a loud and frenzied environment for visiting teams:
“So this Saturday, the way I envision this stadium with our Spartan fans, with Spartan Nation,” said Tucker, “I envision this place going nuts. I’m talking completely berzerk. I want it loud, I want the student section just totally out of their minds. This should be a place – and this will be a place – where you just can’t hear.”
Tucker finished his message by telling fans the Spartans will keep chopping “in the Woodshed,” a name he keeps using to refer to Spartan Stadium:
Be there early and get ready to be LOUD! 👊🏾 #StripeTheStadium https://t.co/hqlKIf1AvE
— Mel Tucker (@Coach_mtucker) September 22, 2021