Michigan State football is off to a 2-2 record, while just a season ago in 2021 the Spartans had an 11-2 record.

During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, MSU’s defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton addressed issues on the field. Sorta.

Saying in part that the issues on the field are not a personnel problem for the Spartans.


With a humbling loss last week at home to Minnesota, the Spartans’ defense needs to reevaluate, as Hazelton touched on briefly in his presser.

Hazelton mentioned that the defense needs to tighten up its plays to adjust accordingly.

The Spartans hope to not encounter more injuries, like what happened with safety Xavier Henderson. Henderson, a team captain for the Spartans, and the glue that stuck the defense together is just one hurdle that Michigan State is currently battling.

Henderson, left during the season opener after suffering a leg injury, and hopes to make his way back to the MSU d-line soon, pending the healing process.

We will see if Hazelton’s defense is able to adjust going into Week 5’s match against Maryland.