What Michigan State's Mel Tucker said during his weekly press conference Tuesday
It may have just been his second game in charge at Michigan State, but the second week of the season gave Mel Tucker a much needed statement win. Tucker got an important win this past Saturday in a 27-24 victory at Michigan.
It was an important win for the Spartans, who are 1-1 after a season-opening home loss to Rutgers. In losing to Rutgers, it was a sloppy afternoon for Michigan State who turned the ball over seven times in giving Greg Schiano a happy return as the Scarlet Knights head coach.
The struggles from their home loss in the season opener seems like a distant memory as Michigan State was effective in knocking off the Wolverines on Saturday. It wasn’t a perfect performance for Tucker’s team but in beating a ranked opponent in a rivalry game, the direction of the season was changed.
Here’s some of what Tucker had to say from his weekly press conference ahead of this Saturday’s game against Iowa. It hasn’t been an easy start to the season for the 0-2 Hawkeyes, who opened 2020 with a narrow losses to Purdue and then Northwestern this past Saturday.
Mel Tucker: "At some point you have to move on to what's next. As the head football coach, I have to set the tone."
— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) November 3, 2020
Tucker: "We're building on our process, on our culture."
— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) November 3, 2020
Mel Tucker on Iowa
"They just have the mentality of Iowa football. They're going to try and win the line of scrimmage, they have very good skill players on both sides of the ball. They play relentless of special teams, so it will be a tremendous challenge for us."
— Eli McKown (@Emckown23) November 3, 2020