January 18th, 2017

Michigan State is coming off a confounding season in which it went from a 12-2 mark and playoff spot in 2015 to a 3-9 record. It was an epic plummet for this proud program. The Spartans had many issues in 2016, including inconsistent quarterback performance and spotty play in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Add it all up, and Michigan State endured its first losing season since 2009. And it was the first time the program missed a bowl since 2006. Mark Dantonio and company will move ahead, but they will have to do so without these five key players.

Source: Big Ten Network