The accelerated transition to the Mel Tucker era at Michigan State was a unique challenge that clearly warranted a one-year pass. Going into year two, expectations will be a bit higher. Tucker was handed the keys in mid-February, right before COVID-19 radically challenged the way coaches were allowed to operate and recruit; a less than ideal time for him to construct a full staff and dissect a roster. Players and new coaches had to somehow familiarize each other during months of little football activity and lingering uncertainty of a full season cancellation.
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