If you ask anyone, getting back to the level of football Michigan State was once at will begin in the weight room, and they’re beginning to establish the foundations of the program this spring for the first time since the new staff arrived in East Lansing. That's eating that elephant,” Novak said. Everybody's in a hurry, but you have time to build it the right way to not have to take those steps back down a month or two down the road because something went wrong.
And although senior Jordan Reid, a two-year starter at right tackle, opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns, the Spartans returned nine offensive linemen who started at least one game in 2019. The challenge for Kapilovic was evaluating the players he inherited and implementing new teaching and terminology during the pandemic-disrupted year that included the complete loss of spring practice and only four practices in five days of fall camp.
EAST LANSING – For the last 80 years, Michigan State football has had a player selected in the NFL Draft. It's the third-longest streak in the nation and will likely continue this year, but ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. thinks it'll be later in the draft before a Spartan is chosen. MSU's trio of prospects includes defensive tackle , cornerback , and linebacker .