Tucker has 20 transfers to help Michigan State's turnaround

Mel Tucker
Posted at 8:45 AM, Aug 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-17 08:45:51-04

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker is entering his second season at Michigan State.

Even though Tucker is not a rookie with the Spartans, it seems as if he’s starting over.

Tucker was hired away from Colorado 18 months ago and endured a pandemic-shortened season with a 2-5 record.

The Spartans added 20 transfers, including former Temple quarterback Anthony Russo.

Tucker has two options for a starting quarterback.

He can go with Russo and redshirt sophomore Payton Thorne.