Social media and sports radio are rife with MSU fans calling for defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton's firing in the wake of the Spartans' lopsided loss in Seattle. But Washington exposed a number of glaring deficiencies for MSU that should gravely concern fans.
In 2022, the only college football programs paying a head coach more than MSU are Alabama and Georgia. The resources invested in Tucker and his program have exponentially raised MSU's profile, stakes, and standards.
Jim Harbaugh and senior tight end Erick All both listed beating MSU as a priority for Michigan this season. It could represent a fundamental shift in how U-M views State, and it could cost the Spartans their biggest advantage over the Wolverines.