We will get our first look at the Michigan State Spartans under new head coach Mel Tucker quite soon. The annual Green-White spring game is set for Saturday, April 18 at 4 p.m. EST inside Spartan Stadium.
The game, which is presented by McLaren Health Plan, will be televised on Big Ten Network. The spring game has been free to attend in the past, and there is a youth clinic held that weekend as well, but we are still waiting on more details to emerge for the 2020 event.
Spring practice begins on March 17. This will be Tucker’s first chance to evaluate the current roster and see what the players can do during a live session. Entering 2020, MSU has a big question mark at quarterback, lost its top two wide receivers, and also lost several key pieces on defense.
The spring game will also be our first chance to see what new offensive coordinator Jay Johnson’s offense will look like, as well as our first glimpse into whoever is running the defense.
Recently retired head coach Mark Dantonio often tinkered with the format of the spring game, going offense versus defense with a modified scoring system for the past three years. Previously, the roster was divided into two teams using a traditional scoring system. It is unclear at this point how Tucker will organize it.