The Michigan State Spartans have released the program’s spring football schedule. MSU begins practice today, and will hold practices on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays each week for the next five weeks.
Michigan State’s spring season will include 15 total practice sessions, and finish on Saturday, April 24 with the annual spring game as the final event.
There is not yet any information on if fans will be allowed to attend the spring game, or television information (it likely will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network), but MSU head coach Mel Tucker is scheduled to meet with the media this afternoon and The Only Colors will report on any new developments.
Of course, in Tucker’s first year in 2020, spring football was completely canceled for MSU due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This was a major hurdle for the program heading into the season, as it affected the development and chemistry of the team, and delayed the new staff’s ability to implement its new offensive and defensive schemes on the field.
Michigan State’s roster looks significantly different heading into the 2021 season. The team has lost 16 players from the 2020 roster to the transfer portal, while gaining 13 new players (including two new walk-ons). Of those 13, six transfers were added as mid-year additions and are on the spring roster: Kendall Brooks (defensive back, North Greenville), Jarrett Horst (offensive tackle, Arkansas State), Drew Jordan (defensive end, Duke), Spencer Rowland (defensive back, Wheaton College), Anthony Russo (quarterback, Temple) and Kenneth Walker III (running back, Wake Forest). The rest of the transfers will join the program in the summer.
There were also four early enrollee freshmen who signed their National Letters of Intent in December and will compete in the spring: tight end Kameron Allen, offensive lineman Ethan Boyd, quarterback Hamp Fay and safety Michael Gravely Jr.