Jeff P entered the portal today. I always liked him. He was the underrated Dantonio-era-type guy that exceeded expectations. He has three years of eligibility. This feels like a big blow. Still, we have a LOT of talent, as illustrated below.
Elijah Collins also entered the portal this week. You should know his story. Seems like a really great character guy. Led the team in rushing his freshman year, followed by getting absolutely WRECKED by COVID, being K9's #1 cheerleader, and being massively under-appreciated by the coaching staff this year. Again, there's a ton of RB depth.
While both of these feel like big losses, it's important to note that NOT A SINGLE transfer out of MSU since the start of the portal has gone on to have a good college football career at a similar school. Talent-wise, the two biggest losses were Luke Fulton and Kalon Gervin. Fulton, who was kicked off the team for getting in a fight, is now a third-string MLB at Kentucky. Gervin is a second-string CB at Kansas. Beyond that you'd have to make a case for Rocky Lombardi or Ladarius Jefferson and I'm just not picking them over Russo/Thorne or K9/Berger.
Regardless, I still trust in Tucker and think good days are ahead of us! Now, if only we could find some good starting OL and DBs....