Exclusive: Mel Tucker on How the Spartans are Handling COVID-19

Hondo S. Carpenter

East Lansing, MI—In an exclusive interview with Spartan Nation, new Michigan State head football coach Mel Tucker discussed how he and Spartan football are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. While he certainly can’t wave a magic wand and fix the trying times our world is facing, his level headed approach is a comfort to his Spartan football team.

“It’s a very trying time for all of us. I think it’s a time for me, though, and all of us to count our blessings. Even though it’s a very difficult time and a lot of uncertainty, we will get through this, and at this point, for me, it’s about just controlling what I can control and taking it one day at a time.”

The Spartans kick off the season on September 5, 2020. They will be hosting in the Northwestern Wildcats with a rare, season-opening Big Ten game.

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