Mel Tucker Michigan State’s head coach Mel Tucker looks on during the fourth quarter in the game against Akron on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. 220910 Msu Akron Fb 249a

After opening the season as a top-25 team and winning their first two games of the season against the Western Michigan Broncos and the Akron Zips, the Michigan State Spartans suffered a double-digit loss to the Washington Huskies on Saturday, and head coach Mel Tucker has some blunt thoughts on his coaching ability.

In the team’s recent loss to the Huskies, Michigan State’s secondary looked particularly vulnerable as Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., an offseason transfer from the Indiana Hoosiers, threw for 397 yards and four touchdowns against the Spartans’ defense.

This performance was particularly concerning for Tucker, who coaches the team’s cornerbacks. After such a stellar performance through the air from an opposing quarterback, Tucker took it personally.

“Hell yeah I take it personal. I take it all personal,” Tucker said, according to Michigan State beat reporter Chris Solari. “The resume is on the tape. Right now, I’m a horses–t football coach.”

The good news is that there’s still plenty of time for the defense to improve this season as this is only the third game of the season. The bad news is that Tucker has just three weeks before the Ohio State Buckeyes head to East Lansing boasting the No. 1 offense in all of college football.

[Chris Solari]