Michigan State has lost seven straight games, two more losses than the combined total for the three previous seasons. A day after its 31-27 loss to Illinois, coach Mark Dantonio reportedly held a town hall meeting where players and coaches could express their issues with one another in order to start finding solutions, said Kyle Austin of MLive.com.
Players were given surveys to rank their “commitment” and “confidence” with their specific position coaches, who then met with the players themselves to address those issues. MLive reported that attendance was not mandatory for the players.
After the meeting, the coaches met with Dantonio to discuss avenues to improve team cohesion. Dantonio is in his 10th season at MSU, and this has by far been his most trying.
“I want to make sure that there’s open lines of communication within our team and our coaches,” Dantonio told MLive.com. “And that you can lay things on the table, and you try and get better every single day.”