The Spartans return a ridiculous amount of starters.
No college football team had a better turnaround from 2016 to 2017 than Michigan State. The Spartans went from a 3-9 record in '16 to a 9-3 campaign in '17 that concluded with a 10th win in the Holiday Bowl over Washington State.
The 2018 season could be even better, too.
Michigan State, as detailed by the Lansing State Journal, returns a ridiculous amount of starters heading into next season. No Big Ten team will be more experienced than Mark Dantonio's squad.
LJ Scott is coming back. Make that 21 returning starters. Fourteen of them could around for 2019, as well.
Quarterback — check. Receiver — check. Defensive tackles — check. Linebackers — check. Safeties — check. Cornerbacks — check. Kicker, punter — check, check.
At each of these positions, the Spartans appear to have a player or players on their way to being able to compete with the best in the college football, assuming natural progression and sweat equity.
An experienced team led by Mark Dantonio is a recipe for success.
Watch out for the Spartans next fall, Big Ten. Another league championship could be in store.