“We’ve had a couple of seasons that aren’t up to our expectations,” Jordan said before practice this week. “These guys have a bit of a chip on their shoulders of learning how to get through those times and learning how to win a game and multiple games and close things out. They are getting to that point because over the last couple of years we’ve used a lot of young players.”
Those young guys are now seniors. The Spartans return 17 starters from last year’s 1-9 team, and it’s a group that wants to bring the program back to where it used to be.