Michigan State's recent impressive run, which included Big Ten titles in 2010 and 2011, will soon come to an end.
The program will continue to post strong results under talented coach Mark Dantonio, but there is little chance Michigan State football will remain the class of the Big Ten.
There are simply too many powerful factors working against the Spartans. Rival Michigan is back and will soon regain command of in-state recruiting. Ohio State will not take the beating everyone anticipated after last year's scandal. Nebraska will soon become a key factor in the division and look for the same recruits as Michigan State.
Worst of all, the new divisional alignment will make the Spartans face all of them each year to win a Big Ten title. So, Michigan State football is doomed.
Let's take a look at each reason why...