Thursday, November 02, 2006
Where Does Michigan State Go From Here?
Now that John L. Smith and Michigan State have finalized their divorce, who will become the Spartans' next coach? If he's interested, Steve Mariucci, the former Detroit Lion, San Francisco 49er and California Golden Bear coach, could make a play for the job. Mariucci's best friend is Spartan basketball coach Tom Izzo, the de facto athletic director. Having Izzo lead the search might not be a bad idea, especially considering that athletic director Ron Mason passed on Urban Meyer in 2002. But the problems run deep at East Lansing, and getting it right this time might require a culture change. And even though Mariucci could be a popular choice, not everybody believes he is the right man for the job.
Posted by dawizofodds at 10:45 AM