"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
Good pickup for MSU
Gateway (near Pittsburgh, PA) has been a D1 recruiting hotbed since Smith arrived 11 years ago. The school board has been giving him a hard time the past few years because he was both football coach and AD. It looks like he had enough, and moved on to bigger things.
This is Montae Nicholson's school. I hope this coaching change doesn't drastically change his recruitment, as I think UM is the (slight) leader right now.