February 16th, 2013 at 3:38 PM ^

Addition by subtraction. However funny how we pull coordinators from the NFL to come to Michigan, and State gets their coordinators pulled to be position coaches.


February 16th, 2013 at 3:58 PM ^

Lloyd would usually "fire" coordinators by finidng NFL position coach gigs for them.  I suspect that's what Dantonio did here.  If and when Narduzzi leaves, it will probably either be for a HC position or a DC job at a more prestigious school.


February 16th, 2013 at 3:41 PM ^

And everywhere Spartan fans rejoice.........

You think we got frustrated with Al last season?  Roushar made Borges look like he was running the "point a minute" Fielding Yost squad from 1901.


February 17th, 2013 at 12:10 AM ^

Roushar was not the problem there...IIRC they had an "11 win team" and a "clear path to the Rose Bowl" according to my Sparty associates pre-season last year.

Suddenly, it's Dan Roushar that caused their problems? Hardly. How about recruiting more skill than lucking out on LeVeon Bell and a transfer from Tennessee.



February 16th, 2013 at 4:27 PM ^

Well, the Saints had the 25th best rushing game in the NFL last year and the Spartans had the 95th best offense in Division I, so it's almost a lateral move from an overall performance standpoint. The next question is this - do they hire internally or does Dantonio walk over and sit at Hollis' desk and look desperately constipated for a number of hours before he concedes and offers to pay for an offensive coordinator? It is a shame that he is leaving - few people made Greg Davis look average for $300,000 or so per year. 


February 16th, 2013 at 3:53 PM ^

I'm pretty sure this was Dantonio's way of firing Roushar.  Even though it's the NFL, is a RB coach position for a team that isn't run-heavy.  I think Roushar took this job because Dantonio told him that he better start looking around.

Toby Flenderson

February 16th, 2013 at 3:58 PM ^

I sure they will get a top notch OC. I'm sure many OC will love to take the opportunity to work with on offense with no quarterback, no running back, no TE, a horrid o-line as well as receivers who couldn't catch herpes from a MSU sorority house


February 16th, 2013 at 4:05 PM ^

So the most stagnant offense I've ever seen lost its best 4 players and it's oc, That sucks for them. On the other hand, this is probably good for them. The new guy cannot be worse.

Michael Scarn

February 16th, 2013 at 4:22 PM ^

Personally, I find it hilarious that MSU fans believe that their next hire at OC will be a great one.  That athletic department doesn't exactlly have a reputation for making big name hires. Should be interesting to see who they get.  

Leaders And Best

February 16th, 2013 at 7:16 PM ^

Really late to go looking for an OC. Unless Dantonio hires someone from in house, it should be interesting because I can't imagine many people will be available unless you open up the bank.

Not to mention with spring practice starting in about 4 weeks, they will have to install a new offense and get position coaches on board with his system.


February 16th, 2013 at 5:25 PM ^

He was beyond awful for them last year.  Pretty astute move by Dantonio IMO.  He has ties to the Saints, he needed to get rid of Roushar, but didn't want to have to fire him, so Dantonio got him an interview with an NFL team.  With a decent OC, MSU might have won a few more games last year.


February 16th, 2013 at 6:12 PM ^

Again, addition by subtraction.  However if Staee is not going to pay anyone decent money, they'll get the same clown in a different suit.