November 30th, 2014 at 12:39 AM ^

Didn't I just see a tweet that Mattison is also rumored? Seems like this is the Throw Everything At The Wall To See What Sticks phase of the coaching carousel


November 30th, 2014 at 10:44 AM ^

I have never heard of this guy.  The radio station he's said to work for is one I've never heard of and I can't find the number for it, much less AM or FM.  I think he has about as much cache as my neighbor's cat.

On second thought, that's not true.  My neighbor's cat just licks his junk and doesn't say stupid stuff for attention, so that cat has more cache.


November 30th, 2014 at 5:22 AM ^

TAMU has more relevance at 7-5 than Sparty does at 10-2.  That is why Narduzzi would make the move.  Maybe he realizes that his ticket to being offered a really good HC job is to have a higher profile.  I think he also would love to have access to the kind of personnel he could recruit in Texas.

carlos spicywiener

November 30th, 2014 at 12:50 AM ^

Go to the Big 12 and your defensive coaching acumen becomes an afterthought. No matter how good you are, someone's gonna drop 60 on you.

I honestly would not take a defensive coordinator job in the Big 12.


November 30th, 2014 at 10:22 AM ^

He plays in the perfect conference for his scheme.  It relies on a bevy of bad QBs - which the Big 10 offers in abundance.  Even Appleby at Purdue with a bunch of 2 star talent scorched it.  Yes we suck attacking it but that's because we've had running QBs who are inaccurate almost his entire reign. 

When you put good passing offenses up against it it gets hit.  It would get smashed by mediocre teamms like Texas Tech in the Big 12.  And the Pac 12 would feast on it.  You cant devote 9 players to the run in those conferences.  You can in the Big 10 when Gary Nova is the 3rd "best" passer in the league and almost every offense is built around the run.

As for rankings, the top 25 is littered with Big 10 teams on defense.  So either we've entered a golden era of defense in the Big 10 or the offenses are horrible on average.  Plus beating up on MAC offenses inflates the statistics in OOC.

And he is not leaving MSU for $200K.  Just a dumb article. 


November 30th, 2014 at 8:01 AM ^

As I recall, he interviewed for it once (he might have even gone down there to do it too), but I can't remember what the offer might have been in terms of years / money. I am pretty sure that, if he chose to interview for it again, Texas A&M is prepared to offer substantially more for a Narduzzi or Muschamp level hire at defensive coordinator. 

Mocha Cub

November 30th, 2014 at 1:52 AM ^

Could be a worthwhile risk. I'm sure A&M has tons of talent on the defensive side of the ball. If he turns their defense around he could be a candidate for major programs (no I don't see UConn as a major program) by this time next year. I wonder if he gets overlooked sometimes by the bigger programs because of Dantonio's defensive background.

atom evolootion

November 30th, 2014 at 3:18 AM ^

I'm not certain who's behind Sparty's defense between Dantonio or Narduzzi. Maybe it's Godzilla (Dantonio), but it could be Godzuki (Narduzzi). It might be both of them (Ghidora, with one less head). One of those fuckers has got to go!


November 30th, 2014 at 6:16 AM ^

I really don't see him going anywhere.  For some reason, he doesn't seem all that motivated by money.  Dantonio handles all the stress, and they keep winning.  I'd be surprised if he took any other HC job besides MSU--when that time comes.


November 30th, 2014 at 7:56 AM ^

Texas a&m is really looking at the big picture. They need a big time dc hire to balance their high powered offense. With that said i dont see it. I think Muschamp is a much more likely candidate