March 6th, 2013 at 11:09 AM ^

Issues of Michigan's dominance and potential homerism aside, what makes you say that Dantonio wants to be in the SEC and that that's where he belongs? The guy strikes me as someone who is 100% committed to the Big10, and probably would want to stay in the midwest the rest of his career. He clearly loves OSU and MSU, loves to hate UM, and the farthest out his coaching experience has taken him from Michigan/Ohio is a couple of stints in Kansas.

Why would he want to go to (or belong in) the SEC? 


March 5th, 2013 at 10:26 PM ^

Even if Bollman will not have a hand in calling plays on offense, I have to think that this means that any hook or flat route will simply get whistled for delay of game given how slowly it will likely develop. 


March 5th, 2013 at 10:49 PM ^

Each year I am more and more shocked that Narduzzi doesn't leave but I am basing a lot of his worth on their defenses of the last few years. Has he been offered any major HC jobs?

turd ferguson

March 5th, 2013 at 10:36 PM ^

My brain is a little fried, so am I missing something?  Is the "Narduzzi my future successor" thing just based on this?:


Asked Monday on "The Drive with Jack" on WVFN-AM (730) in Lansing whether he would like Narduzzi to be MSU's head coach some day, Dantonio said: "That would be my hope."

"As I move forward, I'm gonna coach for a while," Dantonio said on the show, "but you always want to leave a legacy."


That doesn't sound like a definitive, AD-endorsed plan.  It sounds like a coach's answer to a radio guy's question (a coach who likes and wants to keep his assistant).


March 6th, 2013 at 9:06 AM ^

In that case, I would be surprised if Narduzzi ultimately wound up being Dantonio's successor.  When Bo left Ohio to take the head job at Miami (NTM), Woody tried to talk him out of it, stating Bo was his successor and that he would only be coaching a few more years.  Woody went on to coach for 17 more years.  Narduzzi is 46, the sweet spot for stepping into the head coaching spot at a program, somebody is going to pull the captain's chair out for him soon enough.

Perkis-Size Me

March 5th, 2013 at 10:38 PM ^

If Dantonio was ever going to leave, at least for greener pastures than MSU, he should have done it last year when his stock was at an all-time high. Unless he can get his offense turned around, I think he's hit is ceiling as a college head coach.


March 6th, 2013 at 9:15 AM ^

they will continue to mine 2 and 3 star recruits and develop into NFL elite.  lol.  They are trending down and the best recruits know it.


March 6th, 2013 at 9:25 AM ^

Honestly,  MSU's best chance to beat Michigan in the near future was going to be this past season (failed) and this upcoming season.  With Bell, Sims, and Gholston all bolting early for the NFL, 2013 is suddenly looking pretty dicey.  If Sparty doesn't pull off a win this year, phew, it's going to be a tough road ahead.  I see another 5-6 year losing streak which should definatively end all talk of Dantonio "closing the gap" on Michigan.


March 6th, 2013 at 3:31 PM ^

So Pat Narduzzi is the Dwight Schrutte of Michigan State Football?



At 8 a.m. today, someone poisons the coffee. Do not drink the coffee. More instructions to follow.

Sincerely, Future Pat