We are now in week three of speculating about Michigan State football’s next head coach following the process to terminate Mel Tucker following a scandal.
And it’s as exhausting as the coaching search following Mark Dantonio’s retirement.
Some wild names have been thrown out there as possible candidates for Michigan State’s next head coach and here are six of the worst which I would consider “nightmare scenario” hires.
Look, I like Mike Tressel and I think he was one of the bright spots during those forgettable 2018 and 2019 seasons in East Lansing, but like Harlon Barnett, I don’t think he’s shown enough to be a head coach in the Power Five. Could he be a head coach in the Group of Five somewhere? Absolutely, but he’s not Michigan State head coach material yet.
Although he’s familiar with Michigan State and what it would take to win in East Lansing, I just think this would be a step in the wrong direction, putting an unproven coach in charge.
I’d be fully on board for Tressel to return to East Lansing as a defensive coordinator in the future because he’s proven himself at that position at Michigan State, Cincinnati, and now Wisconsin, but any list that has him on there as a realistic candidate is just not serious.
Again, not a knock on Tressel, I just think he’s built to be a coordinator in the Power Five.