With Michigan State football officially in the midst of a head coaching search after firing Mel Tucker on Wednesday afternoon, some crazy names have been thrown around.
We’ve already seen the normal candidates on everyone’s list like Mike Elko and Lance Leipold and Chris Klieman, but there have been some off-the-wall names that have been tossed around over the past week which I thought I would address.
These guys have less than a one percent combined chance of taking the Michigan State job or even being looked at. Here are the three most unrealistic candidates so far.
A name that I’ve seen far too often for whatever reason is Pat Narduzzi. And while he does have ties to Michigan State as the former defensive coordinator under Mark Dantonio, there’s less than a zero percent chance he would be the guy for the athletic department.
Why? Because he hasn’t proven to be anything more than an average head coach.
Michigan State has a huge pool of money waiting to spend on the next head coach and having a guy like Narduzzi take over would be a major letdown. Sure, if Michigan State wants to go 7-5 every year in the new Big Ten, Narduzzi would be a great hire, but no one wants that.
Plus, the last time there was a coaching search, Narduzzi said that he wasn’t interested in coming back to Michigan State. So there’s no chance this happens, in my opinion.