We are one week closer to finding out who the next coach of Michigan State football will be.
The popular name being thrown around after Week 7 and probably for the past few weeks is Urban Meyer. He has been the most desired candidate of the bunch and while he’s shot down an interest in returning to coaching, nothing is ever final in these searches.
So without further ado, let’s break down the weekly power rankings for the next Michigan State football coach.
Honorable mention: Jake Dickert, Brian Hartline, Chris Klieman, Urban Meyer
Arguably the most embarrassing loss of the week (although Michigan State is also in the running), Colorado blew a 29-0 lead against Stanford at home to lose 46-43 in overtime.
What makes matters worse is the fact that Stanford was 1-4 overall and 0-3 in Pac-12 play coming into this game. This was one Colorado had to win if it wanted to push for a bowl berth this season and the Buffaloes could not hang on to a four-score lead.
This wasn’t on Sean Lewis, however.
In fact, his offense was able to put up 532 total yards and 43 points. Sure, his play-calling could have been more imaginative in the second half when up 29-0, but he probably just wanted to simplify things with the game seemingly in the bag. When the defense seemingly stopped playing, the offense was left carrying the load. And it just couldn’t.
Lewis did what he could but the execution on offense was the main problem. You can’t fault a coordinator for totaling 532 yards and 43 points in a home game against a 1-3 team. About 99.9% of the time, that’s good enough to win.