How realistic is Kalen DeBoer to Michigan State? Not completely, but it would be worth at least inquiring about because he has some previous Big Ten ties as a former offensive coordinator for Tom Allen at Indiana in 2019.
Since then, he went to Fresno State and had success, going 12-6 in two years (including the COVID year), and then he was hired at Washington in 2022. In his first season with the Huskies, he went 11-2 and shocked just about everyone, turning that program around in a hurry. And to start the 2023 season, his Huskies are 6-0 and ranked No. 5 in the country.
So what could convince him to leave for East Lansing? Well, money talks.
Prior to the 2023 season, DeBoer was the 44th-highest paid head coach in the nation, making around $4.2 million per year. While I could see him signing an extension after another solid year, Michigan State could very well double that.
Who would want to see his electrifying offenses take over East Lansing (we did already see that happen a month ago)?