While Jonathon Smith’s reclamation of Spartan Football is still a work in progress, I would argue he is slowly distinguishing himself as an program builder and organizational architect.
Time will tell if Jonathon Smith can deliver Big Ten championships at Michigan State, but history tells us he is a builder, leader and winner in the likeness of Mark Dantonio.
The regular season for Spartan Football mercifully ended Friday night with a humiliating 42-0 loss to Penn State. Now, the Jonathon Smith era commences.
For all its resources, Michigan State should never be in this position, but here they are, racing for the bottom of the Big Ten.
Spartans beat ‘Huskers 20-17, but there is no joy in Mudville (can a search committee find the answer?)
Unless Michigan State Football is content to slide into the abyss of irrelevancy within the Big Ten’s recently formatted 18 team “Super Conference”, then it can’t afford to misfire on hiring its next Head Football Coach.
It will take a Blue-Ribbon Search Committee to entice an elite coach to work amidst Michigan State chaos.
Does Alan Haller have the wherewithal to distinguish himself as a championship caliber AD, and build a championship caliber football program or will he be just another in a long list of AD place holders and wannabes? We’re about to see!
Hiring a football coach is not a gameshow and you should be outraged Michigan State hired Mel Tucker.
Hiring a football coach is not the place for random selection and “hope for the best”, yet that’s what happened when Michigan State hired Mel Tucker with a plan no more reasoned than “Spin the Wheel of Fortune”.
Note: Spartan football has a bye week so this is a much-needed week of contemplation because Spartan Football is at a tipping point. Mel Tucker should have never been hired and his hiring reflects poorly upon Michigan State athletic administration which failed to organize a coherent search at the time….
And Harlon Barnett has been a liability instead of an asset so far.