To be honest, we at the MZone are sad to see him go. No, not for the obvious reason of the usual "W" the Wolverines could count on when they played the Smith-coached Spartans, but because the guy was entertaining as hell. I mean, who can forget his halftime "chat" with Jack Arute during last year's OSU game? Or "the slap" following the MSU
Now the Spartans will probably get some guy who gives the standard "we need to make adjustments" halftime speech and only slaps himself off camera while still producing the same results on the field.
As such, we here at the MZone would like wish John L. luck in his next endeavor, whatever it may be (since, let's face it, it probably won't be coaching). Hopefully you can find a job in a field that utilizes your specific talents, namely blowing big leads and snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
Might we suggest politics?