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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

With Football Program in Shambles, MSU Contemplates Ruining Basketball Program as Well

In a story that I wouldn't have believed if I hadn't read it with my own eyes, Tom Izzo is being mentioned in some circles to coach Michigan State's football team.

Yes, that Tom Izzo - the Spartan basketball coach. You know, the guy who's made the Spartans one of the best b.ball programs in the land. The guy who's won one national title and made four Final Fours.

And Izzo even admits that "deep down" he's interested in coaching football but claims he has no intention of leaving MSU basketball for football...right now.

Sweet Jesus, what the hell are they thinking in East Lansing?!

Boy, would I like to be a fly on the wall during the search committee meeting when this brilliant idea was floated...

DUMB SEARCH COMMITTEE GUY #1: "Damnit, guys, our basketball program is too good, too stable. What can we do to run it into the fucking ground like our football team?"

DUMB SEARCH COMMITTEE GUY #2: "Ok, I'm just spitballing here, but what if we took Tom Izzo, one of the best baskeball minds in America, and named him head football coach. I mean, they're both sports and both use balls."

DUMB SEARCH COMMITTEE GUY #1: "Genius! Let's run with that. Now somebody call George Perles and ask him if he's ever coached basketball. Ok, I have to run. We're putting the head of our College of Vetrinary Medicine in charge of our med school."


Anonymous said...

Ugh...I swear, it's like you're just trying to be the suckiest bunch of sucks to ever suck.

Anonymous said...

...and who is the genius who thought this one up? Oh wait - I forgot this is MSU Football. What's the matter, Gerry Faust isn't available? LOL!!!

TitleIX said...

you can't even MAKE this shit up if you tried.
I'm starting to feel bad for Sparty already

hell, if they are even considering Izzo, then they need to put out an open call to all the game masters on Madden College Football 2005-2007.
Let's set up some criteria for the search committee in East Lansing. Can't be much worse than their current plan.

Anonymous said...

Michigan State will find a new coach just like Ohio State did six years ago. The new coach will own Lloyd Carr just like Jim Tressel. Michigan State will become the power in the Big Ten as Michigan fades into oblivion. Go BUCKS. Michigan Sucks.

Anonymous said...

riiiight, and the Lions will win the superbowl. Where do you people come from

WhiteDawg said...

must be a slow day for Michigan football...reporting on MSU football...what you complaining from this bunch today?

Anonymous said...

Sort of like the process that led to the Harriet Miers nomination...make the committee sit in a room long enough and eventually they just pick one of the members.

Anon 6:44: crawl back under your bridge.

Anonymous said...

What if Louisville basketball had named Denny Crum head of the Louisville football team and had John L. Smith head of the basketball team ?

Or Bill Frieder coaching Michigan football and Bo coaching Michigan basketball in the 70s and 80s?

What is MSU thinking?

Anonymous said...

whitedawg: "what you complaining from this bunch today?"

what you speaka english anytime today?

Andy said...

I am convinced that even the coaching genius of Jim Tressel could not turn around sparty...

Anonymous said...

Yost - Just an aside...I thought of you last night as I went grocery shopping. I saw powdered donuts and could NOT resist. (lol) Sorry, babe - luv ya! :-)

CH in Mesa

Anonymous said...

MSU will always be the state of Michigan's junior varsity team when it comes to football.

Go Buckeyes.....1 to go.

Anonymous said...

"Michigan State will become the power in the Big Ten as Michigan fades into oblivion. Go BUCKS."

Scraping the bottom of the barrel, eh?

beast in 'bama said...

"Hire a basketball coach to revive a pathetic football program? Brilliant! Pass me another Guiness..."

Anonymous said...

"Michigan State will find a new coach just like Ohio State did six years ago. The new coach will own Lloyd Carr just like Jim Tressel. Michigan State will become the power in the Big Ten as Michigan fades into oblivion. Go BUCKS. Michigan Sucks.

November 21, 2006 6:44 AM"

STFU & go blow some OSU football player you homo!!!

Anonymous said...

First of all I'll say I live in Lansing, HUGE Michigan Fan! (went to the celebration for Bo at the Big House today) It was amazing! I wanted to talk about the rumor reguarding Izzo. The first time I heard about it was after the 11/18 game. Some Jackass named "Hondo" that has a show on our local news said something about it. From what I know about him, he used to call talk radio alot. Every show everyday. Granted, Izzo could probabaly do better than John L., they wouldn't even dream of doing that to their beloved Basketball Program. The one thing I've noticed about Spartan Fan being surrounded by them, they sure are happy once basketball season starts!

theweiler said...

"Michigan Sucks" instead of "Fuck Michigan"? Gee, Anon 6:44 A.M. must have gotten his hands on a thesaurus. Question is, how did he get his hands on one of those down there in Ohio? Do they give them out at the V.D. clinic? Or were there some leftover from a load in his semi-trailer?