Thursday, November 02, 2006

John L. Smith fired!

Michigan State fired John L. Smith yesterday. I actually kind of like the guy. This is, of course, bad news for Michigan fans. Next to John Cooper, John L. was one of my favorite coaches when it came to playing Michigan. If they could have pulled out the Notre Dame game, it would have been a different season for them.


Blogger EEWillison said...

John L. Smith was a class guy for the most part (he had a bad moment at last year's OSU game when, after a field goal was blocked and returned for a touchdown, he blamed his coaching staff on tv).

MSU apparently told him to fire his offensive and defensive coordinators and he told them that wasn't going to happen. So they fired him.

A new coach usually puts you in something of a spot when it comes to recruiting, so don't expect much from them for a few years.

Has anyone any suggestions for his replacement?

10:38 AM  
Blogger Alvin Borromeo said...

I've heard Steve Mariucci's name mentioned.

10:56 AM  

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