The Luke Fickell-Michigan State watch went into overdrive over the weekend with airport photos, flight tracking and a confirmed interview with Spartans' athletics director Bill Beekman in Cincinnati. As many insiders have reported, it feels like Luke Fickell or bust in Michigan State's oddly timed search for Mark Dantonio's replacement.
What if they bust?
With Pat Narduzzi, Mel Tucker, Matt Campbell, Robert Saleh, and potentially other candidates off the table, what if Michigan State whiffs on Fickell? Might they consider an in-house promotion as either a permanent move or placeholder coach, revisiting the search after the season?
On the High Motor podcast, Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal talked about that possibility.