Earlier this week, Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell reportedly turned down the Michigan State head coaching job.
Fickell emerged as the top candidate for the job after Mark Dantonio stepped down after 13 years as the head coach. However, he decided to remain with the Bearcats rather than take a jump up to the Big Ten.
Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press suggested Fickell, “had concerns about campus culture at MSU, including lawsuits roiling the football department.”
Well, one Michigan State trustee didn’t take the news well that Fickell didn’t want the job.
Brian Mosallam said in a radio interview with 97.1 the Ticket that Fickell is a “waffling flake.”
“Let me say this, by 9 p.m. (Monday) night, I personally had more information, finally, than the media did. And let me be as diplomatic as possible here, for Spartans everywhere, at the end of the day, we can’t force somebody to come here. Spartan Nation should want somebody that wants to be here. We don’t want a waffling flake who views this is as a destination job. So no, I don’t feel so.”
Things seem to be going well in East Lansing.
Stay tuned for the latest on the Spartans coaching search.