Pat Narduzzi linked to Michigan State head coaching vacancy

PITTSBURGH — Michigan State has announced that it will fire head coach Mel Tucker for cause as early as next week, which means the University will not have to buy out Tucker’s hefty contract, and an attractive Power Five vacancy is about to open.

There will be a number of names linked to the Big Ten gig in East Lansing, Michigan over the next few weeks, and one of those certainly will be Pat Narduzzi. It’s already begun.

Narduzzi spent seven seasons at Michigan State, working under long-time head coach Mark Dantonio as the defensive coordinator. He built one of the top defenses in the Big Ten, earning the Broyles Award for the top assistant coach in college football in 2013 for his efforts, and he’s spoken highly of his time in East Lansing.

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