Luke Fickell has 'talked to nobody' at Michigan State regarding head coaching vacancy
Rumors have swirled around Luke Fickell, the former Ohio State defensive coordinator and current Cincinnati head coach and the job opening at Michigan State that was created by Mark Dantonio.
Dantonio left the Spartans’ head coaching gig on Tuesday and Fickell is seen as the favorite to land the job.
On Wednesday, Fickell talked about all the people he’s talked to regarding the opening.
Hint: It’s been nobody.
Luke Fickell on ESPNU Radio now: "I have talked to nobody. That’s the truth. Obviously I’m very good friends with Mark Dantonio…But I have not communicated or talked to anybody besides Mark Dantonio in the last three or four weeks from Michigan State." #Bearcats
— Justin Williams (@Williams_Justin) February 5, 2020
If this is the case, then maybe Fickell shouldn’t be seen as the favorite to get the job. After all, reports have come out about coaches that have denied interest in the Spartans job altogether.
Fickell said he was surprised Dantonio stepped down. "I didn't see it coming." Says if he has something going on and needs to be something off someone, he talked to Dantonio
— David Jesse (@reporterdavidj) February 5, 2020
Michigan State is trying to find its next head coach. But, will it be Fickell?
Not if the two don’t talk.