Michigan State recently fired head coach Mel Tucker for cause, opening a job that should be highly-sought after in the college football coaching world.

The Spartans may play in a tough Big Ten East, but they also have a history of success on the gridiron and the challenge of bringing them out of the hole they’ve ug themselves into should be tempting to certain coaches with that attitude.

A few “reports” have come out in recent hours that the Michigan State vacancy has been monitored by former Ohio State HC Urban Meyer, but one CFB reporter shot that idea down quickly Wednesday morning.

Bruce Feldman, who covers college football for The Athletic, revealed that he “checked” with Meyer Wednesday morning and Meyer told him there is “zero truth to it with him being a candidate.” Instead, Meyer is happy with his current job at Fox Sports.

A few other names have been shot down as well, including Washington State’s Jake Dickert.

Here’s what MSU AD Alan Haller wrote in a release Monday regarding the coaching search and how it will be handled by MSU:

“Regarding the search, we will thoroughly evaluate and do everything required to find the right individual to lead the Spartan football program,” Haller wrote. “Throughout the process, I won’t be able to provide many updates. I realize that our community has a tremendous passion for Spartan football and that there’s a great desire for more information about this process. However, privacy is important to attract top-caliber candidates, most of whom are involved in their own current seasons.”