On Tuesday, Mark Dantonio shocked the college football world when he stepped down as head coach of the Michigan State Spartans.

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That is done and over with, though. So, who’s next for Michigan State? Could Pat Narduzzi — the Spartans’ former defensive coordinator and current head coach at Pittsburgh — be the next man in charge?

Narduzzi addressed the rumors of him leaving for his former school on Wednesday:

“Rumors are rumors,” Narduzzi said. “I can’t tell you what is happening up there. Dantonio is my head coach, I want to thank him and congratulate him for his exit from Michigan State.”

More from Narduzzi:

“It’s my ultimate goal to be here at Pitt,” Narduzzi said. “I know where my heart is, but I’ve got people pulling at me. There’s always that pull. It’s not an easy decision. When it comes down to it, it’s about the people. I want to win championships here.”

Narduzzi is saying all the right things. However, we’ve seen this before. People say one thing and then do another. We’ll have to wait and find out to see if Narduzzi truly means what he says here.