Tom Izzo on Monday gave his thoughts on the situation involving Michigan State football, a day before the university is expected to fire Mel Tucker amid a sexual misconduct investigation.

In Tucker’s place is interim head coach Harlon Barnett. Izzo vowed to be a “full supporter” of both Barnett and athletics director Alan Haller.

“We’re going to do what we do, man. We’re going to fight through this. There’s going to be a lot of positive things that happen,” he said after the Spartans men’s basketball team’s 1st practice of the year, according to MLive’s Kyle Austin.


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Michigan State has lost its last 2 games, against Washington and Maryland. He’ll be keeping close tabs on the program as it progresses through changing times.

“I feel for those players, I feel for the staff over there that’s been dealt a tough hand. But I also thought there were some encouraging things Saturday.”

The Spartans tip off on the hardwood on Nov. 6 as they face James Madison. They finished 21-13 (11-8 B1G) while advancing to the Sweet 16.