Michigan State's picked up Oregon State head coach Johnathan Smith as head coach. I have a lot of respect for the Pac-12, they served as the worthwhile villains and tough opposition in the Rose Bowl years. My heart goes out to Oregon State, a big blow to their staff and conference. Any year previous to 2023, this would be a lateral move that makes no sense, but sadly, the conference is a dumpster fire mess and the programs and people involved are all reaching for life jackets.
MSU is lucky to have somebody this good available. Smith did a fine job for the school, taking a bad team and getting them some success, ranked as high as 10 this year. He'll have to learn to scout Michigan and the Midwest. Obviously I wish him great success, MSU had a terrible year considering the way the Mel Tucker fiasco went down. If the team is going to have success moving forward, they're going to need a quality coach to move mountains and do so ASAP. In the Big Ten, MSU football is historically on the tier just below UM and Ohio State, and the danger of joining Indiana and Purdue and Rutgers as permanent also-rans is quite real and quite serious.
Good Luck Johnathan Smith.