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Michigan State Spartans: Linking Loquaciously Wears Green And White Ties

Zach recaps some Michigan State football and basketball updates

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First Things First: Tom Izzo wants to succeed Mike Krzyzewski.

Krzyzewski, the head coach at Duke, told ESPN on Tuesday that the upcoming 2016 summer Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, will be his last time coaching the United States men's basketball national team.

His resume since taking over the position in 2005 includes two Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012, as well as the 2010 world championship and the 2014 World Cup.

Izzo once considering coaching the national team a dream in 2012 to the Detroit Free Press, but now feels pessimistic that managing director Jerry Colangelo will give him the reigns.

I think they'll go with an NBA guy. There’s some good college guys out there, but I think there's a couple of good NBA guys too that I respect a lot and like.

If an NBA head coach is the path Colangelo desires, then Billy Donovan (Oklahoma City), David Joerger (Memphis), Doc Rivers (L.A. Clippers) or Steve Kerr (Golden State) should be considered for the job.

Second Thing: Mark Dantonio was named to the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award watch list.

This is Dantonio's third time of being honored for the award, having done so in 2010 and 2013. The announcement comes after Dantonio secured his 100th career head coaching victory at Michigan last Saturday.

Dantonio is joined by three Big Ten coaches - Kirk Frentz (Iowa), Urban Meyer (Ohio State) and Jim Harbaugh (Michigan).

Former MSU defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi was also named to the list, after leading Pittsburgh to a 5-1 record and clinching a Top 25 ranking for the first time since 2009.

Third Thing: Rick Snyder isn't really good at sports betting.

He may be governor of the state of Michigan, but his bias towards the Michigan Wolverines, having graduating from the university in 1982, earned him a lost wager to Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, who is a Michigan State graduate.

Snyder's punishment was for him to wear a green and white Spartan tie on Wednesday, which was photographed to show evidence.

Fourth Thing: Did anyone watch Jemele Hill's rant earlier this week?

It's quite comical to say the least. The host of "His & Hers" on ESPN stole the show on Monday after berating Michigan and its fans.

Hill is a graduate of Michigan State, who covered the program at the Detroit Free Press before joining ESPN.

Fifth Thing: No jail time for Mark Meyers.

Meyers, the suspended junior safety who plead guilty to impaired driving in September, will face fines and costs as a retribution.

According to Joe Rexrode, no word has been said in regards to Meyers rejoining the team.

Sixth Thing: Sports Science dives into the U-M botched punt.

At this point, everyone knows how Michigan State came away with arguably one of college football's memorable come from behind victories. But if you want to know the science behind the play, ask host John Brenkus.