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Green Room podcast: Spartans back to drawing board after Luke Fickell fallout

The Detroit News

Matt Charboneau and Tony Paul talk about Luke Fickell, the current head coach at Cincinnati who turned down the coaching job at Michigan State and they take a look at the latest on possible replacements for Mark Dantonio.

Here are some of the highlights from Episode 23 of the Green Room:

James Laurinaitis on Luke Fickell: "Luke is the best football coach that I played for as far as getting the most out of me.”

5:20: Bill Beekman's search comes up empty

10:15: Trustee Brian Mosallam doesn't want 'waffling flake' 

17:30: Drawbacks to players voicing opinions

24:20: The optics of elevating Mike Tressel

28:35: Expectations of 2020 Spartans

37:30: Public relations disaster

40:15: Tom Izzo's unranked team

47:10: Big Ten takes a hit

52:30: Detroit News coverage

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