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Report: Connecticut wants to interview Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi

Pat Narduzzi, William Gholston AP

Connecticut might be looking to the Big Ten to fill its head coaching position.

The Huskies have requested an interview with Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi, according to a report on Sunday from CBSSports.com. The request was submitted before the regular season ended and the interview could take place this week.

Narduzzi ran perhaps the country’s best defense in 2013. His Spartan unit led the nation in total defense and rushing defense and was in the top three in scoring defense and pass efficiency defense. He’s emerged as a hot name for several head coaching positions, so he may get to pick his school or choose to stay with Michigan State.

Other candidates for the Connecticut vacancy reportedly include UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster and Ball State head coach Pete Lembo.

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8 Responses to “Report: Connecticut wants to interview Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi”
  1. afrancis55 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:02 PM

    Why would he want to downgrade jobs?

  2. wustlumdnj says: Dec 8, 2013 8:12 PM

    Born April 22, 1966 (age 47)
    New Haven, Connecticut

  3. scoregasmic says: Dec 8, 2013 9:02 PM

    Noooooooo

  4. harbourimages says: Dec 8, 2013 9:07 PM

    Fine with me! We’re sick of this guy!!! Go Blue!
    And congrats on kicking OSU’s butts! About time they played a ranked team….

  5. BrownsTown says: Dec 8, 2013 9:08 PM

    While the job is probably Narduzzi’s to lose, here’s a wildcard if things break down: Eric Mangini.

  6. sportsinhd says: Dec 8, 2013 9:18 PM

    Perhaps the country’s best defense? It was the country’s best defense, period.

  7. philliesblow says: Dec 8, 2013 11:55 PM

    I’d hate to lose him, but he’s earned the chance to run his own program. He’d probably take either Barnett or Tressel to be his D coordinator so MSU could be looking at having to fill a couple spots.

  8. operwapitsai says: Dec 10, 2013 3:00 PM

    Nooo stay here in East Lansing!! it sure was fun watching opposing offenses do absolutely nothing vs sparty this year. Go Green!

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