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Michigan State Athletic Director Travels To Meet With Luke Fickell, Returns To East Lansing Without Him

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Cincinnati Bearcats coach Luke Fickell has spoken with Michigan State, but no deal has been agreed upon.

According to CollegeFootballTalk, MSU athletic director Bill Beekman flew to Cincy on Sunday to meet with Fickell after Mark Dantonio retired. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

 

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However, as multiple people watching the situation pointed out, Beekman returned to East Lansing without Fickell on his private plane.

As of this moment, the man running the Bearcats isn’t the head coach of the Spartans.

Well, it’s really starting to look like Fickell to MSU just isn’t going to happen. I’m not really sure why, but it just doesn’t seem like a deal is going to come together.

Fickell must really not like what he sees in East Lansing. He must not love the outlook of the program. He’s going to be a Power Five head coach soon enough.

It just doesn’t look like it’ll be for the Spartans.

 

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I really don’t know where MSU goes from here. Fickell would be a huge hire, but he really doesn’t seem too interested in coming.

Michigan State is far behind the eight ball at this point trying to get a new coach in February.

 

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Will see what MSU does, but things aren’t looking great at the moment for fans of the Spartans.