Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi may jump ship yet for a head coaching job. Just not the one at Connecticut, according to FootballScoop.com, which tracks coaching news around the country:
At UConn, sources tell us Pat Narduzzi declined an offer this morning to become head coach at UConn. Details> http://t.co/WuvOiF3uws
— FootballScoop Staff (@footballscoop) December 11, 2013
Assuming this news is accurate, it’s probably smart on Narduzzi’s part. The iron may never be hotter for him than it is right now, coming off a season in which MSU ranked No. 1 in defense and is headed to the Rose Bowl.
And the UConn job, quite frankly, carries relatively minimal upside. The Huskies finished 3-9 this season, with a 3-5 mark in the American Athletic Conference. They’re a long way from being even a fringe national player, so Narduzzi would have walked into a pretty tough spot there.
Other schools ought to come calling in the next few weeks, so Narduzzi can wait for a better opportunity.