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07:31 AM ET 12.09 | The old saying goes that "defense wins championships," and it still wins some jobs, too. UConn has requested an interview with Michigan State defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi about the Huskies' coaching vacancy, according to a source. An interview could take place this week. ... [Narduzzi] led a Spartans defense that gave up a national-best 80.77 rushing yards per game. Narduzzi also has Northeast ties. Michigan State held Braxton Miller to 8-of-21 passing in Saturday's Big Ten championship game. Ohio State's 273 rushing yards were by far the most MSU gave up on the season, and the Spartans still held the Buckeyes scoreless in the first and fourth quarters. Narduzzi appears to have options, whether that be staying at Michigan State or exploring future Big Ten openings.

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December 9, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Time to open up the wallets, Buckeye fans. Pat Narduzzi's your man.

December 9, 2013  08:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time to open up the wallets, Buckeye fans. Pat Narduzzi's your man.

If you can't beat em, buy em.

December 9, 2013  08:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If you can't beat em, buy em.

Heck, throw in Harlon Barnett just to sweeten the deal. UFM will want the best coaching staff money can buy.

December 9, 2013  08:15 AM ET

The corn aggies have already tried the "hot defensive coordinator" route with Pelini.

Going that route again?

December 9, 2013  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The corn aggies have already tried the "hot defensive coordinator" route with Pelini. Going that route again?

But they made the mistake of making him a HC. They should just made him the DC.

December 9, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But they made the mistake of making him a HC. They should just made him the DC.

Exactly, and pay him as much as a HC.

December 9, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Congrats DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 9, 2013  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

But they made the mistake of making him a HC. They should just made him the DC.

University of Florida says Hi.

:-/

December 9, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If you can't beat em, buy em.

The Official Unofficial Motto of the SEC, and the sub-title of the "SEC Cheater's Handbook and MNC Purchaser's Guide".

December 9, 2013  09:18 AM ET
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University of Florida says Hi.:-/

Damn. Didn't mean to pick at that sore GR. But, come to think of it....

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December 9, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Heck, throw in Harlon Barnett just to sweeten the deal. UFM will want the best coaching staff money can buy.

Hey now!, let's leave things just the way they are for a while, shall we? Barnett is an overlooked gem on our staff. Good eye on that one GTH. The new D-line coach Burton is aslo a key guy. Narduzzi will leave MSU, but I'll be suprised if it is to UConn. I would expect a struggling program in a Power 5 conference as a more likely landing spot. He could have left last year, if he wanted to be the head coach in a "minor league" conference.

December 9, 2013  09:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Congrats DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks, got to admit, it's a little hard to get used to my guys being so highly regarded by the rest of the country (except for a certain town in 60 miles southeast of us).

December 9, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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The corn aggies have already tried the "hot defensive coordinator" route with Pelini. Going that route again?

GTH and the rest of our Buckeye friends don't want Narduzzi as head coach. They're just trying to buy our defense. It's a very nice, and sort of sincere, compliment.

December 9, 2013  09:41 AM ET

Sparty Rose Bowl Bound Quad.

December 9, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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GTH and the rest of our Buckeye friends don't want Narduzzi as head coach. They're just trying to buy our defense. It's a very nice, and sort of sincere, compliment.

Can't trust those bucknuts.

December 9, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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GTH and the rest of our Buckeye friends don't want Narduzzi as head coach. They're just trying to buy our defense. It's a very nice, and sort of sincere, compliment.

Yep

I would be very pleased with that purchase myself

December 9, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Thanks, got to admit, it's a little hard to get used to my guys being so highly regarded by the rest of the country (except for a certain town in 60 miles southeast of us).

Just tell those losers to bring home a bowl win for the B1G and otherwise ****.

December 9, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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Just tell those losers to bring home a bowl win for the B1G and otherwise ****.

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