In episode 36 of MLive’s Spartan Confidential podcast, reporters Brandon Champion, Kyle Austin, and Matt Wenzel return from a break to discuss the long-awaited end of the NCAA’s recruiting dead period and its impact on Mel Tucker and Tom Izzo. Also, does Mike Krzyzewski’s retirement announcement speed up Izzo’s timeline?
Tom Izzo joins Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich to discuss a crazy June for recruiting with COVID-19 restrictions loosening, why he thinks the new transfer rules aren’t in the best interest of the players, recruiting against the G League, relating to his players through their dislike of school and if coaches will have to constantly recruit their own players.
We cover the Big Ten coaching vacancies, some interesting developments in the transfer portal, and cover the MSU UCLA matchup.
Matt Charboneau and Tony Paul take a look at Michigan State’s opening play-in game against UCLA and Oakland University coach Greg Kampe break down the Spartans’ chances in the East Region bracket.
Matt Charboneau and Tony Paul talk to MSU national champion and billionaire Mat Ishbia, who predicted the Spartans’ miracle run to the NCAA Tournament two weeks ago and they talk about MSU’s chances in the Big Ten Tournament this week.
Matt Charboneau and Tony Paul talk about the resurgent Spartans, who are making billionaire Mat Ishbia look good with his prediction of another NCAA Tournament appearance.