Sunday, March 28, 2010

Izzo for governor

If MSU coach Tom Izzo wants to be governor of Michigan, all he has to do is toss his Sparty green hat into the ring.
After watching Izzo guide the Spartans into the NCAA Final Four for the second year in a row - especially considering three of his starters are injured and the team has endured a number of internal problems this season - it's clear the coach from the Upper Peninsula is now one of the best at what he does in the nation.
Right now, Izzo is hotter in Michigan than Kid Rock and Madonna combined.
But, then again, why would a guy as smart as Izzo want to be governor? He's got the state on a string without all the grief attached to running one of the nation's most troubled regions. No Democrat, no Republican could touch him in a popular election.
No doubt about it, the Spartan head coach is a masterful tactician in the locker room and on the sideline. He obviously knows how to push his players buttons and pull their strings at just the right times.
As a team, the Spartans are hitting their stride as March Madness is reaching a frenzy. Each member of the club appears to be stepping up with their best games when they are called upon to contribute.
I love watching Izzo on the sidelines. He know his team and his players so well that he instinctively knows when to call a timeout at the appropriate time. And when Coach I draws up a play during a break in the game, the Spartans almost always score, which often turn the momentum of the game in favor of State.
The Spartans are on a roll, and so is their coach.
Next weekend should be a lot of fun. First Butler, and then Duke.
Go State! Go Coach Izzo!

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