UConn reaches out to MSU about Narduzzi

Dantonio confirms interest from UConn and contact with Michigan State

Michigan State's top-ranked defense was tested against Ohio State on Saturday, but it buckled down and shut down the Buckeyes once defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi came down to the sideline.

On Sunday, CBS Sports reported that UConn had contacted Michigan State about interviewing the Spartans' coordinator for its head coaching vacancy.

Coach Mark Dantonio confirmed the contact Sunday night.

Dantonio voiced his support of Narduzzi as a head coaching candidate, but also stressed that the Broyles Award finalist (awarded to the nation's top assistant) loves being in East Lansing.

"He will make a tremendous head coach," Dantonio said, "but at the same time I know he's extremely happy here and I know our players love him and he loves our players."

He also expressed that the opportunity has to be the right fit for Narduzzi.

"When the opportunity comes, and the opportunity is so good that you need to take it then that's when you take it, but it's gotta be the right opportunity and Pat understands that and weighs those things out," he said.

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