Emotions ran hot as MSU players found out that head coach John L. Smith has been fired early in the afternoon. Bandit SirDarean Adams, who came to Michigan State from Bradenton, FL offered a "no-comment" when asked if he would stay at MSU in the wake of Smith's firing.
Adams intimated that Smith had been 'like a father' to him and he was extremely upset over the firing. Star recruit Quincy Landingham of Bloomfield Hills Lahser said "I'm still going to consider Michigan State. But not knowing who the coach is going to be leads me to (reopen my recruitment). I want a situation that's best for me."
Committ Jack Cornell of Quincy (IL) Notre Dame said he's still solid on Michigan State. "I don't really see myself changing unless something drastic happened, like all the recruits decided to open things up and de-committed."
MSU star recruit Keith Nichol will take a wait-and-see approach. Nichol will likely wait to see who MSU names as its new head coach. He liked the spread offense that MSU ran under Smith, but both Michigan and Florida were recruiting the Elite-11 prospect before he chose MSU.