The report says that Kansas assistant and former Michigan State coach Reggie Mitchell, Memphis coach and former Spartan Sedrick Irvin and Chicago Bears coach Tim Spencer have been contacted by Dantonio for the position replacing Dan Enos who was named Central Michigan's head coach.
Mitchell served as Michigan State's running backs coach and recruiting coordinator under John L. Smith and did a sensational job recruiting some outstanding talent for the Spartans including Charles Rogers, T.J. Duckett and several others. He is also said to have landed Dana Stubblefield and Gilbert Brown for Kansas prior to coming to East Lansing. He moved to Illinois and was named as the lead recruiter for some of the solid talent that the Illini nabbed including Rashard Mendenhall and Pierre Thomas.
Irvin, was a standout running back at Michigan State and later with the Detroit Lions. The native of Gulliver, FL., was recently named running backs coach at Memphis but no doubt would be interested in returning to his alma mater.
The most interesting name is Tim Spencer, running backs coach with the Bears and former Ohio State assistant on Jim Tressel's National Championship staff that also included Dantonio.
Spencer's son, Evan is one of the top wide receivers in the Midwest for the 2011 class. He joins Washington Redskins defensive end Phillip Daniels son, Devaris to form one of the nation's most potent prep wide receiver tandems.