A day after Michigan State was spurned by Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell for its head football coaching job, a Board of Trustees member pushed back against criticism of the university and said MSU does not want a “waffling flake” as a head coach.

Fickell had been considered the front-runner to replace Mark Dantonio, who stepped down last Tuesday after 13 seasons. Fickell met with athletic director Bill Beekman Sunday in Cincinnati and then revealed Monday morning he would remain in his current job.

 

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