Sports analyst says Colorado’s Sean Lewis on shortlist for Michigan State job
Buffs offensive coordinator could be entertaining offers in the coming weeks
Colorado Buffaloes offensive coordinator Sean Lewis might be one-and-done in Boulder. The former Kent State coach is reportedly on a shortlist of candidates to take over at Michigan State, according to FOX Sports’ analyst Spencer Tillman.
The longtime college football presenter talked about the possibility of Lewis heading to East Lansing during the Nebraska vs MSU broadcast. He listed Lewis along with Ohio State assistant Brian Hartline, Florida State assistant Alex Atkins, and Spartans interim coach Harlon Barnett.
While this isn’t news for anyone paying attention to the rumors, the topic has intensified with CU’s offensive mastermind being demoted this past week. Deion Sanders took play-calling duties away from Lewis and elevated former NFL coach Pat Shurmur from an outside analyst to co-offensive coordinator.
It wouldn’t be the first time Colorado
It wouldn’t be the first time Colorado lost a coach to Michigan State. Mel Tucker went from being “all in” at a Buffs booster event while accepting the MSU job and out by midnight. One of the low points in recent history for the program.
Tucker was one of the highest-paid coaches in college football history with a fully guaranteed 10-year, $95 million contract. He lost all of that after a sexual harassment investigation following allegations. Tucker was fired after three-plus seasons at MSU.
Lewis became CU’s highest-paid assistant prior to the season. He’ll likely be a name in many coaching searches this upcoming off-season.