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Could top assistant at Michigan State take over for John Beilein at Michigan?

His father was captain of the Michigan team in 1971

Is it possible that one of Michigan State‘s top assistant coaches ends up taking over for John Beilein at Michigan?

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Well, according to former Wolverines’ team captain Dan Fife, his son Dane, who just so happens to be one of Tom Izzo‘s assistant coaches with the Spartans, is ready for the job.

From Detroit News:

“I would be happy for any head coaching job Dane would get,” “He’s been fortunate to be a young head coach, then to be able to work with Izzo all these years. I haven’t talked to Dane today, but he’s ready for it. He played for Knight at Indiana, coached under Izzo at Michigan State.

“Dane knows what he’s doing and he’s paid his dues. I’m sure he has thoughts, but we haven’t shared them. I know he’s enjoyed his time at Michigan State, but his brother played at Michigan and so has his dad. We’d certainly support him if he was offered.”

Dane Fife, who is 39, has been with Michigan State since 2011 and many consider him, along with Dwayne Stephens, to be Izzo’s top assistants.

Dane’s only head coaching experience came from 2005-2011 with IPFW where he went 82-97.

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