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Michigan State AD: Always thinking about a 'Plan B' if Tom Izzo, Mark Dantonio leave

MSU athletic director Bill Beekman talks about possible playoff expansion and how he endorsed football coach Mark Dantonio's staff changes.

Rosemont, Ill. — Bill Beekman hopes he won’t have to dive into a coaching search anytime soon.

However, if the Michigan State athletic director gets an unexpected call that one of his high-profile coaches — Tom Izzo or Mark Dantonio — decided to move on, he says there is always a contingency plan.

“We don’t have sort of anything written down,” Beekman said this week at the Big Ten’s annual spring meetings. “But I think, from my perspective, you’re always sort of thinking about sort of the proverbial what if a key person sort of walked out of their office and got hit by the proverbial bus or whatever, and what’s your Plan B?