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Niyo: Spartans offensive coordinator looking for a CEO under center

No one is sure when college football will be open for business again.

But whenever the time comes, Michigan State’s new coaching staff knows it will have its work cut out for it. After it got a late start following Mel Tucker’s hiring in mid-February, things came to an abrupt halt a month later in the face of a global health crisis.

And while every coaching staff in the country is looking for a way to replicate some of the learning that typically takes place during spring practice, for the Spartans’ new offensive coordinator, Jay Johnson, the search goes a little deeper than that.