Team preview: Michigan State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2010-11 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: November 5, 2010, 11:00 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

He was close to leaving it all behind -- very close for a couple of days -- and he would have departed with a hall-of-fame resume, the most wins in Michigan State history, a national title and six Final Four appearances, and the comfort of knowing his successor would be taking over one of college basketball's most enviable situations.