On Monday’s Drive, Jack, Joe Rexrode and Doug Warren discussed who should be on Michigan State’s all-time athletics “Mt. Rushmore” in football and basketball, non revenue sports as well as administration/coaching.
The, in the final portion of the show, Jack, Joe and Doug talked about who of the 16 finalists, should make the final four in the ultimate MSU Rushmore. After extensive deliberation, we chose the first three without much debate:
1. John Hannah
2. Tom Izzo
3. Magic Johnson
But for the final spot, we could not come up with a clear choice.
Should it go to the man who brought Michigan State football to national prominence in the 1950’s, Clarence “Biggie” Munn, who later went on to a stellar career as MSU’s athletic director.
Maybe Munn’s football successor and assistant coach, Hugh “Duffy” Daugherty, who guided the Spartans to back-to-back national championships and was an all-time champion in integrating college football during the Civil Rights era.
Should the fourth choice go to the NCAA’s all-time winningest hockey coach, Ron Mason, who also, like Munn, wrapped up his MSU career as athletic director.
All three men are already in the Michigan State Athletics Hall of Fame.
Who should the last spot go to? Are we forgetting someone aside from Munn, Daugherty or Mason? Let us know:
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You can hear the discussion that got us down to our our Sweet 16 and then our Ultimate Three (with one to go) in the video below.