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Smith touches down in East Lansing

'Wild' personality of head coach priceless

January 31, 2003

Paying off former head football coach Bobby Williams' contract: $550,000.

Adding luxury boxes and club seats to Spartan Stadium: up to $50 million.

Hiring a head football coach who skydives and runs from bulls: priceless.

John L. Smith's robust personality has made him a hit wherever he has gone, from Utah State to MSU.

"He's (MSU men's basketball head coach) Tom Izzo in cowboy boots," said John Lewandowski, MSU assistant athletics director.

Lewandowski has known Smith since their days working together at Utah State.

"He has the same personality


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