Reports say Scottie Hazelton to leave Manhattan for Michigan State

Published: Feb. 27, 2020 at 1:20 PM CST
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After a year in Manhattan, reports say that Kansas State defensive coordinator Scottie Hazelton might be leaving.

that Hazelton is "expected to accept" a job at Michigan State.

The report quotes an anonymous source that says Hazelton has interviewed for the position. It also says that "no deal has been finalized" and that Hazelton has yet to accept the offer. However, the source said that Hazelton has given an offer that the Wildcats "can't match."

Hazelton joined Chris Klieman's staff back in January 2019. The first-year Wildcats defensive coordinator had signed a one-year contract worth $550,000.

The Wildcat defense flourished under Hazelton's watch. K-State ranked second in the Big 12 in scoring defense (21.4 points allowed per game). Kansas State also gave up the second fewest passing yards per game in the conference (202.9 yards per game).

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