Michigan State’s Tom Izzo took a quick break from coaching the No. 3 Spartans to make an appearance on the Judge Mathis show that aired Tuesday.
Tom Izzo had the time of his life on Judge Mathis 😂 pic.twitter.com/bEDbJYaL9u
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And Izzo wasn’t just a silent observer. When one of the parties mentioned favoring Ohio State, Judge Greg Mathis immediately intertwined Izzo into the conversation by adding his favorite college coach routinely beats the Buckeyes. He then introduced Izzo to the audience, evoking an ear-to-ear smile from the usually intense Hall of Fame coach.
Mathis said his daughter graduated from Michigan State and was a student assistant under Izzo and called him “a great man” in the courtroom. He further complimented Izzo by explaining how 80 to 90 percent of Spartans basketball players earn a degree.
Finally, he provided Izzo with his latest recruiting pitch.
“You best send your children to Michigan State,” Mathis said.