Of course, a loud crowd outside Izzo's workplace isn't likely to be enough to keep him in town should he decide to leave. Still, you have to appreciate the Spartan fans' enthusiasm here. Understandably, they're freaked out. Even the players are getting emotional. Derrick Nix broke out in tears when addressing reporters.
But the Izzo devotees are not just moping around in cubicles and fretting on message boards. They're organizing. IRL. If Izzo ever wanted to run for office, he'd have an awfully good grassroots movement behind him. (Unless, you know, he leaves. Not so much then.)