Duke vs. Michigan State: Post-Northwestern's Chris Collins hiring... we still want Michigan State

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Northwestern's next head coach will be on the sidelines for Duke tonight. Wait... does being a Chris Collins fan mean we have to root for Duke now? Yeesh.

So we're stuck with a weird dilemma here. You see, Chris Collins, assistant coach at Duke is soon-to-be Northwestern's head coach! Awesome, right? He'll start coaching here after Duke's tournament run ends, either with a loss or a national championship win.

The question crossed all of our minds: wait... does this mean we have to root for Duke?

You see, my bracket's shot. I had Michigan State going deep, but that doesn't matter with Indiana's loss, so I have no fiscal implications here. That means, hypothetically, as a Northwestern fan, my interest should be with Duke taking a title - so Collins can be a recent national-championship-winning coach as he pitches Northwestern to people.

On the other hand, Duke is absolutely the worst. They're the worst. They're so bad. They're entitled and jerky and I hate them I hate them I hate them. I don't even know why. It just is that way, and their fanbase considers anything besides a national title win a failure, which makes them spoiled awful people. (I would know - I'm a Yankees fan, so at least I have remorse about it. And we fail in comical fashion most years nowadays, so, joke's on me.)

So unless you're one of those weirdos who is a casual Duke fan by choice - you know who you are - this should be a moral and ethical decision. Sure, you could argue that it would help Northwestern if Collins began coaching earlier it would help Northwestern, but, chill. Dude's got eight months to figure that out, and a week won't help. The interested parties will understand.

So what to do? I suppose it's a matter of personal choice, but I know what I think.

That's the first video of Chris Collins talking about the Northwestern job on air.

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