Pitt athletic director Heather Lyke was not a finalist to be the next Michigan State athletic director, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press.
The Spartans, who are reportedly going with former Steelers defensive back Alan Haller as their new AD, were also considering Auburn athletic director Allen Greene and UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond, according to Chris Solari of the Press.
Lyke had admitted on Friday that Michigan State had reached out to her about taking the job vacated when Bill Beekman resigned in August, but she said at that time that she expected to remain at Pitt.
Lyke is a Michigan alumnus and was the athletic director at Eastern Michigan from 2013-17, since which, she has been at Pitt. She also spent time as assistant AD at Cincinnati and Ohio State and worked for Big Ten Network as a softball analyst.