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Yes, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo subscribes to the 5-second rule

Oct 13, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo speaks with the media during Big Ten media day at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The 5-second rule is one many implement in their daily lives.

Drop something on the floor or ground, and you have five seconds to pick it up before it’s no longer edible.

Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo subscribes to the theory, and he showed last week in the video below.

Based on the tweets of those who know Izzo well, the coach is a good sport about being caught eating popcorn off the floor.

To Izzo’s credit, this isn’t all that rare for basketball coaches. Former Indiana coach Tom Crean feels the same way, as does former Ohio State coach Thad Matta.