Michigan State Makes Surprising Coaching Decision
Michigan State made a surprising coaching decision this week.
Following a disappointing 2019 college football season, many expected the Spartans to take a serious look at firing Mark Dantonio.
Dantonio has unarguably been the best coach in program history, but he has also struggled mightily in recent years.
A lot of people expected the Spartans to be a dark horse challenger for the Big Ten crown with Urban Meyer gone, but instead the Spartans went an underwhelming 7-6.
Regardless of what happened in the Pinstripe Bowl against Wake Forest, it is hard to view this past season in a positive light if you are a Michigan State fan.
Before the team’s bowl game, school president Dr. Samuel Stanley spoke out about his head football coach and everything that transpired this past year.
I asked MSU President Dr. Samuel Stanley if he’s confident the program is headed in the right direction under Mark Dantonio. pic.twitter.com/yyZItLhpTp
— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) December 27, 2019
“I think coach Dantonio has really an incredible track record as you know – the winningest coach in MSU history – so I am pleased with the direction of the program overall,” Stanley said.
“The season was not what we hoped for last year, there’s no question, but I think he is the right person to continue.”
It is clear that Dantonio is not going anywhere after this season.
That being said, if Michigan State underwhelms again in 2020, you have to figure that no amount of built up goodwill will be able to save Dantonio’s job.