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Michigan State Makes Surprising Coaching Decision

Michigan State Makes Surprising Coaching Decision

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 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.

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7 Comments

  1. Fire Coach D, you say the Alumni is thinking! As an alumni that attended the 10-10 tie, with my green blood, I say nuts to that! Speechless……

    1. I must confess I was taken by surprise by the title of this article. I assumed that Dantonio would be gone,despite his reputation as a coach at Michigan State University. What would have “surprised” many would have been his dismissal. Did anyone really think he would be shown the door?

  2. This is nothing more than further proof, if further proof were required, of MSU’s continued willingness to remain on the treadmill of mediocrity and their inability to make tough decisions when they need to be made. I just hope Dantonio feels embarrassed every time he receives a paycheck. What once could have been a great legacy is now being tarnished one loss after another.

  3. Time and time again Ive heard on Dantonios job is “in jeopardy.”.The way I see it is 12 out of 13 yrs our teams went bowling.Not to mention beating Michigan 8 times. Has everyone forgot he signed a contract saying he is a Spartan for Life?If he goes and then there goes winning records,those fat checks the school gets for being in a bowlgame.Relax Spartan fans dont cry wolf just yet.

    1. As in life, it’s what have you done for me lately. In Dantonios case, nothing. MSU is becoming what they have been accusing Michigan fans of for years, talking about all the glory days of yester year in spite of years of mediocrity.

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