Michigan State Mark Dantonio Replacement Odds Revealed
Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio replacement odds were revealed this week.
Current Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell remains the favorite. Behind him is former Spartans defensive coordinator and current Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.
Dantonio shocked the college football world this week when he announced his abrupt resignation.
While Michigan State and Dantonio deciding to part ways was not in itself all that surprising given recent history, the timing was.
Not only did this early February date ensure that Dantonio walked away with a hefty lump sum payment, it also limited Michigan State’s options in terms of potential replacements.
Odds to be the next Head Coach of Michigan State (BetOnline):
Luke Fickell +200
Pat Narduzzi +300
Blake Anderson +750
Tom Allen +900
Tony Elliott +900
Dave Clawson +1000
Matt Campbell +1200
Mike Tressel +1200
Brian Harsin +1600
Chris Creighton +1600
Clark Lea +1600
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) February 6, 2020
Recently, odds makers released the likelihoods of Michigan State hiring all the big names that have been suggested up to this point.
Fickell is the obvious favorite, at +200. From there you have Narduzzi who is +300, Arkansas State’s Blake Anderson who is +750, Indiana’s Tom Allen who is +900 and Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliot who is also +900.
Out of that group, Anderson is a particularly interesting candidate. He has led his program to six winning years in a row and has a 47-30 overall mark.
Then we get into the real longshots. Dave Clawson comes in at +1000, Matt Campbell at +1200 Mike Tressel at +1200, Brian Harsin at +1600, Chris Creighton at +1600 and Clark Lea at +1600.
One way or another, Michigan State will likely announce its replacement for Dantonio at some point in the next few weeks.
At that point we should all have a clearer picture of where this program is ultimately heading in 2020.
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