Michigan State Will Fire Mark Dantonio
Michigan State will fire Mark Dantonio sooner rather than later.
Dantonio, 63, ended the regular season with an unimpressive victory over a terrible Maryland team on Saturday.
In an outing that the Spartans should have won easily, they instead found themselves down 16-13 in the third quarter.
It was only thanks to two Matt Coghlin field goals, including one in the final three minutes, that they were able to gut out a victory and become bowl eligible.
Michigan State will most likely play their bowl game either in Ford Field on Dec. 26 or New York City on Dec. 27.
Overall, this season has been a huge disappointment for a Michigan State program that was supposed to be a contender for the conference crown.
During a Fox pregame show, former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer harshly criticized the way the Spartans have looked this year – particularly in the coaching department.
Urban Meyer with a blunt assessment of MSU:
“You watch Michigan State play, how many NFL players do they got? That doesn’t look like the defenses I used to go against. They had first-round corners, Le’Veon Bell. I don’t see that. That’s coaches, recruiting development.”
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) November 16, 2019
“You watch Michigan State play. How many NFL players do they got?” asked Meyer.
“That doesn’t look like the defenses I used to go against. They had first-round corners, Le’Veon Bell. I don’t see that. That’s coaches, recruiting, development.”
There is no taking away what Dantonio has accomplished at the school. Between 2010 and 2017 he was an absolute beast of a coach. He will undoubtedly go down as the greatest coach in Michigan State history.
But the time to move on has come.
Michigan State will fire Dantonio soon. Maybe it will be this year. Perhaps it will be next. Either way, though – it’s coming.
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