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#pounditTuesday, October 4, 2022

Mark Dantonio steps down as head coach at Michigan State

Mark Dantonio has had a successful run as the head football coach at Michigan State for the past 13 years, and that run has officially come to an end.

Dantonio made the shocking announcement on Tuesday that he is stepping down as the head coach of the Spartans.

Dantonio had a record of 115-57 at Michigan State. However, the Spartans struggled over the past two seasons after winning 10 games in 2017. They went just 7-6 this year and last year, finishing off the 2019 season with a win over Wake Forest in the Pinstripe Bowl.

Dantonio led Michigan State to the College Football Playoff semifinal in 2015, and things went a bit downhill from there. The team has a record of 27-24 since. Still, Dantonio is the winningest coach in school history and won three Big Ten titles.

There was talk during the season that Dantonio could be on the hot seat, but Michigan State’s athletic director said there was no consideration being given to firing the coach.

In addition to the mediocre results on the field over the past few years, Dantonio was also named in cover-up allegations regarding the sexual assault scandals that have rocked Michigan State.

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