14
Aug
2020

Mark Dantonio resigns at Michigan State after 13 seasons

first_imgBlackwell was an assistant coach at Michigan State under Dantonio from 2013-17. According to MLive.com, “Blackwell continues to say he was made the ‘fall guy’ following a 2017 on-campus party where three MSU football players allegedly sexual assaulted a female.”MORE: Fired, hired, resigned: Looking at coaching changes for 2019 season Mark Dantonio resigned as Michigan State’s head coach after 13 seasons with the program on Tuesday.Dantonio leaves shortly after receiving a $4.3 million bonus. MLive.com also reports that he is being accused of committing NCAA violations, citing court documents filed in a motion by former assistant coach Curtis Blackwell. Dantonio, 63, compiled a 114-57 record in his 13 seasons with the Spartans. Michigan State won a share of the Big Ten championship in 2010 before taking outright conference titles in 2013 and 2015. He led the Spartans to a College Football Playoff appearance in 2015.Dantonio also had success against rival Michigan with a 8-5 record, including four straight wins from 2008-11. The Spartans were also known for dramatic wins, including a fake field goal against Notre Dame in 2010, Kirk Cousins’ Hail Mary to Keith Nichol in 2011 and the “Miracle at Michigan Part II against the Wolverines in 2015.Michigan State, however, slipped down the Big Ten East pecking order the last two seasons with back-to-back 7-6 records.last_img

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