Glen Mason hired Dantonio in 1991 to be the defensive secondary coach for the Kansas Jayhawks. On October 8, 2011, Dantonio signed a contract extension that made him a "Spartan for life. Blackwell is suing Dantonio, Hollis and former university president Lou Anna K. Simon, saying his rights were violated when he was accused of covering up sexual assault allegations against King, Corley and Vance. “You look at him during the game and he looks like he’s miserable. The Spartans capped 2014 with an epic comeback in the Cotton Bowl, scoring 21 fourth-quarter points to beat Baylor. The team lost five games (Central Michigan, at Notre Dame, Iowa, at Minnesota, Texas Tech) in which they held the lead in the fourth quarter, leading to a disappointing 6–7 record. On September 30, after Dantonio had stated that he would be coaching the next game from the press box and just two days before Michigan State played Wisconsin, Dantonio was admitted back into the hospital as a blood clot was found in his leg. Once again, Ohio State’s national championship dreams were dashed by the Spartans for the second time in three seasons. 12 in Jim Harbaugh’s first season. The following week Dantonio's team beat Central Michigan 31–20 in their last non-conference game of the season. Dantonio began his career as a graduate assistant at Ohio and Purdue before taking a grad assistant spot with Earle Bruce at Ohio State. No longer is Michigan State an afterthought in the Big Ten. In their 12 losses over the 2018-2019 seasons, the Spartans were outscored 139–13 in the fourth quarter. [4], On September 21, 2019, with his 110th victory, Dantonio became the winningest head coach in MSU football surpassing Duffy Daugherty. By: Mark Russell, [jwplayer PnmOZkAA] Each week, Joel Klatt gives us his opinion of who the top teams in college football are. But Dantonio has been the first person to say that the milestone would be nowhere in sight without the players who've gone through the program since he took it over … Every now and then they happen.”. Dantonio eventually got that raise in February of 2014 as his total compensation was bumped to $3.64 million, but the fact it became a focal point of the team’s trip to Southern California never sat well with Hollis. [16] The Spartans lost to the Crimson Tide 49–7 and finished 11–2. However, Dantonio was questioned for recruiting Robertson when he had a history of complaints in high school in Indiana. Mark Justin Dantonio (born March 9, 1956) is a former American football coach and player. But the losses started to pile up, seven in a row to be exact. “As I thought about Mark going to Michigan State, I never thought about Duffy Daugherty’s record or anything,” Tressel said. Dantonio had to watch the game from his hospital room. Dantonio was named Big Ten Football Coach of the Year. Mark Dantonio Ohio State Postgame Press Conference, Ohio State vs. Rutgers 2020 Football Preview And Prediction, Ohio State makes move in latest ESPN College Football Power Rankings, Big Ten football power rankings after week two of conference play, Big Ten Football 2020 Bowl Projections, College Football Playoff picks after conference Week 2. Whether that happens or not, it’s hard to argue with what Dantonio has built. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Instead of attempt to tie the game in the first overtime, Dantonio uttered two now unforgettable words to his players. In addition to the cramped press conferences, players prepared for games in tiny locker rooms and spent much of their week in facilities that were lagging far behind others in the Big Ten. The Spartans defeated the fifth-ranked Stanford Cardinal 24–20 in the 100th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2014. “Can’t keep me down on Michigan week,” Dantonio said. “I knew when the Cincinnati job came open that that was the perfect fit for him,” recalled Tressel, now the president at Youngstown State. There have been detractors along the way. In the 2003 season, his defense ranked number one in the country in rushing defense and ninth in total defense, which led the Buckeyes to an 11–2 record and #4 national ranking. It was just the third time in school history that Michigan State had won 10 or more games in a season, the other two seasons being those of 1965 and 1999. Dantonio's Spartans hold the active school record with four consecutive bowl wins. “In my opinion, the immediate reinstatement of Glenn Winston to the football team reflects very poorly on Michigan State athletics,” he said. He was a bargain at a base salary $682,905 per year that reached nearly $2 million with bonuses. Defensive ends coach Chuck Bullough and defensive backs coach Paul Haynes are both in their second seasons, but Bullough was a standout linebacker with the Spartans and Haynes was an assistant for John L. Smith in 2003-4. “With his familiarity with Michigan State, having been here as an assistant coach, he knew the opportunities and he knew the challenges, and I was convinced that he could deliver positively on that,” Hollis said. When the Spartans are overlooked, that’s often when they have their best seasons. Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, meets Ohio State coach Jim Tressel at midfield after Ohio State's 24-17 win in a NCAA college football game in Columbus, Ohio. “A lot of coaches. A lot of administrators. In the wake of the two cases, Dantonio did not renew the contract of Curtis Blackwell, who served as director of college advancement and performance. Story Links With the 31-10 triumph over Northwestern on Saturday, Mark Dantonio became Michigan State's all-time winningest coach in program history with 110 victories, surpassing the legendary Hall of Famer Duffy Daugherty. He's a very warm, very charming guy and you can just see that little smile on his face that you never see during the game.”. Mark Dantonio holds aloft part of the Big Ten trophy and quarterback Connor Cook grins in the background after MSU beats Ohio State, 34 … Mark Dantonio turned MSU into a Big Ten title contender by seizing control of this rivalry. Michigan State lost the game, 24–12, finishing the season 9–4. When Dantonio was named Michigan State’s coach, he wasn’t exactly a household name. And some time this season, perhaps as early as Saturday when Michigan State hosts Arizona State, Dantonio will have more wins than any coach in program history, surpassing the legendary Duffy Daugherty, who won 109 games from 1954-72. Offensive coordinator Don Treadwell became acting head coach while Dantonio recovered. MSU finished the regular season 7–5, and went on to lose to Oregon in the Redbox Bowl, 7–6. He became the first head coach in 23 years to lead the school to a winning season in his first season at UC. Ohio State was the defending national champion, and it seemed a forgone conclusion the Buckeyes would win the Big Ten again and get a shot at defending their title. We present them here for purely educational purposes. Mark Dantonio became the 24th head coach at Michigan State on November 27, 2006. Ohio State fell to Clemson in Miami, 40-35. The wins came quickly as Michigan State went 7-6 in that first season and played in its first bowl game in four seasons. “We came here with an opportunity to try and make a mark,” said Dantonio, who earned his 109th victory this past weekend when his Spartans demolished Western Michigan, 51-17. Dantonio is still chasing. In the Spartans' second game of the season they would fall to Arizona State 16-13. In 1986, he began a five-year stint on Jim Tressel's staff at Youngstown State University as a defensive secondary coach. After the win, MSU came home and lost to Ohio State, 26–6, before traveling to Lincoln and losing to Nebraska, 9–6.

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