Extensions Coming for Dantonio and Staff
Mark Dantonio has had nine years at the helm of Michigan State football and he's done great things with it. Now it appears he will be rewarded for his team's great form.
According to College Football Talk on NBC Sports, Michigan State officials are working on "significant raises" for Coach Dantonio and his staff. The report says there is no timeline, though it could happen soon.
In Dantonio's nine years at Michigan State he has led the program to three conference championships, a Rose Bowl, a Cotton Bowl, a college football playoff appearance and an 87-33 record. In the last three years, Dantonio's team has only five losses.
That recent run of success is the cause for this reported raise, and many fans will agree he deserves it in comparison to his peers.
Coming in to 2015, Dantonio was the 21st highest paid coach in college football. He is also 5th among head coach salaries inside the Big Ten. This fact comes at a time where his team has finished 3rd, 5th and 6th at the end of the last three years.
For another idea of Michigan State's success recently, the Spartans have been in the AP top 25 for the last 41 weeks, dating back to polls from 2013. That streak is good for 5th in the country and the streak is two weeks away from becoming the longest streak of AP poll appearances in Michigan State history.
It's clear that Michigan State football has been the best it ever was with Dantonio in charge.