Mark Dantonio

Mel Tucker
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Mel Tucker; Mark Dantonio; Anthony Ianni; Bill Beekman; Cassius Winston; Xavier Tillman; Aaron Henry; Rocket Watts; 


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A week after the winningnest football coach in Michigan State history, Mark Dantonio, announced his retirment in the wake of alleged NCAA violations and a bruising season, Mel Tucker was officially named head coach of the MSU football team.

Jake Reuse
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Mark Dantonio; Luke Fickell; Mel Tucker; Bill Beekman; Tom Izzo; Cassius Winston; Xavier Tillman


Mel Tucker
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First reported by The Athletic's Bruce Feldman, Michigan State University has found its next football coach in Mel Tucker, current head coach at the University of Colorado . Tucker, 48, will replace Mark Dantonio, who coached the MSU football program for 13 seasons. Dantonio announced his retirement last week. No contract terms have become immediately available. The news comes after front-runner Luke Fickell, who is the current head coach at the University of Cincinnati, turned down the MSU job on Monday morning.
 

Luke Fickell
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Luke Fickell turns down MSU football; Listener reaction to Fickell turning down MSU job; MSU men's basketball falls to Michigan 


Bennie Fowler
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Bennie Fowler is a former Michigan State wide reciever, who played under former Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio from 2009-2013. He has since gone on to play in the NFL for the Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, and New York Giants. In his book Silver Spoon: The Imperfect Guide to Success Fowler shares stories of insight from greats in the world of sports like Peyton Manning, Draymond Green, and Tom Brady about what separates the good from the great. Fowler also tells of the impact that late NBA basketball legend Kobe Bryant played in his life. 


James Moore
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Mark Dantonio; Bill Beekman; Pat Narduzzi; Luke Fickell; Robert Saleh; James Moore; Kobe Bryant


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Michigan State University football coach Mark Dantonio has announced that he is stepping down after 13 seasons.

Cassius Winston
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Tom Izzo; Gabe Brown; Xavier Tillman; Cassius Winston; Rocket Watts; Foster Loyer; Aaron Henry; Chris Collins; Kobe King; Mark Dantonio; Curtis Blackwell


Aaron Hernandez and Tom Brady
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Aaron Hernandez; Luke Kuechly; Mark Dantonio; Tom Izzo; Sekou Doumbouya; Michael Jordan;

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