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Mich St Coach Dantonio Steps Down Day Before Signing Day

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Spurffel, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. unofficialgator

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    Don’t worry those who unfairly think students should be held to higher commitment standards then their own coaches are usually silent when stuff like this happens.
     
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  2. atlantagator86

    atlantagator86 GC Hall of Fame

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    I get what you're saying but would you seriously leave a program just days before a $4.3 million bonus kicks in because "it's the right thing to do"?
     
  3. your_perfect_enemy

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    If he had gone to them early January and told them he was going to step down after the bonus day, I have to think they would have worked with him to leave earlier while still giving him the bonus so they could get a started searching for a new coach. It might not have made a difference for signing day and he really may not have fully decided until yesterday, but the timing of it with the lawsuit (frivolous or not) at least raises an eyebrow.
     
  4. atlantagator86

    atlantagator86 GC Hall of Fame

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    Oh yeah, it totally looks bad. I agree that he probably didn't decide until yesterday.
     
  5. Neptune

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    I think Sparty will go after Luke Fickell at Cincinnati.
     
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  6. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Josh Newberg is now reporting that Mike Norvell has entered the coaching transfer portal...

    News at 11 :D
     
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  7. hotelgator

    hotelgator GC Legend

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    Agree that offensively they just didn't have it!
    Good D and ST got them to bowls.
     
  8. Gatorfred

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    On to the back benchers

    Monday's update on Michigan State's search - FootballScoop

    Sources tell FootballScoop Bret Bielema has let Michigan State know he’s highly interested

    Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry and Central Michigan’s Jim McElwain could be potential targets as well. (Rittenberg has since followed saying Pry will remain at Penn State.)

    With the search now in Week 2 and the top-level candidates all staying put, the process has now moved from “Who can we get?” to “Who will take this job?” Bielema is there for the taking and Tressel is…. there. Butch Jones would love the job…
     
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  9. lerxst6

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    Bielema would be a good fit there.
     
  10. obgator

    obgator All American

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    Mel Tucker to MSU
     
  11. 62gator

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    fwiw:

    Michigan State: Mark Dantonio announced he was retiring on February 4th. In documents revealed to MLive, we see that DHR’s Glenn Sugiyama sent a contract to Michigan State on January 23rd and that contract was fully executed on January 31st. DHR was paid $100,000 for their services during the search.
     
  12. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator "Where's The Beef"?? (Or the crabcakes, etc.)... VIP Member "Cook Shack Chef"

    Umm...

    Doesn't that belong in the well established "Mel Tucker to MSU" thread here??

    Just askin' for a friend. :)
     
  13. obgator

    obgator All American

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    Umm...

    If you notice the time stamp, my post was made before that thread was started. I didn’t think I needed to start a separate thread.

    Just replyin’ for an Ever Vigilant friend :)
     
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