mickjagger
13 seasons, 114-57 W-L record ...  a Rose Bowl win and a CFP semi-finalist.

Luke Fickell & Bret Bielema are the top candidates to replace Dantonio, per the Big Ten Network

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/bigten/2020/02/04/mark-dantonio-leaving-michigan-state-coaching-job-after-13-seasons/4657976002/
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dawgstyle
Considering all the stuff that is about to come out about him, this isnt a surprise at all.  No chance he would survive the Blackwell depositions.  Funny that he got a 4.3 million dollar bonus 2 weeks ago.  

An awful Athetlic Department finally getting some of what they deserve.
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db11
It's also been downhill for Broke Down Belichick and MSU since UM got their crap together.
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mickjagger
dawgstyle wrote:
Considering all the stuff that is about to come out about him, this isnt a surprise at all.  No chance he would survive the Blackwell depositions.  Funny that he got a 4.3 million dollar bonus 2 weeks ago.  

An awful Athetlic Department finally getting some of what they deserve.
I saw that, Pooch ... in hindsight & in reality, was the $4.3M bonus more or less a contract buyout?
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dawgstyle
Not really a buyout. It's a common clause in coaching contracts for them to receive a bonus if they are still employed at certain dates. The MSU athletic department is in denial. Today the Michigan AG said they will investigating rape allegations against former MSU players.
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db11
dawgstyle wrote:
Not really a buyout. It's a common clause in coaching contracts for them to receive a bonus if they are still employed at certain dates. The MSU athletic department is in denial. Today the Michigan AG said they will investigating rape allegations against former MSU players.


And coming off the Nassar stuff no less...
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mickjagger
mickjagger wrote:
13 seasons, 114-57 W-L record ...  a Rose Bowl win and a CFP semi-finalist.

Luke Fickell & Bret Bielema are the top candidates to replace Dantonio, per the Big Ten Network

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/bigten/2020/02/04/mark-dantonio-leaving-michigan-state-coaching-job-after-13-seasons/4657976002/
Add Pitt's Pat Narduzzi  and Boise St's Bryan Harsin to the short list of MSU's head coaching candidates.

Narduzzi, of course, was MSU's defensive coordinator for about 10 seasons before replacing Paul Chryst at Pitt.

Story:
https://247sports.com/college/michigan-state/LongFormArticle/Mark-Dantonio-Michigan-State-Spartans-coaching-search-options-candidates-143323041/#143323041_5
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dawgstyle
I believe I read Fickell and Narduzzi already said no.  They asked Robert Saleh to interview, he also said no.
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dawgstyle
MSU offered Colorado Head Coach Mel Tucker. He wasn't interested either.
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dawgstyle
Looks like Luke Fickell has taken the job.
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db11
dawgstyle wrote:
Looks like Luke Fickell has taken the job.


Not so fast, my friend.
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blade12
db11 wrote:


Not so fast, my friend.


Harbaugh will have Fickell retired before Fickell even takes the job.  Just jokes Dawg, just jokes.
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dawgstyle
db11 wrote:


Not so fast, my friend.


Glad to see the culture they have created came back to bite them once again.  Nothing like your last viable candidate backing out at the 23rd hour due to the campus culture.

Now they are basically going to just have to hire whoever they can get.
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dawgstyle
blade12 wrote:


Harbaugh will have Fickell retired before Fickell even takes the job.  Just jokes Dawg, just jokes.


All jokes aside. He was retired before 2020.  Who was responsible for that is up to debate.
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mickjagger
dawgstyle wrote:
Glad to see the culture they have created came back to bite them once again.  Nothing like your last viable candidate backing out at the 23rd hour due to the campus culture.

Now they are basically going to just have to hire whoever they can get.
Has Bret Bielema moved to the front of the line, by default, as the leading candidate to replace Mark Dantonio ?

Yes
https://247sports.com/college/wisconsin/Article/Michigan-State-coaching-search-Bret-Bielema-calls-Luke-Fickell-pulls-out-Mark-Dantonio-143611805/

No
https://247sports.com/Article/Michigan-State-coaching-search-Bret-Bielema-Arkansas-Razorbacks-Luke-Fickell-143639384/
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