Mark Dantonio's contract rollover approved through 2022 season
Mark Dantonio is once again on contract with Michigan State for six more seasons.
As part of the revised contract Michigan State football head coach Mark Dantonio signed last February, his six-year deal continued to roll over from one year to the next.
That means that each year Dantonio completes at MSU, another year is added to the end of his deal, pending approval by the Michigan State Board of Trustees. Dantonio got that approval Friday, according to Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press, extending his contract now through January 14, 2023.
Dantonio's revised contract last winter bumped his annual compensation from $3.67 million to $4.3 million. According to USA TODAY's yearly report, that ranked Dantonio 14th in the country and fifth in the Big Ten in 2016.
The new contract came after Dantonio led MSU to a 36-5 record in three years, including two Big Ten titles, Rose Bowl and Cotton Bowl wins and a berth in the 2015 College Football Playoff. Last year brought drastically different results, though, as the Spartans went 3-9 to compile the program's first losing season since 2009, when MSU went 6-7 during Dantonio's third year as head coach.
Next season is set to be Dantonio's 11th in East Lansing. In the previous 10 years now, he's gone 90-42, including 53-28 in Big Ten action and 4-5 in bowl games.
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