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Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

Posted on: October 8, 2011 2:46 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

After leading Michigan State to its first 11-win season in program history and its first share of the Big Ten title in two decades, Mark Dantonio was due a reward. He got that reward today, as the school announced it had signed Dantonio to a brand new, five-year rollover contract.

In terms of actual money coming in, little changes for the coach; Dantonio's overally salary was raised from $1.8 million to $1.83 million, a rather insignificant boost. But Dantonio's base salary is raised in the deal, and his incentives have been restructured, according to the statement.

"I know I speak for the entire Spartan family when I say that we are pleased and proud of the success of the Spartan football program under Coach Dantonio," President Lou Anna K. Simon said. "This contract symbolizes the long-term commitment so essential for a successful program. Mark Dantonio is a wonderful person, terrific coach and a very special part of Team MSU."

Here's the breakdown of Dantonio's new salary structure:

• $650,000 base salary
• $869,000 supplemental income
• $100,000 shoe/apparel agreement
• $200,000 contingent annual base
• $13,000 benefits 
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: October 9, 2011 10:25 am
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

Coach D is a good one for sure.  It will definitely be interesting to see the evolution of Sparty these next few years.  With UM being in-state focused again with recruits, I wonder if it becomes challenging for MSU to field top players...



Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: October 9, 2011 7:05 am
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

Dantonio is now a lean man.  I agree not as good as Meyer would be but he has done a good job at State.  Cheater I do not think so.


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Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

Dantonio is not going to osu. They dont want him. He IS to close to tressel. Markie D was his right hand man at Youngstown St. (busted there), and then again at osu (busted there), before he went to Cincy. Just a matter of time before the NCAA starts looking at Marky D at msu. Forget about Urban. Coaching at Florida almost killed him. Coaching at osu will. Not that it is any tougher mind you, but it would just be stupid. I hear Rich Rodriguez is available.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 5:49 pm
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

Why would he want the pressure of coaching at OSU?,he is a good fit at MSU,good for them,good for him.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

Agree. If you had a chance to land Urban Meyer, why would you even mess with an overrated, unhealthy coach in Dantonio? Besides, he is a long time close friends with Mr. Cheater (Tressel) and I am sure OSU wants no link to their chheatin, past




Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2011 4:25 pm
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

He has no interest in OSU....

OSU has no interest in him is more accurate.



Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 4:19 pm
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

He has no interest in OSU....



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: October 8, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Michigan State gives Mark Dantonio new contract

I wonder if his contract has a release if Ohio State offers him their head coaching job?


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